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Mrs. Pelton from Midway City CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Art Materials Are Essential!

My students need consumable art materials that can't be covered by my limited classroom budget for writing paper, pencils, crayons, and glue sticks.

  • $185 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am passionate about inspiring creativity in my students, who by their demographics are limited in their ability to be exposed to the arts. I also want to help them develop mentally, socially, and emotionally. Creating art may boost these young children's ability to analyze and problem-solve in myriad ways. As kids manipulate a paintbrush, their fine motor skills improve. By counting pieces and colors, they learn the basics of math. When children experiment with materials, they dabble in science. Most important perhaps, when kids feel good while they are creating, art helps boost self-confidence.

Children who feel able to experiment and to make mistakes feel free to invent new ways of thinking, which extends well beyond the classroom.

My Project

I have been teaching at my school for 22 years now. I have always made sure that despite the limits of my own personal budget, or the one that my school gives to me, that art materials will always be available in my classroom. I know that not every student is able to perform at a high academic level. But I know that some students flourish best in the arts.

For some students, the time they REALLY shine is in the arts!

How can I deny them this? Art materials can be very pricey though, and since they are consumable, I have to use my limited budget to cover academic essentials such as pencils, paper, crayons, and glue sticks. However, having the materials needed to explore and expand their creativity is even more essential to a well-rounded education- one that is accessible to everyone!

Mrs. Pelton
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
21218-1109-Crayola Classic Original Marker Set - Assorted Colors, Broad Tip, Set of 256 • Blick Art Materials $69.28 1 $69.28
09618-1102-Blick Premier Watercolor Paper - 22" x 30", Cold Press, 140 lb, Pkg of 5 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $19.16 1 $19.16
20013-2509-Sakura Cray-Pas Junior Artist Oil Pastels - Assorted Colors, Set of 25 • Blick Art Materials $2.77 6 $16.62

Materials cost

$105.06

Vendor shipping charges

$10.51

State sales tax

$9.61

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$156.76

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$27.66

Total project goal

$184.42

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$184.42

2 Donors

-$184.42

Donations toward project cost

-$156.76

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.66

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$0.00

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