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Ms. D. from Los Angeles CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Tooth Be Told

My students need toothbrush kits and floss so they can develop healthy dental habits for the future.

  • $227 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from an urban community in California. Seventy-five receive free or reduced price lunch. We lack materials and supplies because of major budget cuts in the elementary public schools, which has made it a bit difficult and has forced us to use our creativity to teach. I have a diverse group of energetic first graders this year. They range from a few high performing to majority of low performing students. Yet, I am determined to provide students with meaningful learning experiences where they can acquire life long skills to be successful individuals.

My Project

"Ms. Lam, I just lost a tooth." "Me too!" Many of my students are beginning to lose their baby teeth and their adult teeth are coming in. Other students are getting new shiny silver crowns and fillings to patch up the cavities they have. Still others have yellow plaque buildup smiles. Their smiles are so bright, but their teeth need proper care. I can't help but to notice the conditions of their teeth when they smile.

I don't want my students to brush for the sake of brushing.

By providing dental education, students will be able to understand and take ownership for the health of their teeth. I want my students to learn how to brush and floss properly to produce healthy habits.

If all the students have their own toothbrush kits and floss, they can use them right away. It produces excitement that can motivate students to take more action in brushing and flossing. They can practice what they learn at home. Dental hygiene is an important part of becoming healthy students. Less dental work and office visits mean more time in the classroom.

Ms. D.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Brush Buddies Kid's Hygiene Kit • Amazon Business $6.00 13 $78.00
Brush Buddies Peppa Pig Travel Kit • Amazon Business $4.99 12 $59.88
Plackers Kids Flossers, 75 Count (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $9.12 1 $9.12

Materials cost

$147.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$13.45

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.20

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$192.65

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$34.00

Total project goal

$226.65

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$226.65

3 Donors

-$110.66

Donations toward project cost

-$96.33

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.33

match offer

-$113.32

Match offer toward project cost

-$96.32

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.67

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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