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Mrs. Raygoza from Watsonville CA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Art Is Essential!

Help me give my students crayolas, water bottles, folders, and canvas to create wonderful projects.

  • $343 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

In our low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with challenges both in and out of the classroom. To combat the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.

My students are creative, clever, and very spontaneous.

They like to move. They love to read, and they love lots of positive attention. Many of them are being raised in single-parent households and receive a free lunch based on their socioeconomic status. These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the life experiences many of us see as "typical."

From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom, I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control their home lives; however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hoping to inspire even our earliest learners to continue on a path of academic excellence.

My Project

We need canvas, storage bins, and art supplies to be able to complete art in our class. It’s a struggle when you don’t have storage bins to put all your art supplies in order. We need to be able to get all the art resources we need. We need google eyes and canvas to create an amazing piece of art. We would love to be the next Picasso’s in our classroom. We lack the support of school funds to be able to purchase all the necessary resources to make our piece of art. It will be an amazing opportunity for my students.

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Mrs. Raygoza
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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12 donors12 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
4E's Novelty Water Sports Bottles for Kids & Bikes, Pack of 12 Bulk, 7.5 inches, Great Summer Beach Accessory, Neon Colors - Holds About 18oz of Water • Amazon Business $23.96 3 $71.88
Brieftons Glass Water Bottles: 6 Pack, 18 Oz, Stainless Steel Leak Proof Lid, Premium Soda Lime, Best As Reusable Drinking Bottle, Sauce Jar, Juice Beverage Container, Kefir Kit - With Cleaning Brush • Amazon Business $19.99 3 $59.97
Crayola Large Crayon Classpack, Back to School Supplies, 8 Colors, 400 Count • Amazon Business $42.99 1 $42.99
Better Office Products Purple Plastic 2 Pocket Folders with Prongs, Heavyweight, Letter Size Poly Folders, 24 Pack, with 3 Metal Prongs Fastener Clips, Purple • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
US Art Supply 24-Pack of 8 X 10 inch Professional Artist Quality Acid Free Canvas Panel Boards for Painting Value Pack of 24 (1 Full Case of 24 Single Canvas Board Panels) • Amazon Business $20.96 1 $20.96
UPINS 2000 Pcs Black Wiggle Googly Eyes with Self-Adhesive,4 Sizes Mixed Packaging • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
DECORA 1000pcs 7mm Wiggle Googly Eyes with Self-adhesive for Scrapbooking DIY Crafts Toy Accessories • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59

Materials cost

$235.87

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$21.58

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.54

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$290.99

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$51.35

Total project goal

$342.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$342.34

10 Donors

-$161.49

Donations toward project cost

-$159.84

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.65

Matching donations from our partners

-$154.29

Match offers toward project cost

-$131.15

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.14

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$26.56

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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