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Ms. Kathy from Ridgewood NY is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Hand Skills for Learning and Life!

Help me give my students the tools they need to develop important skills!

  • $745 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My precious students come from diverse cultures and backgrounds but share one important thing: Most, if not all, come from families struggling to make ends meet, and now more than ever, have little to no disposable income for critical school supplies.

As a result of the pandemic, many of the families in our school community find themselves dependent upon community food banks and support services to just get by day to day.

My students' "special needs" are still ever present, but in the face of families struggling to simply survive, are not getting the attention or material supports they need and deserve.

You see, my students all have special needs and obstacles to learning including ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder. They CAN and DO, however, have the desire and potential to learn and live their best lives - but they depend on the support from their teachers and therapists! To be a part of my students' development and help them master skill after skill is beyond gratifying - as is witnessing the pride they feel as they achieve their goals and become more independent and successful! But my students and I NEED YOUR HELP in order to make this happen!

My Project

My students are entering a whole new world of learning when they return to "school" this September. The sharing of small manipulatives and everyday objects children use to develop critical hand skills will be almost impossible due to new COVID safety guidelines. Equally important is that most students will be learning, in part, from home where they do NOT have these supplies.

This project will help give each student his or her OWN small collection of important supplies with which to develop many fine and visual motor skills, improve muscle strength, and engage in art and fine motor projects - a SAFE "bag" of fun and learning of their OWN!

These will include fidgets, theraputty, stickers, foam cubes, stress balls, lacing practice and more.

By donating to our project, you will not only help to improve students' manipulative and hand skills, you will ultimately help to increase their academic achievement and successful participation in important life skills!

Ms. Kathy
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Stress Balls for Kids and Adults - Bulk Pack of 24 2" Stress Smile Squeeze Balls - Neon Yellow Funny Face Stress Balls • Amazon Business $13.97 4 $55.88
Hoyle Kid's 6 in 1 Fun Pack- Card Games • Amazon Business $4.99 10 $49.90
Therapy Putty Special Kit, 2-oz. Each, Red, Yellow, Green and Blue … (2) • Amazon Business $18.08 2 $36.16
Therapy Putty Special Kit, 2-oz. Each, Red, Yellow, Green and Blue … (2) • Amazon Business $18.08 2 $36.16
Honey-Can-Do Colored Plastic Clothespins, 100-Pack • Amazon Business $6.70 5 $33.50
CanDo TheraPutty Standard Exercise Putty, Green: Medium, 2 oz • Amazon Business $6.65 5 $33.25
Craytastic! Bulk Coloring Books for Kids Variety Assortment, Pack of 48 (5" x 7" Each) • Amazon Business $14.98 2 $29.96
Mahaohao 1 Inch Buttons Sewing Flatback Resin Button 12 Mixed Colors Pack of 100 • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
hand2mind 1 Inch Math Foam Color Cubes (Ages 4+), Soft & Quiet Stacking Cubes For Kids (Pack of 102) • Amazon Business $11.01 2 $22.02
ARTEZA Dry Erase Markers, Bulk Pack of 52 (with Chisel Tip), 12 Assorted Colors with Low-Odor Ink, Whiteboard Pens for Back to School, Office, or Home • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Honey-Can-Do Colored Plastic Clothespins, 100-Pack • Amazon Business $6.70 3 $20.10
Special Supplies 30-Pack Fun Pull and Pop Tubes for Kids Stretch, Bend, Build, and Connect Toy, Provide Tactile and Auditory Sensory Play, Colorful, Heavy-Duty Plastic • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
Officemate PVC Free Color Coated Paper Clips, 450 Per Tub Office Paper Clamp (97229) • Amazon Business $6.56 3 $19.68
Play-Doh Party Bag Dough (15 Count) • Amazon Business $5.39 3 $16.17
Incredible Value Coloring Books for Kids - Epic Bulk Party Pack of 24 Awesome Coloring Books 5"x7" With Animated Cartoons • Amazon Business $7.97 2 $15.94
CanDo TheraPutty Standard Exercise Putty, Blue: Firm, 2 oz • Amazon Business $3.15 5 $15.75
Pepperell RX-153 Rexlace Plastic Lacing Cord, 450-Feet, Primary • Amazon Business $7.81 2 $15.62
AmazonBasics Purple Washable School Glue Sticks, Dries Clear, 0.24-oz Stick,60-Pack • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
YEJI 60 Pieces Threading Laces Colored Creative Beading Laces for Threading Projects Threading Button and Beads • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
YEJI 60 Pieces Threading Laces Colored Creative Beading Laces for Threading Projects Threading Button and Beads • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Officemate PVC Free Color Coated Paper Clips, 450 Per Tub Office Paper Clamp (97229) • Amazon Business $6.89 2 $13.78
hand2mind 1 Inch Math Foam Color Cubes (Ages 4+), Soft & Quiet Stacking Cubes For Kids (Pack of 102) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
JABINCO (Pack of 128) Mini Wooden Colored clothespins,16 coloers Each 8pcs • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Kids Stickers 1000+, 40 Different Sheets, 3D Puffy Stickers for Kids, Bulk Stickers for Girl Boy Birthday Gift, Scrapbooking, Teachers, Toddlers, Including Animals, Stars, Fishes, Hearts and More • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Kids Stickers 1000+, 40 Different Sheets, 3D Puffy Stickers for Kids, Bulk Stickers for Girl Boy Birthday Gift, Scrapbooking, Teachers, Toddlers, Including Animals, Stars, Fishes, Hearts and More • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Kids Stickers 1000+, 40 Different Sheets, 3D Puffy Stickers for Kids, Bulk Stickers for Girl Boy Birthday Gift, Scrapbooking, Teachers, Toddlers, Including Animals, Stars, Fishes, Hearts and More • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$571.19

Vendor shipping charges

$23.20

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.57

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$632.96

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$111.70

Total project goal

$744.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$744.66

6 Donors

-$370.12

Donations toward project cost

-$318.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$51.77

match offer

-$370.13

Match offer toward project cost

-$314.61

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$55.52

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

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$0.00

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