You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 

Ms. Ford from Pawleys Island SC is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Art as a Canvas for Divergent Thinking

The cost of over 1200 colored pencils as well as sharpeners and pencil receptacles from Dick Blick is $1118, 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>.

  • $1,118 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

As the art teacher at Waccamaw Middle School, I have seen students enter the program with trepidations and, within a week, transform their feelings of inadequacy into phenomenal signs of self confidence. My students win the top honors yearly in art shows. Challenged on a higher level, they realize no limitations other than public funding for supplies which are expensive and consumable. Monthly, we run out of colored pencils even. In art, students use divergent thinking skills (where there is no right nor wrong answer) - problem solving skills necessary in all curricular areas and future professions - as opposed to convergent skills where a right answer must be learned or memorized. I love my students, work late hours at home nightly for them, and since they accept my challenges, I constantly strive to give them the best I can. Without basic art supplies, all of our efforts are in vain. Those problem solving skills can not be nurtured. The students suffer. In art, students who have discipline problems (or are less fortunate than some) succeed. I teach them that we each have our own style, and all styles are good. The success achieved in art tells the student with low self esteem that he / she is capable of achieving with effort. In advance, I thank you from the heart.

Ms. Ford
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 190 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Ford is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CRAYOLA CLR PENCIL BOX462 CLASSPK • Dick Blick $61.98 2 $123.96
PRISMACOLOR PENCILS 72SET BONUS TIN • Dick Blick $42.48 1 $42.48
ALVIN PENCIL SHARPNR RED TWIN HOLE • Dick Blick $3.39 3 $10.17
PRISMACLR SHARPENER OVAL RECEPTACLE • Dick Blick $2.59 4 $10.36
PRISMACOLOR PENCILS BEIGE • Dick Blick $0.94 12 $11.28
PRISMACOLOR PENCILS BEIGE SIENNA • Dick Blick $0.94 12 $11.28
PRISMACOLOR PENCILS BLK NO 935 • Dick Blick $0.94 48 $45.12
PRISMACOLOR PENCILS CARMINE RED NO 926 • Dick Blick $0.94 12 $11.28
PRISMACOLOR PENCILS CELDN GRN • Dick Blick $0.94 12 $11.28
PRISMACOLOR PENCILS COOL GRAY 10% • Dick Blick $0.94 12 $11.28
PRISMACOLOR PENCILS CRIMSON LAKE • Dick Blick $0.94 12 $11.28
PRISMACOLOR PENCILS CRIM RED NO 924 • Dick Blick $0.94 12 $11.28
PRISMACOLOR PENCILS DK BRN NO 946 • Dick Blick $0.94 12 $11.28
PRISMACOLOR PENCILS DK GRN NO 908 • Dick Blick $0.94 12 $11.28
PRISMACOLOR PENCILS WHT NO 938 • Dick Blick $0.94 48 $45.12
PRISMACOLOR PENCILS COLORLESS BLENDER • Dick Blick $0.94 12 $11.28
PRISMACOLOR PENCILS APPLE GRN NO 912 • Dick Blick $0.94 12 $11.28
PRISMACOLOR PENCILS AQUAMARINE NO 905 • Dick Blick $0.94 12 $11.28
PRISMACOLOR PENCILS PNK RED NO 929 • Dick Blick $0.94 12 $11.28
PRISMACOLOR PENCILS POPPY NO 922 • Dick Blick $0.94 24 $22.56
PRISMACOLOR PENCILS SCARLT LK RED NO 923 • Dick Blick $0.94 12 $11.28
PRISMACOLOR PENCILS TER COTTA BRN NO 944 • Dick Blick $0.94 12 $11.28
PRISMACOLOR PENCILS TRU BLU NO 903 • Dick Blick $0.94 36 $33.84
PRISMACOLOR PENCILS TRU GRN NO 910 • Dick Blick $0.94 24 $22.56
PRISMACOLOR PENCILS ELCTRC BLU • Dick Blick $0.94 12 $11.28
PRISMACOLOR PENCILS GRASS GRN NO 909 • Dick Blick $0.94 24 $22.56
PRISMACOLOR PENCILS LEMN YLW • Dick Blick $0.94 12 $11.28
PRISMACOLOR PENCILS LT AQUA NO 992 • Dick Blick $0.94 12 $11.28
PRISMACOLOR PENCILS LT CER BLU NO 904 • Dick Blick $0.94 12 $11.28
PRISMACOLOR PENCILS LT GRN • Dick Blick $0.94 12 $11.28
PRISMACOLOR PENCILS LT PEACH NO 927 • Dick Blick $0.94 12 $11.28
PRISMACOLOR PENCILS MGNTA NO 930 • Dick Blick $0.94 12 $11.28
PRISMACOLOR PENCILS MARINE GRN • Dick Blick $0.94 18 $16.92
PRISMACOLOR PENCILS MEDITRUN BLU • Dick Blick $0.94 12 $11.28
PRISMACOLOR PENCILS MTL GOLD NO 950 • Dick Blick $0.94 6 $5.64
PRISMACOLOR PENCILS MTLC SLVR NO 949 • Dick Blick $0.94 6 $5.64
PRISMACOLOR PENCILS MNREAL ORG • Dick Blick $0.94 12 $11.28
PRISMACOLOR PENCILS MUTED TURQ • Dick Blick $0.94 12 $11.28
PRISMACOLOR PENCILS ORG NO 918 • Dick Blick $0.94 12 $11.28
PRISMACOLOR PENCILS PRPL PARMA • Dick Blick $0.94 12 $11.28
PRISMACOLOR PENCILS PARROT GRN • Dick Blick $0.94 12 $11.28
PRISMACOLOR PENCILS PECOCK GRN NO 907 • Dick Blick $0.94 12 $11.28
PRISMACOLOR PENCILS DECO AQUA • Dick Blick $0.67 18 $12.06
PRISMACOLOR PENCILS DECO BLU • Dick Blick $0.67 18 $12.06
PRISMACOLOR PENCILS NEON RED • Dick Blick $0.67 12 $8.04
PRISMACOLOR PENCILS NEON ORG • Dick Blick $0.67 12 $8.04
PRISMACOLOR PENCILS NEON PNK • Dick Blick $0.67 12 $8.04
ALVIN VINYL ERASER WHT ERASER • Dick Blick $0.46 36 $16.56

Materials cost

$798.85

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$916.35

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$201.15

Total project goal

$1,117.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,117.50

3 Donors

-$1,100.82

Donations toward project cost

-$917.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$183.82

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.47

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Pawleys Island","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[30386],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"SC","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":35271,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/art-as-a-canvas-for-divergent-thinking/35271/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":190,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Ford","authorIds":{"30386":{"owner":"Ms. Ford","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[35271],"proposalHash":"1780113007","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-4_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":50202,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":30386,"schoolCounty":"Georgetown","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"SC","name":"South Carolina"}}