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  • $794 goal

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Mrs. Porter
Grades 9-12
  • Kasa Middle High School 342
  • Baltimore, MD
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 10 donors
  • $0 still needed

Art Supplies For Future Leaders

My students need paint and high-quality paper for their art!

My Students

My students live in West Baltimore where crime and drugs are prevalent. They are intelligent and extremely artistic, but the Baltimore City Public Schools system's budget has been frozen for art supplies.

Our school exists at a corner of the city that has been stereotyped for low achievement and failure.

Inside, sunflower seeds and mouse feces lace the floor, and the smell of marijuana drifts through the air from the various bathrooms and stairwells. This is a tough place to come from, but still my students are determined to succeed.

Being in the art room and using their hands to create is what keeps students in school. Creating art is a way of healing and recovering from trauma, and my students deserve the best. With your donation, we will be able to continue to fill our school with art and exploration of who we are as teenagers in this city.

My Project

The budget for art supplies has been frozen. How will my students grow as artists with no paper or paint? My students are extremely talented, but they lack the tools necessary to fully engage with materials as artists.

We are asking for drawing paper, various types of paint, and watercolor paper to be used in Mrs. Porter's classes with middle and high school students.

These devastating budget cuts are taking away from creative spaces that often keep youth in schools.

With your contribution, a child will be able to create works of art that revolve around the ideas of identity, social justice, and natural landscapes on high quality paper to be displayed in the school and community. Help us order supplies for our classes to grow as young artists and future leaders of Baltimore City!

The youth of Baltimore City are our future. They deserve to be lifted up and invested in.

Help us bring life to our learning space, and promote pride in students and our community with their Art! Help our students have pride in their school, and to recognize their positive accomplishments through Visual Arts.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TEMPERA CAKES WITH PALETTE VALUE SET • School Specialty $137.59 1 $137.59
CLAY AIR DRY GRAY 25 LB - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $27.68 3 $83.04
PAPER DRAWING 18X24 50# WHITE REAM • School Specialty $37.62 2 $75.24
PAINT WATER MIXABLE OIL COLOR 10ML TUBE SET OF 144 • School Specialty $72.48 1 $72.48
PAPER WATERCOLOR HALIFAX 90 LB 11X15 PK 100 • School Specialty $29.24 2 $58.48
PAINT TEMPERA VERSATEMP PINT MULTICULTURAL SET OF 8 • School Specialty $24.98 2 $49.96
PAPER WATERCOLOR HALIFAX 90 LB 11X15 PK 100 • School Specialty $29.24 1 $29.24
PAPER DRAWING 12X18 60# WHITE REAM • School Specialty $21.22 1 $21.22
PAPER DRAWING 12X18 60# WHITE REAM • School Specialty $21.22 1 $21.22

Materials cost

$548.47

Vendor shipping charges

$54.85

State sales tax

$32.91

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.23

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$674.46

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$119.02

Total project goal

$793.48

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$793.48

9 Donors

-$394.54

Donations toward project cost

-$339.11

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$55.43

match offer

-$394.53

Match offer toward project cost

-$335.35

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.18

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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10 donors10 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 200 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Stavros Niarchos Foundation and 9 other donors.

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