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Ms. Turner from Minneapolis MN is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Clay Recycling System

Help me give my students the experience of learning how to recycling clay. With the pug mill students will understand the beautiful process that these ancient materials go through in becoming ceramics.

  • 28 donors
  • $3,764 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

AUS is a new middle school in the Minneapolis school district. AUS is welcoming Minneapolis students from 30 different schools throughout the city. Our middle school students come from culturally diverse backgrounds and are a part of the south Minneapolis community that had been through so much in the past year. Despite enduring, the pandemic, distant learning, the murder of George Floyd and all the changes in the district, our students are smart, dedicated, resilient, and creative. These brilliant youth are passionate about art and developing their creativity.

My Project

This fall I will be launching our new ceramics program at our school. So far we have managed to collect enough equipment to have a fully functioning clay studio. The one big piece of equipment that we are still missing is a pug mill. The pug mill is a clay mixer that allows you to reuse dried-out clay. Over time having the pug mill will help our school save money.

Adding a pug mill to our clay studio will also help teach our students the value of recycling and the beautiful process that these ancient materials go through in becoming ceramic objects.

Ms. Turner
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
32943-0000 - Shimpo Pug Mill • Blick Art Materials $2,959.96 1 $2,959.96

Materials cost

$2,959.96

Vendor shipping charges

$165.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$44.40

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$3,199.36

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$564.59

Total project goal

$3,763.95

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$3,763.95

26 Donors

-$3,465.42

Donations toward project cost

-$3,114.36

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$351.06

Matching donations from our partners

-$100.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$85.00

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$198.53

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$0.00

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