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Ms. Kastens from Bridgeport CT is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Sanitize Is The New Apple

Help me give my students the supplies to help keep them and the classroom clean and a healthy environment for learning.

  • $285 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Most of my students are working below fifth grade math and reading levels, but they always have the willingness to learn. We are an inner-city school where the average family falls into the low-income category.

The incoming fifth graders are an interesting bunch, but all are open to new activities and ready to learn!

We are a small neighborhood Title I public school and have only two classrooms per grade level. Every child in our school receives free breakfast and lunch. All the teachers, regardless of the grade they teach, have a strong relationship with all the students in the building. We do believe that it takes a village, and when the children graduate from our school, we all take pride in the fact we were all part of the process.

Our students come to school every day ready to learn in spite of the challenges they face on a daily basis. Because of that, they inspire me to live up to their expectations and give them a reason to overcome some of those challenges and be excited to learn new things.

My Project

Our classrooms are packed to the max with students, and keeping it germ-free is a major task. Keeping the room germ free can help lower student absences due to colds and flu. There are many reasons why students do not come to school; I would like to eliminate one by trying to keep them as healthy as possible.

It used to be "an apple a day"; today, keeping our surroundings clean and free of as many germs as possible is our new apple!

Using the materials of cleaners, wipes, and air fresheners will help keep those nasty germs at bay. Proper education of using tissues for coughs and sneezes, and washing our hands, will help keep the area germ free. Let's keep the learning in and the germs out of the classroom!

Ms. Kastens
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 60 students.

7 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Amazon Brand - Presto! Flex-a-Size Paper Towels, Huge Roll, 12 Count = 30 Regular Rolls • Amazon Business $26.49 1 $26.49
Air Wick Pure Freshmatic 4 Refills Automatic Spray, Ocean Breeze, 4ct, Air Freshener, Essential Oil, Odor Neutralization, Packaging May Vary • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Amazon Brand - Solimo Disinfecting Wipes, Lemon Scent, 75 Wipes Each (Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $9.49 2 $18.98
Kleenex Trusted Care Facial Tissues, 6 Flat Boxes, 144 Tissues per Box (864 Tissues Total) • Amazon Business $8.48 2 $16.96
Air Wick Pure Freshmatic Automatic Spray Starter Kit, (Gadget + 2 Refills), Summer Delights, Air Freshener, Essential Oil, Odor Neutralization, Packaging May Vary • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Citrus Magic 618372454 Triple Action Moisture and Odor Absorber Fresh Citrus, 12.8-Ounce • Amazon Business $6.90 2 $13.80
Copper & Patina 4" Playful Combo Ready Letters • Amazon Business $12.47 1 $12.47
Green Works 00457 Commercial Solutions All Purpose Cleaner, 64 fl oz Refill • Amazon Business $6.17 2 $12.34
Swiffer, Multi Surface Refills, Unscented Scent, 18 Count • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
Crafty Dab Window Writer - 4 Pack Clamshell - Patriotic • Amazon Business $11.78 1 $11.78
Softsoap Liquid Hand Soap, Aquarium - 7.5 fluid ounce (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $5.88 2 $11.76
All-Health Flexible Fabric Adhesive Bandages, Assorted Sizes, 200 Count • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
EXPO Whiteboard / Dry Erase Board Liquid Cleaner, 22-ounce • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Casabella 1 Count Dustpan and Brush Set, Graphite/Orange • Amazon Business $6.15 1 $6.15
Method All-Purpose Cleaner, Lime + Sea Salt, 28 Ounce • Amazon Business $2.98 2 $5.96

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