Sunday, February 26, 2023

Period Poverty & Products- Project TWO

Purchasing Period Products

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Hopefully Helpful School Nurse Tip:  One of the most common questions asked is "How do I get the funds to purchase needed period products for the students at my school". My answer was DonorsChoose and maybe (I hope) it can be your answer too?

Period Poverty will be a project I complete every school year!

Period Poverty is a real thing; period products are an expensive necessity. 

According to state board of education, 53% of the student population at my high school are considered low income students. They state also states school need to supply period products free of charge those who need them. Get all of the details HERE Illinois Public Act 102-0340
However, I did not receive an increase in my yearly budget to help cover the additional costs for such needed items. 

DonorsChoose to the rescue! 

The kindness of donors helped me help my students and gave me the ability to provide over $1,000 of period products for them

Period Poverty DonorsChoose Project


start your very own project HERE

Monday, February 13, 2023

Random School Nurse Supplies- Project SIX

DonorsChoose Project SIX


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Hopefully Helpful School Nurse Tip:  Some public school nurses wonder how they'll come up with money to purchase needed items for their office.  Read on for more information on expanding your school nurse budget by using DonorsChoose projects for needed office items!

To date, I've received over $3000 in funding to purchase items for my public school nurse office & I hope you can too!

You can read all about the projects I've completed HERE, then start your very own project HERE!

I found DonorsChoose to be:

  1. Easy!  The process if very user friendly. Step-by-step directions provided.
  2. Convenient! They collect the donated money and order the items I select (usually from Amazon Business) then the items are shipped directly to my school!

I advertise my projects on my personal Facebook page and ask friends and families to share with others. I have received donations from friends, families, businesses, BOE members, and even strangers who are looking to support public schools!


With this project was almost $400 worth of items. With the donations received, I was able to purchase some wanted items and some needed items! The Shark air purifiers were needs whereas the log book & motivational canvas print were wants. We appreciate each and every item we received!  The full list of items is posted below with Amazon links too!  Have fun taking a look.

start your very own project HERE