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Mrs. Main from Bath ME is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Bringing Joy Through Art

Help me give my students art supplies. They will love the set of Neon Modeling Clay and the Roaring Kids Spring Sketchbooks.

  • $942 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is in a small city on the coast of Maine. We have many low income families that depend on our free breakfast and lunch program (which continues even though our school is closed until the fall).

Now at home, many students are without any art supplies.

Despite trying to share lessons made with recycled or found items, they still lack the basic supplies of scissors, glue and even crayons. When I share the lessons online, I know some of my students are not able to participate. My sweet, creative students get so excited about art class and using real supplies like paint and clay.

My Project

I am teaching about Maine artists to celebrate our bicentennial year and each lesson asks for color. The lesson in the style of Dahlov Ipcar, for example, starts with geometric shapes and jungle or farm animals and mimics her style of patterns and bright colors.As I was creating this lesson, I was aware of about half of my students who would not have the materials needed to create this.

So many lessons need supplies which are readily available in the art room, but many of my students dont have supplies at home.

I do not want any student to feel left out. This grant gives me the opportunity to help 80 students have the materials included in the lessons and bring some joy into their home through creativity.

Our low income families are struggling with meeting their child's basic needs and going without. The students will be excited to be able to participate with their peers.

I will create packets for PreK - 1 using the blunt scissors, gluesticks and markers. Packets for 2nd graders will include the sharp scissors, glue bottles and watercolor sets. All packets will contain a sketchbook and the modeling clay.

Mrs. Main
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
13837-1001 - Roaring Spring Kids Sketch Book - 9" x 9" • Blick Art Materials $2.79 80 $223.20
CLAY MODELING NEON COLORS SET OF 4 • School Specialty $2.02 80 $161.60
00350-1009 - Prang Washable Watercolor Pans - Oval, Set of 8 colors, Pans • Blick Art Materials $2.18 30 $65.40
57040-1009 - Snippy Scissors - Class Pack of 12, Blunt • Blick Art Materials $10.87 5 $54.35
ART MARKER CHISEL TIP SET OF 8 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $1.64 30 $49.20
CRAYONS CRAYOLA NEON SET OF 8 • School Specialty $0.97 50 $48.50
57040-2009 - Snippy Scissors - Class Pack of 12, Pointed • Blick Art Materials $10.87 3 $32.61
GLUE STICK ELMERS ALL PURPOSE .21OZ CLEAR EA • School Specialty $0.59 50 $29.50
GLUE SCHOOL ELMERS WHITE 4 OZ • School Specialty $0.97 30 $29.10

Materials cost

$693.46

Vendor shipping charges

$31.79

State sales tax

$34.67

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.40

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$800.32

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$141.23

Total project goal

$941.55

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$941.55

33 Donors

-$845.68

Donations toward project cost

-$719.57

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$126.11

Matching donations from our partners

-$95.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$80.75

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.87

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$0.00

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