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Ms. Ovalle from Chicago IL is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Starting School with Confidence

My students need personal care items such as soap, deodorant, toothpaste, etc. and snacks to help them have confidence and energy throughout the school day.

  • $1,180 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"If we can conquer space, we can conquer childhood hunger." ~ Buzz Aldrin

As diverse students with disabilities, it is important that they are able to come to school with the basic essentials needed to be ready to learn.

My students are energetic and fun inner-city high school students. My students have a range of disabilities including learning disabilities, visual impairments, autism and intellectual disabilities. A majority of them are also English Language Learners. My students show greater enthusiasm when they have a clean and safe learning environment and when they are not hungry.

My school is located in a large, urban city. Of our 3,100 students, 94% are low-income, 10% of the students have disabilities, and 8% are English Language Learners. More than 75% of my particular students are low-income, have disabilities and/or are English Language Learners. I teach my students not to let their ethnicity, personal home situations, English Language Learner status or disabilities hinder their academic or social-emotional growth.

My Project

My students need snacks including granola bars, fruit snacks, and crackers. I am also requesting personal care items (like deodorant, toothbrushes and toothpaste, eyeshadow, makeup brushes, lipstick and chapstick) to start the school year with confidence. This project allows students to have access to basic personal care items and snacks to get them through the school day. Many students leave their homes before 7:00 a.m. and return home after 5:00 p.m. due to lengthy bus or public transportation rides and participation in afterschool programs. It is important for students to have essential personal care and dietary items to support their energy and motivation throughout the day.

Students deserve to have appropriate snacks and personal hygiene items to get them through the day.

Most of my students are from low-income families and often times don't have the resources they need at home. Many times they say they are hungry or don't have a personal care item available; with this project I will readily be able to provide these resources for them. By having their hunger and personal hygiene needs met through being able to have access to requested snacks, deodorant, band-aids, soap, toothpaste, etc, students are more likely to feel confident and prepared to put in their best effort throughout the day.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
CONVENIENCE KITS Men’s Premium Necessities Travel Kit, TSA Approved, Essential Travel Size Toiletries, Travel Kit for Men, Travel Toiletry, Gifts for Men, Father's Day Gift, 20-Piece Travel Kit • Amazon Business $17.21 8 $137.68
CONVENIENCE KITS Women’s Premium Travel Accessories Kit, Travel Size Toiletries, Travel Esentials and Accessories, Travel Toiletry, Accessories for Women, Travel Gifts for Women, 20-Piece Travel Kit • Amazon Business $18.56 5 $92.80
Travel Kit for Woman on the Go. • Amazon Business $17.65 3 $52.95
Healthy Snacks Care Package, Many Different Treats To Sample, Chips, Popcorn, Nuts and Gummy Items (50 Count) • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Huamianli 7Pcs Cosmetic Makeup Set 4 Colors Pressed Powder Mascara Eyeshadow Eyebrow Powder Lip Gloss Eyeliner Pen Blush Brush • Amazon Business $17.99 2 $35.98
Dove Beauty Bar, White 2.6 oz, 36 Bar • Amazon Business $35.64 1 $35.64
Healthy Snacks and Bars Variety Pack Gift Snack Box - Bulk Sampler (Care Package 56 Count) • Amazon Business $35.60 1 $35.60
Batiste Dry Shampoo, Original Fragrance, 3 Count • Amazon Business $17.64 2 $35.28
Ultimate Snack Care Package, Variety Assortment of Chips, Cookies, Crackers & More, 40 Count • Amazon Business $16.14 2 $32.28
Scope Travel Size Mouthwash Classic Original Mint 1.2 Oz 48 Pack • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
Degree Invisible Solid Antiperspirant Deodorant 0.5 Ounce (Cool Rush, Pack of 18) • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Banana Boat Sport Performance Lotion Travel Size, SPF 50, 2 Ounce (Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $8.97 3 $26.91
Crest 037000995609 Pro-Health Clean Mint Toothpaste, Smooth Formula 0.85 Oz, Travel Size, (36 Pack) • Amazon Business $23.66 1 $23.66
Oral-B Glide Pro-Health Comfort Plus Dental Floss, Mint, 40 M, Twin Pack • Amazon Business $5.77 4 $23.08
Grandma's Mini Cookies Variety Pack, 40 Count • Amazon Business $22.98 1 $22.98
WELCH'S Mixed Fruit Snacks, 0.9 Ounce, 40 Count • Amazon Business $6.98 3 $20.94
TOPBeauty 6pcs/set Makeup Matte Lipstick Lip Kit Gloss Long Lasting Lip Stick Cosmetics mini set brithday edition kyshadow • Amazon Business $10.08 2 $20.16
Burt's Bees Fabulous Mini's Travel Set, 6 Travel Size Products - Cream Cleanser, Day Lotion, Deep Cleansing Cream, Body Lotion, Foot Cream and Hand Repair Cream • Amazon Business $10.00 2 $20.00
Colgate Toothbrushes Premier Extra Clean ( 12 Toothbrushes) • Amazon Business $6.65 3 $19.95
Johnson and Johnson Band-Aid Flex Fabric Travel Pack - 8 Each/pack, 24 Pack • Amazon Business $19.49 1 $19.49
L.A. Girl Beauty Brick Eyeshadow, Nudes, 0.42 Ounce • Amazon Business $5.99 3 $17.97
Kleenex 3-Ply Pocket Packs Facial Tissues, 48 Packs of 10 Tissues by Kleenex • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Secret Original Anti-Perspirant/Deodorant, Invisible Solid, Powder Fresh, 2.6 Ounces (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $16.37 1 $16.37
BS-MALL Premium Synthetic Foundation Powder Concealers Eye Shadows Silver Black Makeup Brush Sets, Rose Golden, 14 Pcs • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Wet Brush Pro Detangle Hair Brush, Metallic Purple • Amazon Business $7.76 2 $15.52
Jergens Ultra Healing Extra Dry Skin Moisturizer, 1 Ounce (Pack of 24) • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
Wet Ones Antibacterial Hand Wipes, 20 Count (Pack Of 10) • Amazon Business $14.34 1 $14.34
Vivaplex, 4, Large, 24 oz, Sturdy, Empty, Plastic Spray Bottles, with Black Trigger Sprayers • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Germ-X Hand Sanitizer, Aloe, Pump Bottle, 30 Fluid Ounce (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $12.96 1 $12.96
KIND Bars, Nuts and Spices Variety Pack, Gluten Free, Low Sugar, 1.4 Ounce Bars, 12 Count • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
Scunci Effortless Beauty Large No-damage Elastics, 4 MM (150 pieces) • Amazon Business $11.09 1 $11.09
Chap-Ice Assorted Lip Balm (Pack of 24) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Quaker Chewy Granola Bars Variety Pack, 58 Count, 49.1 Oz • Amazon Business $9.34 1 $9.34
EmaxDesign 20 Pieces Makeup Brush Set Professional Face Eye Shadow Eyeliner Foundation Blush Lip Makeup Brushes Powder Liquid Cream Cosmetics Blending Brush Tool • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant Deodorant, Caring Coconut, 2.6 oz • Amazon Business $6.19 1 $6.19

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