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Mrs. Fritz from Paradise CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Art Therapy in Paradise

Help me give my students healing art supplies. Paint, water colors, modeling clay, and more will be used as an outlet and healing for our Paradise students.

  • $1,216 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students at our elementary school are amazing, resilient young people. Most of them come from lower socioeconomic backgrounds and many of them have faced some type of trauma in their lives already. Despite all that, they are so happy to come to school.

On Thursday, November 8th that all changed.

School had just started, when we were suddenly notified that we needed to evacuate due to a rapidly approaching fire that started in a nearby town. Everyone thought we would evacuate and see each other the next day for our annual Veteran’s Day assembly. We were wrong!

By evening, we knew that our town had been wiped out by this catastrophic event and most of our students and teachers had lost their homes. It was literally gone! I am writing this DonorsChoose.org project on behalf of my students, as our school had been destroyed as well. Not a classroom left standing, all books and supplies gone!

We have secured buildings and will be reunited with one another on December 3rd! Yippee! Art therapy is one way students can express themselves after experiencing trauma. It can help promote students' well-being and allow them to relax and relieve stress.

My Project

Art is a great way to enhance creativity and expression. With students who have experienced trauma, it can allow them to express and channel their feelings as they create with their hands, their hearts, and their feelings.

Evacuating from the Camp Fire was a very traumatic experience for all of our students.

Being able to create and express themselves through art will be very beneficial in promoting their well-being.

These supplies will give our students an outlet to reduce stress and will provide a healing activity for them all to participate in as they ease back in to school next week.

Mrs. Fritz
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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12 donors12 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 300 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PAINT CRAYOLA WTRCLRS WASH OVAL • School Specialty $2.04 84 $171.36
BRUSHES BLACK BRISTLE CLASSROOM SET OF 24 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $16.18 7 $113.26
GLITTER 3/4 OZ ASSORTED SCHOOL SMART SET OF 12 • School Specialty $10.57 7 $73.99
TEMPERA PAINT ASST PINT SET OF 12 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $23.00 3 $69.00
PAINT TEMPERA WASHABLE GLITTER PINT SCHOOL SMART SET/6 • School Specialty $17.88 3 $53.64
DOUGH CRAYOLA ASSORTED CLASS PACK SET OF 6 • School Specialty $49.34 1 $49.34
PAINT TEMPRA DAUBER TIP FLURO SET OF 6 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $15.83 3 $47.49
PAINT TEMPERA WASHABLE ASST COLORS GALLON SCHOOL SMART SET/4 • School Specialty $42.66 1 $42.66
GLUE GUN FULL SIZE 40 WATT HIGH TEMPERATURE • School Specialty $5.67 7 $39.69
SCRATCH + SPRKL SOFT-SCRTCH MLTICLR 8.5X11 PACK OF 30 • School Specialty $24.13 1 $24.13
GLUE STICK 0.43IN DIAM X 4IN LONG ALL TEMP PACK OF 50 • School Specialty $5.67 3 $17.01
PAPER SCRATCH ART SCRATCH AND SPARKLE SOFT-SCRATCH HOLO PACK OF 30 • School Specialty $16.11 1 $16.11
MARKER BLACK FINE SHARPIE PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $8.00 2 $16.00
MARKER BLACK FINE SHARPIE PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $8.00 2 $16.00
TEMPERA PAINT BROWN GALLON - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $11.35 1 $11.35
WASHABLE TEMPERA PAINT ORANGE GALLON - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $10.78 1 $10.78
WASHABLE TEMPERA PAINT BLACK GALLON - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $10.78 1 $10.78
WASHABLE TEMPERA PAINT GREEN GALLON - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $10.78 1 $10.78
SCRATCH MAGIC NOTE CUBE • School Specialty $10.29 1 $10.29
SCRATCH ART SCRATCHIN SHAPES NATURE PACK OF 25 • School Specialty $8.51 1 $8.51
GLITTER DIAMOND DUST 16 OZ SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $7.38 1 $7.38
GLITTER SNOW 7 OZ SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $6.52 1 $6.52
GLITTER SILVER JUMBO 4 OZ • School Specialty $2.62 1 $2.62
GLITTER GOLD JUMBO 4 OZ • School Specialty $2.62 1 $2.62

Materials cost

$831.31

Vendor shipping charges

$83.13

State sales tax

$76.06

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.47

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,032.97

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$182.29

Total project goal

$1,215.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,215.26

9 Donors

-$1,153.67

Donations toward project cost

-$1,032.97

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$120.70

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$61.59

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$0.00

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