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Mrs. Salas-Herrera from Chicago IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Can't Do Without Canvas

My students need forty Canvas - Archival Pre-stretched.

  • $414 goal

This project expired on December 18, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students do not have a supplies list at the beginning of the year because it can be a struggle just to get to school. Buying art supplies is the least of their worries or necessities.

My school opens the door to serve at-risk youth in an urban inner-city location.

They come to our school because their traditional school could not meet their needs. We offer an opportunity to help them get back on track and help them cross that finish line of graduating with a high school diploma and the tools they need to survive into adulthood.

My Project

For this project I am requesting forty pre-stretched art canvases. In my Art classes, I offer students a challenge to explore and dig deep within themselves to create and produce an original image such as a Picasso inspired self-portrait or nature-scales. While paper is available, let's face it, it is fragile and tears easily. Painting on canvas allows the artist mobility and security. It also allows more permanence. Perhaps they will enter art competitions with their original creations, give it as a gift, or hang it up in their home. I am sure it will come with a sense of pride and accomplishment.

Can you imagine a baker without an oven or a writer without a pen?

Well, in my Art classes, we do not have any canvas this year but with your help you can make that change. It begins with paint on a brush applied to canvas to create something original and personal. Their art begins with your generous contribution. Thank you for your consideration!

Mrs. Salas-Herrera
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 40 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CANVAS ARCHIVAL PRESTRETCHED 11X14 • School Specialty $7.21 40 $288.40

Materials cost

$288.40

Vendor shipping charges

$28.84

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.33

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$351.57

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$62.04

Total project goal

$413.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$413.61

5 Donors

-$206.81

Donations toward project cost

-$175.79

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.02

match offer

-$206.80

Match offer toward project cost

-$175.78

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.02

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$0.00

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