You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
See this teacher's page

Ms. Matesich from Mc Kees Rocks PA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Aspiring Artists

Help me give my students art supplies so that they can freely create their own visions.

  • $471 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our Head Start classroom is full of 18 kind, caring, eager to learn individuals. Each day we are scientists, mathematicians, musicians, readers, creators, and much more.

My students have big dreams, including being a doctor, a teacher, and a professional hockey player.

Despite coming from low socioeconomic backgrounds and having a myriad of different learning styles, my students come together each day to achieve personal goals and celebrate the success of their peers. One of the best things about our classroom is the sense of community each child feels when we meet each day.

My Project

Being able to explore and create with art materials is an important part of a child's development. Art is not only fun but also develops skills such as patterning, cause and effect, spatial reasoning, pencil grip, and vocabulary. Having open-ended art experiences at school allows the students to create masterpieces that they can be proud of; thus, these materials will help my students to develop positive feelings about going to school while also strengthening fine motor and creative talents.

In my classroom, I can provide a safe place to use paint, glue, glitter, markers, and many other "messy" art materials.

Many of my students lack drawing and writing materials at home. By having access to markers, paint, scissors, paper, glue, and play dough tools at school, my students will have the opportunity to develop many important skills that will help them to be successful in Kindergarten and beyond.

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

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Matesich is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
JJ439 - Washable Broad-Tip Markers - Class Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
LA371 - Classroom Clay & Dough Designer Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LA138 - Write & Wipe Broad-Tip Markers - Class Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
TA9 - Newsprint Easel Paper - 18" x 24" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.50 2 $33.00
BS525Z - Washable Watercolor Set - Dozen • Lakeshore Learning Materials $32.99 1 $32.99
TA5314 - Watercolor Paper • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 2 $29.98
BJ9610X - Glitter Jumbo Jars - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $26.99 1 $26.99
SD748 - Craft Tape Pack - 1/2" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
TT506Z - Lakeshore Jumbo Glue Stick - Dozen • Lakeshore Learning Materials $10.99 2 $21.98
LL156 - Lakeshore Scissors Set - Blunt-Tip • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
BC557 - Jumbo People Sticks - Set of 36 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99

Materials cost

$364.88

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.47

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$400.35

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$70.65

Total project goal

$471.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$471.00

1 Donor

-$242.74

Donations toward project cost

-$206.78

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.96

match offer

-$227.73

Match offer toward project cost

-$193.57

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.16

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Mc Kees Rocks","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[5343743],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"PA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3621025,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/aspiring-artists/3621025/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":18,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Matesich","authorIds":{"5343743":{"owner":"Ms. Matesich","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3621025],"proposalHash":"1920186336","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp5343743_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1524430343927","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21173813,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTg0MzQxMQ==","NTM0Mzc0Mw=="],"teacherId":5343743,"schoolCounty":"Allegheny","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"PA","name":"Pennsylvania"}}