You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

Mrs. Dodd from Albany NY is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Clay Painted Sea Creatures

Help me give my students the chance to use clay and paint in the classroom.

  • $424 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students I teach comes from a very urban setting. Some have no past art experience or use in certain mediums or materials. I want to begin introducing them to painting, clay and other great materials.

The children I teach crave guidance, new experiences and compassion.

I would love to foster this concept and provide them with what they need to become successful adults. They are looking for meaningful art projects, as the past art teachers only seemed to use paper, pencils and markers. I want to give them an array or materials to learn from.

My Project

In this project the children will be learning about different sea animals and how to protect them, such as sea turtles, fish, dolphins. We will read a book and watch a video on the affect of pollution on sea life. We will be using a air dry clay to assemble and mold little creatures based on the teachings.

The sea creatures will air dry and then they will be ready to paint.

These children have not used clay before and many have not had the chance to paint.

This project will introduce three dimensional art, and give them the concept of texture. They will also need to learn how to attach clay together and learn how the clay will dry. They will paint the clay once dry and be able to use Elmers glue to attach things like feathers, glitter, sequins.

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

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 300 students.

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Dodd is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
School Smart Air-Dry Clay - 25 pounds - Gray • Amazon Business $39.21 4 $156.84
Constructive Playthings Gallon Tempera Paint Set with 9 Non-Toxic Washable Colors • Amazon Business $120.47 1 $120.47
AMACO 4630-3C Air Dry Modeling Clay, 10-Pound, Gray • Amazon Business $18.00 1 $18.00
Handy Art® Little Masters Washable Tempera Paint Gallon, Blue • Amazon Business $15.71 1 $15.71
Elmer's Liquid School Glue, Washable, Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $14.46 1 $14.46

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


2 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Excluded support for DonorsChoose


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Albany","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[6037040],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NY","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3745284,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":300,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Dodd","authorIds":{"6037040":{"owner":"Mrs. Dodd","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3745284],"proposalHash":"1008344921","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":",960,x0,y160&width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1554245586533","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21309819,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NjA2MjUwMQ==","MzE2NjMxMw==","NTg4ODg4Nw=="],"teacherId":6037040,"schoolCounty":"Albany","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NY","name":"New York"}}