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Mrs. Taylor from Anaheim CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Celebrating Black History Month Through African Art Appreciation!

Help me give my students paints, textile paper, white canvases and other necessity art materials so that they can paint to create their own Ghanaian Kente Cloth.

  • $289 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My awesome second graders come from a very low socioeconomic background with the majority falling below the poverty line. They are mainly English language learners (72%) and many of them live in homes which house multiple families under the same roof. The median income is well below poverty level, with some being homeless. Some of these seven- and eight-year olds have the sole responsibility of taking care of their younger siblings while their parents are working, with many parents working more than one job. Others are latchkey children.

Our school is Title I and 80% of the children receive free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch.

In addition to the many challenges that these hard-working students face, they also are coping with the fact that our school is situated in a high crime area with frequent gang activity. My children have extremely limited access to technology in their homes, yet with all these obstacles, my students come to school with much enthusiasm and an eager desire to learn.

My Project

February is Black history month. As a teacher, I feel it is important that students need to learn about other people’s culture and heritage to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for the world around them. One of these is an appreciation for African Heritage Art. I would like my students to create two art projects. The first project is to make their own Kente cloth from paper. Kente cloth originated in the west African country of Ghana. It was originally worn by royalty, wealthy, or highly respected people. Today it is worn by all, especially for special occasions. Students will first learn about patterns, then they will use acrylic paints to apply their own designs onto the paper. Finally, they will cut the paper into long strips and weave them to construct a colorful Kente paper cloth. The second project employs burlap fabric, an African textile paper, to design and paint their own African dancers. These projects will be displayed in our school library for all to enjoy and admire.

Mrs. Taylor
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sargent Art 22-2399 8-Ounce Acrylic Paint, 12 Piece Set • Amazon Business $41.51 1 $41.51
Roylco R-15273BN African Textile Paper, Grade Kindergarten to 1, 2.1" Height, 8.8" Wide, 11.3" Length (Pack of 96) • Amazon Business $22.77 1 $22.77
Artlicious - 30 Classroom Value Pack - 8x10 Primed Canvas Panel Boards • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
eBoot 24 Pack Mini Wood Display Easel (6.25 Inch) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Sargent Art Metallic Acrylic Paint Set, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $19.54 1 $19.54
US Art Supply 24-Pack of 8 X 10 inch Professional Artist Quality Acid Free Canvas Panel Boards for Painting 2-12-Packs (1 Full Case of 24 Single Canvas Board Panels) • Amazon Business $18.96 1 $18.96
US Art Supply 5 X 7 inch Professional Artist Quality Acid Free Canvas Panel Boards for Painting 24-Pack (1 Full Case of 24 Single Canvas Board Panels) • Amazon Business $16.96 1 $16.96
Canson XL Series Oil and Acrylic Paper Pad, Bleed Proof Canvas Like Texture, Fold Over, 136 pound, 9 x 12 Inch, White, 24 Sheets • Amazon Business $7.98 2 $15.96
Roylco R-15273 African Textile Paper, 0.7" Height, 8.8" Wide, 11.3" Length (32 Sheets per Package) • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
Laribbons 3" Wide Burlap Fabric Craft Ribbon On Spool 10 Yards, 01 Tan • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89

Materials cost

$194.25

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$17.77

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.91

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$244.93

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$43.22

Total project goal

$288.15

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$288.15

3 Donors

-$144.00

Donations toward project cost

-$123.15

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.85

match offer

-$143.27

Match offer toward project cost

-$121.78

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.49

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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