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Ms. Zhao from Chicago IL is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Aprons that Last

Help me give my students aprons for painting or parents will get mad.

  • $372 goal

This project expired on January 18, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school (K-8) is located in the south side of Chicago enrolling neighborhood students. My students study hard, because they know it is a way to change their life and their neighborhood in the future.

In a neighborhood of high crime and gun violence, students enjoy making art as a way to cope with traumatic memories.

Students paint themselves calm. Students paint about their life. Students make paintings that amplify their voice. Students simply enjoy mixing colors to create something new...

My Project

My painting projects encourage students to talk about their life and also learn to use a repetitive movement process as a way to meditate. The classroom picture shows a project about the power of gaze. We discussed the gaze of the Afghan girl Sharbat Gula in National Geographic Magazine and the story behind it. Students painted their own gaze and talked about their stories behind it. However, my students' parents will get angry if their clothes are stained with paint.

With these requested waterproof aprons, my students will be able to explore paint without fear; create without holding back, and make art with a relaxed and calming mind.

Aprons are a safety mat for them to fall so that they could try to jump higher. I teach 1st -8th grade so I need aprons of different sizes.

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

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This project will reach 392 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
NUOLUX Kids Waterproof Aprons with Pockets Painting Craft Aprons and Oversleeves,2pcs • Amazon Business $9.99 15 $149.85
TSD STORY Total 12 PCS Plain Color Bib Apron Adult with 2 Front Pocket (Black, 12) • Amazon Business $32.99 4 $131.96

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