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Mrs. Rodriguez from Hialeah FL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building School Spirit Through Student Government

My students need art supplies (a Cricut with card stock and vinyl for banners, paint and brushes for posters) to help promote various school wide activities.

  • $857 goal

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My Students

At American High, we serve kids from tough backgrounds. Some of them have a hard time getting to school. Some of them have a tough time finding the safety that we all need to be productive members of society. As the sponsor for our Student Government Association, I want to help create a home.

Over the past several years, we have had a tough time building camaraderie and school spirit.

Our kids, however, really need to feel like they belong somewhere. These are kids with a lot of untapped potential. I know that one of the ways we can tap this potential is to get them motivated to do well in class and make a difference in their community. They want very much to be the change they wish to see in the world. The change starts here.

My Project

My students will use a Cricut, Cricut materials, cardstock, paint and paint brushes to continue our efforts at building community. This will help us add a beautiful touch to spirit week and other events by allowing us to personalize signs, banners, posters, and other materials. In addition, my students have great ideas for spreading a little happiness and sunshine by distributing cards and other goodies to people in our school and neighborhood community who need a little love. Their ideas are limitless—they just need the stuff to make it happen.

This project will make a difference by allowing our students to spread school pride, enhance school spirit, and grow friendships.

The high school experience is something that they will cherish even more when they are able to take an active part in making their school community even stronger. Spreading joy is, without a doubt, a life skill. These children will benefit for years to come from having the opportunity to understand the real power of relationships.

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Mrs. Rodriguez
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 999 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cricut Explore Air Wireless Cutting Machine • Amazon Business $229.99 1 $229.99
Cricut StandardGrip Adhesive Cutting Mat, 12 by 12 • Amazon Business $11.19 5 $55.95
Neenah Astrobrights Premium Color Cardstock Vintage Assortment, 65 lb, 8.5 x 11 Inches, 250 Sheets (21003) • Amazon Business $13.23 3 $39.69
Vinyl Ease 30 Sheets of Permanent Adhesive Backed Vinyl for Craft Cutters, 6 by 12-Inch, Assorted • Amazon Business $16.48 2 $32.96
Angel Crafts 12" x 12" Self Adhesive Vinyl Sheets (35 PACK) - BEST Permanent Assorted Vinyl for Cricut, Silhouette Cameo, Craft Cutters, Printers, Letters, Wall Decoration, Decals, and More! • Amazon Business $28.95 1 $28.95
Cricut Vinyl Transfer Tape • Amazon Business $6.35 4 $25.40
Nasco 9714720(B) Bulk-Krylic Acrylic Paint, 1/2 gal Jug, Titanium White • Amazon Business $20.25 1 $20.25
Nasco 9714720(T) Bulk-Krylic Acrylic Paint, 1/2 gal Jug, Ultramarine Blue • Amazon Business $20.24 1 $20.24
Cricut Chalkboard Cartridge • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Nasco 9714720(M) Bulk-Krylic Acrylic Paint, 1/2 gal Jug, Bright Red • Amazon Business $19.62 1 $19.62
Cricut Family Album Cartridge • Amazon Business $19.53 1 $19.53
Cricut 2001007 Elegant Edges Cartridge • Amazon Business $18.12 1 $18.12
Cricut Tools Craft Basic Set • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Cricut® Library Fonts cartridge • Amazon Business $16.36 1 $16.36
Cricut Explore Deep Cut Blade and Housing • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
Neenah Astrobrights Premium Color Paper Assortment, 24 lb, 8.5 x 11 Inches, 200 Sheets, Charisma • Amazon Business $14.79 1 $14.79
Chenille Kraft 5168 Plastic Handle Colossal Round Brushes, Assorted Colors. 30 Brushes/Canister • Amazon Business $13.43 1 $13.43
Neenah Astrobrights Premium Color Paper Assortment, 24 lb, 8.5 x 11 Inches, 500 Sheets, Cool • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Neenah Astrobrights Premium Color Paper Assortment, 24 lb, 8.5 x 11 Inches, 500 Sheets, Happy • Amazon Business $10.66 1 $10.66
Core'dinations Value Pack Cardstock 8.5"X11" 50/Pkg-Black - Smooth • Amazon Business $9.96 1 $9.96
Neenah Astrobrights Premium Color Paper, 24 lb, 8.5 x 11 Inches, 500 Sheets, Planetary Purple • Amazon Business $8.35 1 $8.35
Array Card Stock, 8.5"x11", White, 100 Sheets/Pkg • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Cricut Metallic Color Pen Set • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Loew Cornell 842 25-Piece Foam Brush Set, 1-Inch • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
Cricut Tools Craft Spatula and Scraper • Amazon Business $6.20 1 $6.20
Cricut 29-0002 Replacement Cutting Blades for Cricut Cutting Machines • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Loew Cornell 841 20-Piece Foam Brush Set, 2-Inch • Amazon Business $5.23 1 $5.23

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