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Ms. Kierzek from Milwaukee WI is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Warm Hug, With a Handmade Scarf

Help me give my students a warm hug in the winter, and the ability to give others the same, with some cozy yarns and needs to knit it with!

  • $283 goal

This project expired on October 31, 2018.

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My Students

My students are caring high school students, who love to try new things and want to make a positive impact in their lives and the lives of those in the community. I work with students who come from all over the city of Milwaukee. Most of my students qualify for free or reduced lunch, and many of them help their families at home, either by taking care of siblings or having an extra job in the community. They are truly exceptional! This project will ultimately serve as many students who want to participate, within reason, but there are about 400 students that can participate.

My Project

I would like to bring a club time back to our students, and show them a skill that they can use to make a warm hug for themselves or someone they care about. In the cold and snowy winters of Wisconsin, the only thing better than cozying up in a soft scarf is knowing that you made it yourself!

It is enormously satisfying to make something yourself, and have it be something that you or someone you love will use every day.

Our students do not get a chance to learn a hobby in school, since so much of their time is focused on academics. Before school, on Fridays, I am gathering a group of students together to teach them how to knit.

While I am trained as a special education teacher, I am also a recovering craft addict, who has professionally taught crafting courses. I've noticed our students do not have a hobby, something that they can occupy their time without costing much money. I chose soft yarns and easy to knit with aluminum needles, so that students can learn to make a simple scarf. They will work on this throughout the semester so they can use it themselves, or give it as a holiday gift.

Ms. Kierzek
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
63119-1008-Knitting Needles - Pkg of 2, 10", Size 8 • Blick Art Materials $3.36 20 $67.20
65267-1010-Red Heart Super Saver Yarn - Aran, 7 oz • Blick Art Materials $3.99 1 $3.99
65267-1040-Red Heart Super Saver Yarn - White, 7 oz • Blick Art Materials $3.99 1 $3.99
65267-1100-Red Heart Super Saver Yarn - Neon Stripes, 5 oz • Blick Art Materials $3.99 1 $3.99
65267-1170-Red Heart Super Saver Yarn - Buff, 7 oz • Blick Art Materials $3.99 1 $3.99
65267-3711-Red Heart Super Saver Yarn - Amethyst, 7 oz • Blick Art Materials $3.99 1 $3.99
65267-4290-Red Heart Super Saver Yarn - Bright Yellow, 7 oz • Blick Art Materials $3.99 1 $3.99
65267-1200-Red Heart Super Saver Yarn - Primary Stripes, 5 oz • Blick Art Materials $3.99 1 $3.99
65267-4910-Red Heart Super Saver Yarn - Flamingo, 7 oz • Blick Art Materials $3.99 1 $3.99
65267-5040-Red Heart Super Saver Yarn - Soft Navy, 7 oz • Blick Art Materials $3.99 1 $3.99
65267-5050-Red Heart Super Saver Yarn - Royal, 7 oz • Blick Art Materials $3.99 1 $3.99
65267-5110-Red Heart Super Saver Yarn - Turqua, 7 oz • Blick Art Materials $3.99 1 $3.99
65267-6000-Red Heart Super Saver Yarn - Medium Purple, 7 oz • Blick Art Materials $3.99 1 $3.99
65267-7020-Red Heart Super Saver Yarn - Paddy Green, 7 oz • Blick Art Materials $3.99 1 $3.99
65267-7910-Red Heart Super Saver Yarn - Macaw, 5 oz • Blick Art Materials $3.99 1 $3.99
65267-2420-Red Heart Super Saver Yarn - Grey Heather, 5 oz • Blick Art Materials $3.99 1 $3.99
65267-3450-Red Heart Super Saver Yarn - Cherry Red, 7 oz • Blick Art Materials $3.99 1 $3.99
65267-1190-Red Heart Super Saver Yarn - Soft White, 7 oz • Blick Art Materials $3.99 1 $3.99
65267-1201-Red Heart Super Saver Yarn - Antique, 5 oz • Blick Art Materials $3.99 1 $3.99
65267-2020-Red Heart Super Saver Yarn - Black, 7 oz • Blick Art Materials $3.99 1 $3.99
65267-7010-Red Heart Super Saver Yarn - Light Grey, 7 oz • Blick Art Materials $3.99 1 $3.99
65247-7270-Lion Brand Wool-Ease Yarn - Forest Heather • Blick Art Materials $3.75 1 $3.75
65247-8280-Lion Brand Wool-Ease Yarn - Chestnut Heather • Blick Art Materials $3.75 1 $3.75
65247-2990-Lion Brand Wool-Ease Yarn - Ranch Red • Blick Art Materials $3.75 1 $3.75
65247-3310-Lion Brand Wool-Ease Yarn - Cranberry • Blick Art Materials $3.75 1 $3.75
65247-3320-Lion Brand Wool-Ease Yarn - Rose Heather • Blick Art Materials $3.75 1 $3.75
65247-3330-Lion Brand Wool-Ease Yarn - Dark Rose Heather • Blick Art Materials $3.75 1 $3.75
65247-4960-Lion Brand Wool-Ease Yarn - Wheat • Blick Art Materials $3.75 1 $3.75
65247-5070-Lion Brand Wool-Ease Yarn - Navy • Blick Art Materials $3.75 1 $3.75
65247-5090-Lion Brand Wool-Ease Yarn - Blue Heather • Blick Art Materials $3.75 1 $3.75
65247-8440-Lion Brand Wool-Ease Yarn - Fisherman • Blick Art Materials $3.75 1 $3.75
65247-9010-Lion Brand Wool-Ease Yarn - Gold • Blick Art Materials $3.75 1 $3.75
65247-1510-Lion Brand Wool-Ease Yarn - White Glitter • Blick Art Materials $3.75 1 $3.75
65247-5910-Lion Brand Wool-Ease Yarn - Denim • Blick Art Materials $3.75 1 $3.75
65247-2050-Lion Brand Wool-Ease Yarn - Black • Blick Art Materials $3.75 1 $3.75
65247-2380-Lion Brand Wool-Ease Yarn - Oxford Gray • Blick Art Materials $3.75 1 $3.75
65247-2620-Lion Brand Wool-Ease Yarn - Natural Heather • Blick Art Materials $3.75 1 $3.75

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