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Ms. Hurt from Washington DC is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Self-Esteem Boost Bags

Help me give my students (especially my brilliant brown girls) the ability to feel good about themselves by learning that sweet (the perfume, the lotion, the chapstick) and simple (no makeup - just you) goes a long way.

  • $693 goal

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My Students

Our students are Hispanic and African-American. They are limited in resources, with over 90% of them qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch.

We try our best to create an environment that is safe and open while giving them meaningful experiences to enhance their lives.

Many of our students are also teen parents or dealing with identity issues. Due to those factors and lack of resources, many of them are on their own with the responsibility to find shelter and food. Our students find ways to get creative with limited supplies. They are thankful for new things and look forward when we are able to expose them to new things. Our students come to school for stability and the chance to forget about their circumstances while working to provide a better life for themselves.

My projects are about giving my students the best experiences while they are in school and providing them with what they need to be the best student possible - socially, emotionally, physically, and academically.

My Project

This is another project for my girls group called JUICE. We talk about self-esteem and how it really starts with how you feel and SEE yourself. Many of our girls need to understand the art of simplicity and sweetness. They spend so much time "putting on a face" that they can lose who they are. The session for this project is about building self by recognizing the inner and outer beauty of just being YOU! In addition, we know how influential pop culture is, we are going to help them see how beautiful they are with the simple things - a little bit of perfume (it's nice to smell good and leave a sweet memory of you), it's awesome to just wash your face (remove the makeup), moisturize (lotion and chapstick), and let the world receive the real you!

Our goal is to let them see that even with just a little accent (perfume, lotion, chapstick) they are just as beautiful as they are with the "full face".

Ms. Hurt
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Natural Makeup Remover Facial Cleansing Wipes from 1790 Are the Best Gentle Towelettes For Your Face - Remove Eye Makeup - Kind to Your Skin - Blemish Free Finish (25 Count, Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $16.50 5 $82.50
GUCCI 4 Piece Mini Set for Women • Amazon Business $64.50 1 $64.50
Giorgio Armani Variety 5 Piece Mini Gift Set for Women • Amazon Business $48.79 1 $48.79
HOPESHINE Face Makeup Remover Cloths Reusable Microfiber Wash Cloth for Face Towels Facial Cleaning Wipes Soft for Sensitive Skin (3-Pack 12'' x 12'') • Amazon Business $7.99 5 $39.95
BBTO 6 Pieces Makeup Bag Cosmetic Bag Travel Make Up Pouch Toiletry Case with Zippered Pocket for Women and Girls (Eyelash Pattern) • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
Once Upon A Rose Cosmetic Bag 3 Piece Set, Makeup Organizer, Toiletry Pouch, for Brushes, Pencil Case, Accessories, Travel, Girls, Gift Idea (Love & Stripes) • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
HOYOFO Women’s Cosmetic Bags Travel Small Makeup Storage Pouch Cosmetic and Toiletries Organizer Bag Pack of 4, Y set • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97
RAINBOW ROVERS Set of 3 Makeup Remover Wipes | Reusable & Ultra-fine Makeup Wipes | Suitable for All Skin Types | Removes Makeup with Water | Free Bonus Waterproof Travel Bag | Multiple Colours • Amazon Business $14.90 2 $29.80
KinHwa Makeup Remover Cloth Reusable Natural Face Cloth Ultra Soft Chemical-free 13inch x 13inch 12pack Cream • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Polyte Premium Hypoallergenic Chemical Free Microfiber Makeup Remover and Facial Cleansing Cloth 8 x 8 in, 6 Pack (Gray,White) • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
Nature’s Bees (24 Count, 8 Flavors) Cocoa Butter Flavored Lip Balm Tubes Set Bulk Assortment Natural Chap Treatment Moisturizer For Very Dry Lips • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Roomy Cosmetic Bag,3 piece Set Deanfun Waterproof Travel Toiletry Pouch Makeup with Zipper (Mandala Flowers) • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Jergens Ultra Healing Extra Dry Skin Moisturizer, 1 Ounce (Pack of 24) • Amazon Business $17.75 1 $17.75
Luxury Makeup Remover Cloth (Multi-Colored 3 Pack) | Glow Makeup Remover Wipes Off Makeup Like an Eraser with Just Water | Super Soft and Reusable | Chemical Free | Perfect for All Skin Types • Amazon Business $16.80 1 $16.80
9 Pcs Mini Perfume Gift Set for Women, LuckyFine 9 Scent City Fragrances Kit Spray Perfume Gift for Girls • Amazon Business $15.98 1 $15.98
Duufin 24 Pieces Chapstick Holder Keychains Lipstick Holder Keychains with 24 Pieces Metal Clip Cords Suitable for Chapstick Tracker and Safeguard, 24 Vibrant Color, Medium • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98
Kleenex Trusted Care Facial Tissues, 8 On-The-Go Travel Packs, 10 Tissues per Pack (80 Tissues Total) • Amazon Business $2.28 3 $6.84

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