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Ms. J. from Bronx NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Community Giving Through Community Knitting

The cost of 7 Klutz Knitting Books and Sax & Crafts Assortment of Yarn is $384, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $384 goal

This project expired on June 22, 2006.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I am a second grade teacher at an under-resourced urban school in the Bronx which houses kindergarten through eighth grade. I also teach test preparation for older students at our after-school and Saturday-school academy. While getting ready to leave for the day, a group of my former students (who are now fifth graders) began admiring the scarf I was wearing. When I told the students that I had knitted it myself, they became very excited and wondered if I could teach them how to knit. One conversation with my assistant principal later, and it turns out that my students and I will be forming a knitting club! So far, 15 students have signed up to join the club, and we are all excited to get our materials and get underway! Now, this knitting club will not only be for the enjoyment of learning a new craft or building self-esteem by engaging in an activity with peers, but also for teaching students about the importance of contributing to their community and helping others! I have found several organizations on the Internet that accept hand-knitted squares to be made into afghans for those in need in our community and world-wide. In addition, there are several organizations that accept hand-knitted baby booties and baby blankets for premature, ill, and homeless infants. With your help, students will be able to create tangible, useful, and necessary gifts for others. Wow! What a way to mold our students, our future, into passionate, humanitarian citizens!

Ms. J.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
0000460 YARN SUPER ASSORTMENT • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $109.99 1 $109.99
KLUTZ BOOKS KNITTING • Dick Blick $19.98 7 $139.86
Item Shipping/Handling Charges • Dick Blick $13.95 1 $13.95

Materials cost

$263.80

Vendor shipping charges

$26.38

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$314.68

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$69.08

Total project goal

$383.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$383.76

1 Donor

-$383.76

Donations toward project cost

-$315.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$68.76

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$0.00

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