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Ms. Kerrissey from Portland OR is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Self-Care Is Essential!

Help me give my students self-care items that they can take with them to get through their first year in college!

  • $338 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 10th grade Modern World History and 11th/12th grade AVID at an inner-city career/technical high school in Oregon. My students are a culturally diverse, inquisitive, and dedicated group of individuals who are in need of classroom materials to help take ownership of their learning.

Despite the overwhelming barriers they face on a daily basis, each of my students demonstrate resilience by continuously striving to grow and learn.

Please help my students get the materials they need and deserve to be successful in school. They are full of expression, wisdom, and creativity. Will you help give them a voice?

My Project

My AVID Seniors have been working so hard this year on college applications, essays, and scholarships as they prepare to embark on a new chapter of their life. They deserve to take some much needed self-care time to make some items that will help keep them calm and collected during their first year in college next year.

This project includes ingredients to make bath salts, soaps, and oil roller bottles all made from different essential oils that provide therapeutic healing and relaxation to help student manage the stress of their first year in college.

I want to give my students the tools and strategies to help relieve stress and anxiety as they make their way through this new chapter in their lives. Included in this project is a Tibetan singing bowl so we can practice mindfulness techniques and posters to make vision boards that students can take with them when they go to college next year. Please help celebrate all the hours of hard work my students have invested this year and provide an opportunity for them to practice self-care and mindfulness in the classroom together. It is the best gift we can give them as they journey on!

Ms. Kerrissey
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Silent Mind ~ Tibetan Singing Bowl Set ~ Bronze Mantra Design ~ With Dual Surface Mallet and Silk Cushion ~ Promotes Peace, Chakra Healing, and Mindfulness ~ Exquisite Gift • Amazon Business $35.97 1 $35.97
Baja Precious - Grapeseed Oil, 1 Gallon • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Beautiful Essential Oil Storage Box 49 Bottle - Holds 5-15ml & 10ml Roller Bottles - Free Roller Bottle Opener & 192 EO Labels - Wooden Oil Case Holder • Amazon Business $26.95 1 $26.95
Natrogix Bliss Essential Oils - Top 9 Therapeutic Grade 100% Pure Essential Oil Set (Tea Tree, Lavender, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Lemongrass, Lemon, Rosemary, Orange, Peppermint) w/Free E-Book • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
School Smart Railroad Boards, 22 x 28 Inches, 6-Ply, White, Pack of 25 • Amazon Business $11.29 2 $22.58
VERONES Mason Jars Canning Jars, 8 OZ Jelly Jars With Regular Lids and Bands, Ideal for Jam, Honey, Wedding Favors, Shower Favors, Baby Foods, 15 PACK • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Epsoak Epsom Salt 10lbs Magnesium Sulfate USP (10 lb. Bulk Bag) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Goats Milk - 2 Lbs Melt and Pour Soap Base - Our Earth's Secrets • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Glass Roller Bottles, 24 Pack 10 ml Cobalt Blue Essential Oil Roller Bottles with Stainless Steel Roller Balls (3 Dropper, 6 Extra Roller Balls, 2 Bottle Opener) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
3 Pcs Cake Muffin Mooncake Silicone Molds, FineGood Flower-Shaped Pans for Making Jelly Pudding Cookies Chocolate, DIY Handmade Soap Trays, 6-Cavity - Purple, Blue, Pink • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Food Coloring Liqua-Gel - 6 Color Rainbow Kit in .75 fl. oz. (20ml) Bottles • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Garden of Life Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil - Unrefined Cold Pressed Coconut Oil for Hair, Skin and Cooking, 14 Ounce • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Ultimate Essential Oil Roller Bottles Set With Stainless Steel Balls, 6 Pack 10ml Dark Blue Leakproof Glass Bottle With 7 Rollerballs For Perfume & Aromatherapy Oils 1 Funnel + Opener & 192 Labels • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95

Materials cost

$253.28

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.80

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$287.08

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$50.66

Total project goal

$337.74

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$337.74

5 Donors

-$332.45

Donations toward project cost

-$287.08

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.37

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.29

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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