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Ms. Sims from Iowa City IA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Self-Serve Self-Care Station for Junior High Students in the Library

Help me give my students access to personal care items so they can focus on learning!

  • $590 goal

This project expired on November 24, 2019.

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My Students

The 800 7th and 8th graders at our school are wonderful- they are hilarious, passionate, and of course, growing! Our school has a diverse population, and approximately 42% of our students are eligible for free or reduced lunch.

Our school library is all about supporting students - their reading lives, their learning, their personal growth - and sometimes little things can get in the way.

We would like to create a “Self-Care Station” in the library where students can quickly grab what they need without asking permission and without potential embarrassment.

The station will have items junior high students might commonly need, but don’t always have on hand: bandaids, lotion, breath strips, deodorant, menstruation supplies, hair ties, glasses cleaner, face wipes, lint roller, and stress balls.

While classroom teachers and the health office provide many of these supplies, access to those spaces is sometimes limited. Because the library is accessible all day long and welcomes every single student, we like to be a central location for students to get access to what

My Project

Self-care means a lot more than putting on lotion or squeezing a stress ball, but small comforts can help a student feel more comfortable and welcome at school.

Students of all ages need to feel connected, welcomed, and cared for at school - one small way we hope to support students is by providing some personal care items in a private, embarrassment-free way.

Adding a self-care station to the school library supports our mission of access in a new way. We hope that by letting students know they can swing by the library to get what they need personally and academically will help build strong, trusting relationships with our school community.

Ms. Sims
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 800 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kleenex Professional Facial Tissue for Business (21400), Flat Tissue Boxes, 36 Boxes / Case, 100 Tissues / Box • Amazon Business $38.98 1 $38.98
Burt's Bees Lip Balm, Beeswax, Squeezable (0.35 oz) (3 PACK) • Amazon Business $15.90 2 $31.80
Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Facial Sheets, Portable Blotting Papers for Face and Nose, Blotting Sheets for Oily Skin to Instantly Remove Excess Oil and Shine, Absorbing Blotting Papers, 50 ct (6 Pack) • Amazon Business $31.08 1 $31.08
L. Organic Cotton Tampons with BPA-Free Applicators, Regular Absorbency, 90 Count • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
L. Organic Cotton & Chlorine-Free Pads, Regular Absorbency with Ultra Thin Design, 56 Count • Amazon Business $14.95 2 $29.90
Nosh Pack Peppermint Starlight Mints Individually Wrapped Candy Bulk 10 Pounds – Approx. 800 Mints • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Curad Performance Series Adhesive Bandages, Assorted Variety Pack Includes Standard, XL, Finger & Knuckle Bandages, 50Count • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
Listerine Cool Mint Pocketpaks Breath Strips, 12-24-Strip Pack total 288 strips • Amazon Business $20.55 1 $20.55
Downy Wrinkle Release Spray Plus, Static Remover, Odor Eliminator, Steamer for Clothes Accessory, Fabric Refresher and Ironing Aid, Light Fresh Scent, 3 Fluid Ounce (Pack Of 12 Travel Bottles) • Amazon Business $19.08 1 $19.08
Eyeglass Cleaner Lens Wipes - 400 Pre-Moistened Cleaning Cloths - Glasses Cleaner Wipe Safely Cleans Eye Glasses, Sunglasses, Screens, Electronics, Computer Monitor and Camera Lense | Streak-Free • Amazon Business $18.55 1 $18.55
3 Bottles Dove Anti-Perspirant Deodorant Original & 3 Bottles Dove Men + Care Clean Comfort Spray Deodorant 48hr 150ML / 5.07 Oz - (Total 6 Bottle Pack) International Version • Amazon Business $17.91 1 $17.91
Tide to Go Instant Stain Remover Pens 3 ea (Pack of 1), White • Amazon Business $8.39 2 $16.78
Batiste Dry Shampoo, Original Fragrance, 6.73 Fl Oz,Pack of 3 • Amazon Business $15.57 1 $15.57
STERILITE 1 New 20758004 Clearview Small 5 Drawer Desktop Storage Unit White • Amazon Business $15.41 1 $15.41
Burt's Bees Sensitive Facial Cleansing Towelettes with Cotton Extract for Sensitive Skin - 30 Count (Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $14.91 1 $14.91
Upgrade Version Eyeglass Repair Kit,1500 Pcs More Complete Glasses Screws Kit and Nose Pads with 6 Pcs Screwdrivers and 3 Pcs Tools for Glasses, Eyeglasses and Sunglasses Repair • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Amazon Brand - Solimo Hand Sanitizer with Vitamin E, 32 Fluid Ounce (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
Degbit Lint Rollers for Pet Hair, [Upgraded Extra Sticky] Pet Hair Remover, Lint Remover [300 Sheets/5 Refills], Lint Roller Set Brush for Dog & Cat Hair Removal, Clothes, Furniture, Laundry • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Black Elastic Hair Bands 120 pcs Hair Ties for Thick and Curly No Metal Hair Ties Value Pack(4mm) • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
3" Party Pack Emoji Stress Balls Stress Reliver Party Favors, Toy Balls, Party Toys (12 Pack) • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Dental Floss Picks High Toughness Toothpicks Sticks 250PCS with Portable Case and Dental Picks Perfect for Family,Hotel,Travel • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
4 Pcs Professional Stainless Steel Toenail Clipper and Fingernails by QLL - Swing Out Nail Cleaner/File - Sharpest Stainless Steel Clipper - Wide Easy Press Lever – Best Quality Nail Cutter • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Medline Plastic Combs,black, 144 Count - MDS137007 • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Professional Nail File 180 240 Grit Double Sided Washable Nail Files, Teuki Fingernail Files Emery Emory Boards for Nails, 15pcs/set • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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