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Mrs. Liss from Sacramento CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Anne Frank's 90th Memorial Tolerance Garden

Help me give my students "What Would Anne Frank do?" notebooks, paints, printing ink, and books to create a lasting memorial for Anne Frank's 90th birthday.

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My Students

Can you imagine living in the projects and seeing desperation all around you? My students ride a bus from their projects into our semi-affluent neighborhood where our school is located, wanting to find a way out! They work hard and overcome obstacles many would shy away from. They are amazing and achieve more every year. They have ideas, thoughts, and dreams. They only lack the money to have these dreams come true. Hearing stories from first-hand survivors of such an atrocity as the Holocaust gives them the courage to survive their lives.

My students are a multi-cultural group who become a family within our time together.

They have created murals, gardens, benches and more that brighten the day of all the students in our school. They created murals to honor Anne Frank and wrote Anne Frank quotes on benches. Tolerance is a huge part of our curriculum and plays an important part of all that we are and do. We brainstorm ideas and I write grants to help their ideas come to life. For the last 10 years, we have even raised the money to go to South California to tour the Museum of Tolerance.

My Project

Many years in my teaching profession have been phenomenal, but this year will be one for the record books. We are working to complete murals of Anne Frank, finishing our Bandage Project, and creating more Anne Frank quote benches. We want our Tolerance Garden memorial to be completed by June 12, 2019 (Anne's 90th birthday.) To do this, we need paint, paintbrushes, books, and ink to create it.

As we read Diary of a Young Girl, her words inspire and motivate my students to keep her memory alive.

A local artist created a mural of Anne for us which ignited my students to want to create one by themselves too. They selected their favorite quotes and are writing them on wood beams to create Anne Frank benches in our Tolerance Garden. They will then write their quotes and paint pictures on two smaller murals that will hang beside the Anne Frank murals.

Mrs. Liss
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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What Would Anne Frank Do?: Black and Gold Anne Frank Notebook For Women • Amazon Business $7.99 30 $239.70
Kodak Dock & Wi-Fi Photo Printer Cartridge PHC – Cartridge Refill & Photo Sheets - 80 Pack • Amazon Business $34.99 3 $104.97
24 Colors Acrylic Paint Markers, Lelix Permanent Acrylic Paint Marker Pens for Rock, Glass Painting, Ceramic, Wood, Canvas, Fabric, Photo Album, DIY Craft Projects, Medium Point • Amazon Business $25.99 3 $77.97
Crafts 4 ALL Acrylic Paints Set Studio Large 75m ml(2.64 oz) Paint Tubes Professional Grade Painting Kit for Canvas, Wood, Clay, Fabric, Nail Art, Ceramic • Amazon Business $16.99 3 $50.97
What Was the Holocaust? • Amazon Business $5.99 8 $47.92
Buyartforless Anne Frank Inspirational Parents Quote by Kelissa Semple 16x12 Art Print Poster Happy Inspirational Parenting Children Hand Prints • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
50 pcs Assorted Paint Brushes All- Purpose for Acrylic, Oil, Watercolors • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
12 Pcs Paint Tray Palettes Plastic for DIY Craft Professional Art Painting • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Artlicious - All Purpose Paint Brush Value Pack - Great with Acrylic, Oil, Watercolor, Gouache (25 Brushes) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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