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Ms. Castaneda-Hepburn from Los Angeles CA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Starting the Day Off Right!

Help me give my students toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, soap, socks and Cheez-its to start the day off right!

  • $280 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at a middle school in a large city. We are a Title I school with 100% of our students receiving free breakfast, lunch, and supper. My students are amazing and eager learners, and I want to help them become successful, happy adults.

Most of my students are from the local area.

They have chosen to follow a marine science and environmental studies pathway for their middle school years. English is a second language for many of them. Their parents encourage them to learn as much as they can while supporting the teachers any way they can.

My Project

The toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, soap and socks that I am requesting will help my students meet their basic hygiene needs. Our students should focus on learning and not on if they smell bad or have dirty teeth. Our parents do the best that they can but some of our students do not have adequate personal care items provided for them at home.

Middle school can be difficult enough without standing out because of poor hygiene.

These materials will be assembled into kits and discreetly given to students. I will also have a corner where the extra hygiene supplies will be available to all students.

In addition, I have requested a few Cheez-Its for the kids to eat when they are hungry between the 8am breakfast and noon lunch. A child has difficulty focusing when they are hungry.

Thank you for considering our project.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Colgate Soft Toothbrushes, White, 144/Carton (155501) • Staples Advantage $97.62 1 $97.62
Crest, Cavity Protection Fluoride Anticavity Toothpaste, 0.85 Oz Travel Size (50 Pack) • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Amazon Essentials Women's 10-Pack Cotton Lightly Cushioned No-Show Socks, White, Shoe Size: 8-12 • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00
Arm & Hammer Essentials Solid Deodorant, Fresh, 1 Ounce Travel Size (Pack of 10) • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00
ECO Amenities Individually Wrapped Green Tea Scent 1 ounce Cleasing Soap, 50 Bars per Case; MUST Item for Hospitality Use • Amazon Business $14.25 1 $14.25
Fruit of the Loom Men's 10 Pack Everyday Work Crew Socks, White, Shoe Size: 6-12 (Sock Size: 10-13) • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Cheez-It Original Cheese Crackers - School Lunch Food, Baked Snack, Single Serve,1.5 Ounce bag (36 Count) • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00

Materials cost

$187.84

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$17.19

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.82

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$237.85

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$41.97

Total project goal

$279.82

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$279.82

2 Donors

-$238.60

Donations toward project cost

-$237.85

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$41.22

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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