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

Teen Hygiene

My students need deodorant, toothpaste, and other items to be taught about good hygiene so that they can feel good about themselves and care about there well being.

  • $638 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Most of my students are from low socioeconomic backgrounds and are a mixture of Hispanic and African American students. They are also students who have special needs. Parents do their best to provide the bare essentials that their kids need throughout the school year but many times that is all that they can give them. Many of the families have at least four kids in the school. It is a lot to ask a family to purchase materials when some of them cannot pay their utility bills. Although the parents and the school community do their best to provide for the children, with budget cuts it is getting harder to provide them with tools for learning.

My Project

In the beginning of the school year I would like to present my students with a goodie bag with toothpaste, a toothbrush and deodorant.

Too often some preteens come to school with out clean hygiene because of the lack of tools and knowledge to take care of there well being.

As a result those are the students who lack self esteem or maybe are not aware of there poor hygiene because of there socio economic situation. The first week of school I will present to them the importance of brushing there teeth, showering and using deodorant. My female students will know that they can always have a supply of sanitary pads. They will also have a lesson on how to clean their clothes.

Mrs. O'Shea
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dove Men+Care Antiperspirant Stick, Sensitive Shield, 2.7 Ounce (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $14.75 15 $221.25
Secret Original Anti-Perspirant/Deodorant, Invisible Solid, Powder Fresh, 2.6 Ounces (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $14.82 10 $148.20
Crest 037000995609 Pro-Health Clean Mint Toothpaste, Smooth Formula 0.85 Oz, Travel Size, (36 Pack) • Amazon Business $24.97 3 $74.91
148 Individually Packaged Large Head Medium Bristle Disposable Toothbrushes - Multi Color Pack - Convenient & Affordable • Amazon Business $39.97 1 $39.97
Always Ultra Thin, Size 2, Super Pads With Wings, Unscented, 42 Count (Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $20.14 1 $20.14

Materials cost

$504.47

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.57

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$542.04

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$95.65

Total project goal

$637.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$637.69

1 Donor

-$318.83

Donations toward project cost

-$271.01

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$47.82

match offer

-$318.86

Match offer toward project cost

-$271.03

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$47.83

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$0.00

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