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Mr. Riley from Rapid City SD is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Art for the Kids

My students need tempera paint, paint brushes, oil pastels, markers, and charcoals.

  • $408 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

A group called "Poverty and the Arts" used this quote on their site: “If there is no friendship with the poor and no sharing of the life of the poor, then there is no authentic commitment to liberation, because love exists only among equals.” – Father Gustavo Gutiérrez, ‘In the Company of the Poor’

My students come from an area of South Dakota where there is a lot of poverty.

Their situations are hard. They need friends and role models, who will join in the ups and downs of their lives. My third grade students are creative and fun! Their personalities keep things really moving day to day. Sometimes, though, they struggle to find a way to communicate what they can't find a way to say.

My Project

Through the donation of these art supplies, my students will gain a new mode of communication of emotions and of themselves. They will be able to express a side of themselves, they never have before. They will not only have a new tool for expression and relief of struggles, but will also gain an appreciation for fine art. My students will discover skills and talents that they didn't know they had before, through learning techniques and styles like shading, still-life, portraits, overlapping, and so much more. Students will also have an opportunity to study artists and create art using the same mediums and styles as those artists.

My students will be so greatly affected by this project.

They will have a door of opportunity opened to them, that they haven't had before. My students would be able to concentrate better on other subjects, express themselves better to others, and escape the stresses of their home lives, even if just for a bit. This project will change my students lives in so many ways.

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Mr. Riley
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola Classic Original Marker Set - Assorted Colors, Broad Tip, Set of 256 • Blick Art Materials $69.62 1 $69.62
Generals Compressed Charcoal - Classroom Art Pack, Set of 114 • Blick Art Materials $66.99 1 $66.99
Blick Drawing Pencils, Class Pack of 144 - Class Pack, Pack of 144 • Blick Art Materials $50.18 1 $50.18
Blick Student Grade Tempera - 6-Color Pump Kit, for Half Gallons • Blick Art Materials $50.14 1 $50.14
Crayola Oil Pastels - Assorted Colors, Classpack of 336 • Blick Art Materials $38.30 1 $38.30
Richeson Slightly Imperfect Assorted Brush Set - Set of 42 • Blick Art Materials $20.09 1 $20.09
Standard Shipping • Blick Art Materials $0.00 1 $0.00
Standard Shipping • Blick Art Materials $0.00 1 $0.00

Materials cost

$295.32

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$16.24

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.43

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$345.99

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$61.06

Total project goal

$407.05

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$407.05

7 Donors

-$382.05

Donations toward project cost

-$324.74

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$57.31

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

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$0.00

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