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

Young Man, Let's Have a Real Talk About Personal Grooming

My students need Old Spice High Endurance Pure Sport Antiperspirant Deodorant so we can mentor our students in caring for, managing and presenting their bodies with pride and confidence.

  • $547 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are young men currently detained at the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center. My school is located inside the facility and serves the young men and women separately. The young men are intelligent, strong, and energetic. However, they are also experiencing detention, which means they live together in groups of 10-16. They spend all day and night together, meaning breakfast and personal hygiene, school (including gym), recreation and dinner and evening activities.

Can you imagine a place where lots of boys live together and all are experiencing puberty in it's various expressions and stages?

That is where I work! I was fortunate to have a recent project funded for hygiene projects for the girls in the facility, but later asked myself, " Why did you leave out the boys?" This project is to address the needs of the young men in the facility to mentor and guide them about how to manage and present their changing bodies with pride and confidence.

My Project

This project will improve the self confidence of the young men in our facility, because when you have washed with Dove Mens Care Clean Comfort Micro Moisture Body Wash and have on Old Spice High Endurance Pure Sport Antiperspirant Deodorant, and have brushed your teeth with Colgate Total Clean Mint Toothpaste, you feel good about your potential in the classroom. You come with a mindset for success.

We have an opportunity to mentor and guide the young men in our classrooms in personal grooming.

After that, they will be able to confidently engage in the world for the rest of their lives. They won't be held back by self doubt and worry about their personal presentation.

Mrs. Rizzo
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 160 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Old Spice High Endurance Pure Sport Antiperspirant Deodorant 0.5 Ounce Travel Size (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $17.29 12 $207.48
Dove Mens Care Clean Comfort Micro Moisture Body Wash Travel Size 3 Ounce 6 Pk • Amazon Business $12.99 12 $155.88
Colgate Total Clean Mint Toothpaste-0.75 oz, Travel Trial size - CASE PACK of 24 tubes • Amazon Business $16.29 4 $65.16

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