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Ms. Anaya from Long Beach CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Best Friends Club Needs New Craft Supplies

Help me give my students a variety of ways to create crafts for our Best Friends Club by providing us with our very own button maker machine and Cricut machine to create materials for crafts for many years.

  • $1,003 goal

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My Students

I am the advisor for the Best Friends club at our school. This club consists of peers with and without disabilities interacting 2 times per month. I collaborate with students and teachers to develop fun activities to promote friendships, socialization and communication opportunities for all to enjoy.

The Best Friends program at our school allows students with special needs to make life long memories and new friends.

I am fortunate to be their advisor and create, plan and execute new and creative activities every year.

When we have a craft activity, we usually have to cut out and prepare materials by hand. This is very time consuming and challenging for us teachers who also have to plan for our classroom day to day needs.

My Project

The Best Friends Club at our school serves between 80-120 students per year. As the advisor I create, purchase and plan all activities. Most craft tools we use are used only once and then thrown away as we usually prepare tools for each event by hand cutting out and preparing our own supplies. The Cricut machine will save our teachers so much time and provide us with a

Access to our own button making machine and extra supplies will provide us with many years of fun button making!

The Cricut machine will provide us with new ideas to keep middle school students engaged during craft activities. The extra materials will allows us to use this machine for more than simply cutting card stock, eventually our club could use the machine to create materials for fundraising.

Ms. Anaya
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Button Maker Badge Making Machine - 58mm 2 ¼ inch 2.28 inch | Heavy Duty Circle Cutter Punch Press Machine | 1000 Circle Button Parts - Metal Badge Button Shell & Pin Back | All-in-One Complete DIY • Amazon Business $351.98 1 $351.98
Cricut Explore Air 2 Mint • Amazon Business $226.55 1 $226.55
Mophorn Button Parts 58mm Button Maker Parts 2.28Inch 1000 Pcs Top Bottom Cover Clip Pin Button Parts for Badge Maker Machine • Amazon Business $89.99 1 $89.99
Cutting Mat Variety Suit for Cricut, for Silhouette Cameo 3 Packs 12” x 12” - Strong Grip, Standard Grip, Light Grip Adhesive Cutting Mat Replacement Set Matts Vinyl Craft • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Cricut Tools, Gray Basic Set • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
PROVO CRAFT & NOVELTY 2003769 Circuit Everyday Collection Pen 10 Pack, Multicolor • Amazon Business $12.40 1 $12.40
Cricut Premium Vinyl - Permanent, 12” x 180”, Adhesive Decal Bulk Roll - Black • Amazon Business $10.50 1 $10.50
Heat Transfer Vinyl for T-Shirts 12x10" 12 Sheets-Iron On Vinyl HTV Bundle for Silhouette Cameo, Cricut or Heat Press • Amazon Business $10.25 1 $10.25
Cricut Replacement Cutting Blades for Cutting Machines • Amazon Business $8.04 1 $8.04

Materials cost

$742.69

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$67.96

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.14

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$851.79

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$150.32

Total project goal

$1,002.11

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,002.11

3 Donors

-$996.22

Donations toward project cost

-$847.54

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$148.68

match offer

-$5.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$4.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.89

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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