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Ms. N. from Baltimore MD is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sneezing and Coughing: Flu Season is Upon Us

Help me give my students a clean, germ-free working environment and full tummies! Flu season has hit, and my hygiene closet has run dry. My students need hand sanitizer, spray, and wipes to minimize the coughing and sneezing as well as snacks to fend off hunger.

  • $302 goal

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My Students

I am a second-year teacher in Baltimore. I am teaching about 100 middle school students in my sixth, seventh and eighth grade math classes. My students come from a vibrant, resilient and hard-working Baltimore neighborhood. Many of my students have been exposed to higher levels of violence and poverty in Baltimore than your average American pre-teen. It is critical for school to be a place of refuge, friendship and personal growth as many of my students, despite being children, face very real "adult" issues.

My school focuses on supporting strong citizenship along with learning, so each of my students is on the path to craft a unique career path, be an informed consumer of the media and question status quo at large.

My goal is to show my students that math can allow them to critique and question the systems they are a part of and perhaps change or improve them.

My Project

My students can't learn if they are sick or hungry. Can you help us out?

My classroom hygiene stash has run dry, right in time for flu season and the winter blues.

I am burning cash on pumps of hand sanitizer just to keep the germs at bay, and my Clorox wipes are rapidly being depleted. I'm hoping you can help. With 40 middle schoolers in one room, things can get a little...ripe...on a normal day, but once the coughing and sneezing starts, its game over for everyone.

I am also looking for some snacks for my students. All of the students at my school are on free and reduced-price lunch, and generally that meal option is not too tasty. Come last period, I generally have a line of kids at my door asking for a snack from my lunch. Its tough on the heart to send a middle-schooler out into the snow with a hungry stomach, especially when they have to ride the city bus 90 minutes to get home. Funds for my student's snack closet would behave a great impact.

Thank you so much for reading! You make such a huge difference to my students.

Ms. N.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, Fresh Scent and Citrus Blend, 75 Count Canister, 3 Canisters Per Value Pack (30208) • Staples Advantage $13.99 2 $27.98
Staples Instant Hand Sanitizer with Aloe, 1 Liter (27459) • Staples Advantage $8.89 3 $26.67
Old Spice Red Zone Swagger Antiperspirant and Deodorant, 0.5 oz., 24/Carton (01643CT) • Staples Advantage $24.99 1 $24.99
Secret Invisible Solid Antiperspirant and Deodorant, Powder Fresh Scent, 0.5 oz., 24/Carton (31384CT) • Staples Advantage $24.99 1 $24.99
Wellsley Farms Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars, .88 oz, 60 Count • Staples Advantage $23.89 1 $23.89
Febreze AIR Freshener Linen & Sky, 8.8 Oz., 2 Count • Staples Advantage $5.99 3 $17.97
Grandma's Cookie Variety Pack, 36 Bags/Box (FRI14867) • Staples Advantage $14.99 1 $14.99
Austin Cracker Cookie Variety Pack, 45 count • Staples Advantage $14.99 1 $14.99
Febreze SmallSpaces Hawaiian Aloha Starter Kit Air Freshener (1 Count, 5.5 ml) • Staples Advantage $4.29 3 $12.87
Rice Krispies Treats Minis, 50/Box • Staples Advantage $10.99 1 $10.99
Professional Lysol Disinfectant Spray, Aerosol, Fresh Scent, 19 oz. (04675) • Staples Advantage $6.99 1 $6.99
Staples Arrowhead Cap Erasers, Assorted Colors, 12/Pk • Staples Advantage $0.34 10 $3.40

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