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Ms. Pearson from Philadelphia PA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Art Kits for Kids!

Help me give my students art kits! These supplies are for me to make 250 art kits for students who cannot afford art supplies at home for the duration of virtual learning!

  • $1,175 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher working in low-income and impoverished neighborhoods, I have worked with students who are at higher risk for adversity both inside and outside of the classroom. This year I will have about 500 students each week. Most of my students are African American and Latino and 100% qualify for free or reduced lunch. The pandemic has worsened many of the challenges that our students face daily like poverty, neglect, and mental health. Art is an emotional outlet for many students and a gateway to many opportunities for others.

While I am so excited to begin working with my students, I cannot ignore that virtual learning has exacerbated inequities for students in impoverished communities of color.

With the beginning of this school year being virtual, my students will need more than just assignments online. They need support, they need interaction, they need love, and they need supplies! I hope to raise enough money to create art kits for students who cannot afford to buy art supplies.

My Project

One of the best things about art class is the hands-on part of art-making. It is the opportunity to investigate, explore, and creatively problem solve. My students will begin art class virtually with digital assignments, but I want to offer projects that get the students away from the computer and physically making art again.

I hope that these requested art kits can create an equitable opportunity for all students to succeed and express themselves in art class and throughout this pandemic.

Hands on projects can be very unfair to students who cannot afford art supplies. These art kits will allow the students to do a variety of drawing projects at home like a long term sketchbook project, portrait drawings, and more!

Ms. Pearson
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ART MARKER CONICAL TIP SET OF 200 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $50.47 5 $252.35
Crayola Crayon Classpack, School Supplies, 16 Colors (50 Each), 800 Ct • Amazon Business $65.32 3 $195.96
PENCILS COLORED SCHOOL SMART SET OF 250 • School Specialty $31.04 5 $155.20
Mini Kraft Journal Notebooks for Students and Travel (4.1 x 4.2 In, 48 Pack) • Amazon Business $18.99 6 $113.94
EOOUT 24pcs Poly Zip Envelope File Bag Bill Bag Pencil Case, 9 x 4.7 Inches, 10Color Zippers, for A6 Size Files, for School, Office • Amazon Business $8.99 11 $98.89
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 4 $49.96
Mr. Pen- Erasers, Pack of 64, Emoji Eraser, Pencil Erasers, Erasers for Kids, School Supplies, Mini Eraser Pencil for Students, Fun Eraser, Cute Erasers, Eraser for School, Prizes for Kids Classroom • Amazon Business $4.99 4 $19.96
PENCIL SHARPENERS ONE HOLE ASST PACK OF 24 • School Specialty $1.79 11 $19.69

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