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Mrs. Saxon from Cleveland OH is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Rub -A- Dub- Dub, Dirty Clothes In The Tub!

My students need a portable washer, dryer, ironing board, and other essential items to ensure that they are not ostracized or missing school due to a lack of clean clothing.

  • $1,110 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students attend school in a large urban district in Ohio, where all of the student body receives free breakfast and lunch. Many of our students walk to school through neighborhoods that are characterized by abandoned buildings and overgrown lots. Yet, our attendance rate remains at a steady 93%, which is a testament to their commitment towards education.

My scholars especially enjoy learning opportunities that allow them to have hands-on experiences and different learning modalities as they provide many pathways toward achievement.

My Project

Students should be able to come to school to receive an education without worrying about clean clothes. Over the years, I have noticed an alarming amount of students coming to school with soiled clothing. Whether it is due to unstable shelter conditions, homelessness, lack of running water, or proper facilities to wash clothes, dirty clothing has a negative effect on students.

A portable washer and dryer at school would have a positive impact on those scholars that are in need because not only is their self-esteem at risk, personal hygiene is at stake as well.

Dirty clothes can harbor microorganisms and wearing clothing with microorganisms on them can lead to a variety of problems. Skin infections, odor smelling bacteria/ fungi can grow, and students often become the target for cruel jokes and social isolation.

Having clean clothes would give those students back their dignity and allow them to focus on achieving academic excellence. This project would also support those in need of simply wanting to be clean, odor and wrinkle free with personal cleaning wipes, deodorant and an ironing board.

This project will make a difference in the lives of my scholars because it will give them the confidence needed to be a part of a very social environment that we call public education.

Mrs. Saxon
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Black + Decker BPWM09W Portable Washer • Amazon Business $253.16 1 $253.16
Magic Chef MCSDRY1S 2.6 cu. ft. Laundry Dryer, White • Amazon Business $189.00 1 $189.00
Tide PODS 3 in 1 HE Turbo Laundry Detergent Pacs, Spring Meadow Scent, 81 Count Tub - Packaging May Vary • Amazon Business $19.97 4 $79.88
Tide PODS 3 in 1 HE Turbo Laundry Detergent Pacs, Original Scent, 81 Count Tub • Amazon Business $19.97 4 $79.88
Tide PODS Free & Gentle HE Turbo Laundry Detergent Pacs 81-load Tub • Amazon Business $19.97 4 $79.88
Clorox Control Bleach Packs, Regular Laundry Packs, 48 Count • Amazon Business $14.64 4 $58.56
Surviveware Biodegradable Wet Wipes for No Rinse Bathing and Shower Great For Camping,Travel and Body Cleansing Vitamin E, Aloe, Hypoallergenic and Unscented Ideal for Personal Cleaning and Hygiene • Amazon Business $8.97 5 $44.85
Stalwart Mobile Dolly Roller with 4 Locking Wheels- Heavy Duty Furniture and Appliance Portable Adjustable Base Rolling Dolly Cart • Amazon Business $19.98 2 $39.96
Homz Contour Steel Top Ironing Board, Extra Stable Legs, Grey & White Filigree Cover • Amazon Business $33.42 1 $33.42
Dove Cotton Soft Anti-Perspirant Deodorant Spray Dry 48 Hour Protection (Pack of 6) 150 Ml by Dove • Amazon Business $22.95 1 $22.95
Dove Men + Care Clean Comfort Spray Deodorant & Anti-Perspirant 150ML / 5.07 Oz,(6 Pack) • Amazon Business $17.72 1 $17.72

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