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Mrs. Postema from Portland OR is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Black Lives Inspire

Help me give my students supplies to create a Black History Month art display up and down the hallways.

  • 4 donors
  • $278 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am surrounded by resilience and creativity every day. My students inspire me. I am the only counselor in a K-5 school so I keep very busy. My students are very motivated but many struggle with getting basic needs met at home. One-hundred percent of them get free lunch and most of my parents work nights or two jobs to make ends meet. In addition, many do not speak English or very limited English and many are refugees. I deal daily with the kind of problems that stem from not getting basic needs met. In the midst of all this, I help children express themselves in ways that help them to build a core sense of self.

I learned a long time ago that a young child is likely to be more comfortable initially expressing himself with art than he is going to be at expressing emotions and feelings through words.

I stay in at recess and after school trying to keep up with all the needs of my students and after 11 years, I still truly love it.

My Project

We are planning a huge black history month art extravaganza and we need supplies. We are reading biographies, studying black lives in history and black lives now and making art about them. We sat down and planned out all the projects we want to put up and we made a bare bones list of all the things we need to get started. We need paint, paper, and frames to make this project work. Our plans include painting and drawing figures such as Rosa Parks, Kamala Harris, Michelle Obama, Wilma Rudolph, Ru Paul and more.

Mrs. Postema
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 350 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
32-oz. Color Splash! Liquid Tempera Paint Assortment (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $49.34 1 $49.34
upsimples 8.5x11 Picture Frame Set of 10,Display Pictures 6x8 with Mat or 8.5x11 Without Mat,Multi Photo Frames Collage for Wall or Tabletop Display,Black • Amazon Business $42.49 1 $42.49
Icona Bay 8x10 Picture Frames (Black, 12 Pack), Beautifully Detailed Molding, Contemporary Picture Frame Set, Wall Mount or Table Top, Inspirations Collection • Amazon Business $37.99 1 $37.99
Watercolor Paper Cold Press Paper Pack for Watercolorist Students Beginning Artists, 6 by 9 Inches (150) • Amazon Business $18.99 2 $37.98
UCreate Mixed Media Art Paper, Heavyweight, 9" x 12", 500 Sheets • Amazon Business $34.77 1 $34.77

Materials cost

$202.57

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.04

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$235.61

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$41.58

Total project goal

$277.19

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$277.19

3 Donors

-$163.60

Donations toward project cost

-$139.06

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.54

match offer

-$113.59

Match offer toward project cost

-$96.55

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.04

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$0.00

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