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Ms. T. from Kalamazoo MI is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Make Social Studies Colorful!

My students need 24 basic art supplies such as construction paper, glue, scissors, markers, and colored pencils.

  • $683 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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Teenagers need a creative outlet in school! I teach government and economics to students in a very low income and high need district. My students mostly come from families who can not afford to send their students to school with the basic supplies necessary for their education.

Our school is very small and we are unable to provide students with art and music classes. This limits my students when it comes to creative outlets in school. I truly enjoy helping my students use their imaginations,to be creative, and to display their knowledge in artistic ways. My students love to get out the construction paper and glue to put projects together to show what they have learned about a particular topic. Whether designing Grand Opening posters to go along with their business proposals for a business they created in Economics or decorating the classroom with posters on famous people who shaped our nation's government, my students love to be creative. Unfortunately, our school budget does not allow for enough of the supplies my students need to enhance their creative outlets. School needs to be about more than just reading and writing about what a student has learned. I want to tell my students more often to "Show me what you've learned" and not just "tell me what you've learned."

With the donation of some very basic art supplies, my students would have the opportunity to brighten up our classroom with projects that both show and tell what they have learned. Having these art supplies would help engage my students in the learning process even more. I have many students who want to go on to college to be graphic designers or work in the fashion industry. Allowing them to be creative in class would help foster their interests and prepare them for college and beyond.

Your help would bring a lot of color to my students' lives. School would not be just black and white as they see in their textbooks. Government and Economics would now be full of color for my students with endless possibilities.

Ms. T.
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 80 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PPR CONST 9X12 BLACK PK/50 • ABC School Supply, Inc. $0.89 10 $8.90
PAPER GLITTER CONSTRUCTION • ABC School Supply, Inc. $6.99 3 $20.97
PAPER CONSTRUCTION SCHOOL SMART 9X12 YELLOW • ABC School Supply, Inc. $0.89 10 $8.90
PAPER CONSTRUCTION SCHOOL SMART 9X12 ORANGE • ABC School Supply, Inc. $0.89 10 $8.90
PAPER CONSTRUCTION SCHOOL SMART 9X12 BLUE • ABC School Supply, Inc. $0.89 20 $17.80
PAPER CONSTRUCTION SCHOOL SMART 9X12 BRT WT • ABC School Supply, Inc. $0.89 20 $17.80
PAPER CONSTRUCTION SCHOOL SMART 9X12 ASST • ABC School Supply, Inc. $0.89 20 $17.80
CONST PPR 9X12 VIOLET SCHOOL SMART 50 PER PACK • ABC School Supply, Inc. $0.89 10 $8.90
CONST PPR 9X12 TURQUOISE SCHOOL SMART 50 PER PACK • ABC School Supply, Inc. $0.89 10 $8.90
CONST PPR 9X12 BROWN SCHOOL SMART 50 PER PACK • ABC School Supply, Inc. $0.89 20 $17.80
CONST PPR 9X12 GRAY SCHOOL SMART 50 PER PACK • ABC School Supply, Inc. $0.89 10 $8.90
CONST PPR 9X12 HOL RED SCHOOL SMART 50 PER PACK • ABC School Supply, Inc. $0.89 25 $22.25
CONST PPR 9X12 LT BROWN SCHOOL SMART 50 PER PACK • ABC School Supply, Inc. $0.89 15 $13.35
CONST PPR 9X12 DK BLUE SCHOOL SMART 50 PER PACK • ABC School Supply, Inc. $0.89 15 $13.35
CONST PPR 9X12 DK GREEN SCHOOL SMART 50 PER PACK • ABC School Supply, Inc. $0.89 25 $22.25
CONST PPR 9X12 DK BROWN SCHOOL SMART 50 PER PACK • ABC School Supply, Inc. $0.89 10 $8.90
CONST PPR 9X12 HOL GREEN SCHOOL SMART 50 PER PACK • ABC School Supply, Inc. $0.89 10 $8.90
CONST PPR 12X18 WHITE TRURAY 50 PER PACK • ABC School Supply, Inc. $3.79 10 $37.90
MARKER CRAYOLA CONICAL WASHABLE CLASS PACK • ABC School Supply, Inc. $67.99 1 $67.99
GLUE 4OZ GLUE-ALL • ABC School Supply, Inc. $0.79 40 $31.60
GLUESTICK SCHOOL SMART WHITE .28OZ 30-PK • ABC School Supply, Inc. $6.99 1 $6.99
2600 3/4"X60 YD UTILITY TAPE RL • ABC School Supply, Inc. $1.99 10 $19.90
COLORED PENCILS SCHOOL SMART PK/250 • ABC School Supply, Inc. $34.99 2 $69.98
SCISSOR SCHOOL SMART PAPER EDGERS W/STAND • ABC School Supply, Inc. $24.99 1 $24.99

Materials cost

$493.92

Vendor shipping charges

$49.39

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.41

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$559.72

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$122.87

Total project goal

$682.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$682.59

7 Donors

-$341.30

Donations toward project cost

-$280.14

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$61.16

match offer

-$341.29

Match offer toward project cost

-$279.86

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$61.43

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$0.00

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