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Ms. Hutchins from Lewiston ME is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Adding Color to Our Lives

My students need colorful materials to complete their work. Many students are not able to supply these materials themselves so we need some at school.

  • $266 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are from Lewiston, Maine which is a notoriously low-income area. Many of my students come from low-income households. Lewiston is also a very diverse area. Many of my students were born in other countries, such as Angola, Djibouti, Somalia, and many others.

The class is a cohesive and supportive group.

The students pick each other up when they are down and support each other in their individual endeavors. My students are eager to learn and interested in learning in many different ways.

My Project

My students love to express themselves with drawings and color and many of them come from poor situations at home. Additionally, many of my students come from low-income households and are not able to bring materials to color and work with into school.

Now that it is the middle of the year, many of the classroom resources are depleted leaving students with nothing to color or work with.

These materials will help them because it will ease the stress that my students are feeling when they are asked to use materials they do not have. Having these materials in the classroom will also help students with common worksheets during class, and will help them express themselves.

I like to do a lot of activities with color and these materials will give students the chance to complete those assignments without the stress of needing their own materials. Additionally, my students can come from stressful home situations and drawing can be a very therapeutic activity for them. With these materials, I will be able to have more students drawing and coloring to lower their stress and increase the quality of their work in the end.

Ms. Hutchins
Grades 3-5
  • Martel Elementary School
  • Lewiston, ME
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola Bulk Markers, Ultra Clean, Broad Line, 200 Count Classpack, Washable • Amazon Business $57.99 1 $57.99
Crayola Bulk Crayons, 800 Count Classpack, 16 Assorted Colors (50 Each) • Amazon Business $40.99 1 $40.99
Crayola Colored Pencil Bulk, 240 Count Classpack, 12 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $27.05 1 $27.05
Storex Classroom Caddy, 9.25 x 9.25 x 5.25 Inches, Assorted Colors, Case of 6 (00940U06C) • Amazon Business $18.69 1 $18.69
EXPO 86603 Low Odor Dry Erase Marker, Fine Point, Assorted, Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Westcott 5" School Pack of Kids Scissors with Anti-Microbial Protection, Blunt, Assorted Colors (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $14.06 1 $14.06
Hibery 12 Pack Magnetic Dry Whiteboard Eraser in Square Shape - Magnetic For Cleaning Dry Erase Pens and Markers Off White Boards for Office, Home, School and Perfect Gift for kids • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

Materials cost

$183.75

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$9.19

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.76

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$225.70

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$39.83

Total project goal

$265.53

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$265.53

4 Donors

-$265.53

Donations toward project cost

-$225.70

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.83

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$0.00

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