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Mrs. F. from Bridgeport CT is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Clay to Create

My students need a supply of earthenware clay.

  • $572 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My school is an urban public school, in an old building with high need students, that is working hard to promote college readiness to all of our students. I teach the ceramics program to 9th - 12th grade students.

Our school district is in a desperate situation with a budget which will not allow the purchase of more supplies. However, I do have five classes of thirty motivated students who are rich with ideas and creativity who need more clay.

Without more clay we will not be able to finish the year doing ceramics. The creative ideas are really flowing as students are becoming confident in their skills. More students are throwing on the wheel and many are becoming interested in sculpting in addition to hand-building projects. To run out of clay would be a disappointing situation for the students as well as myself.

Working with clay helps in developing decision making skills, creativity, and enhances much of what is learned in other academic classes. This class is also a time to learn to work together cooperatively in a studio environment and develop social skills while learning.

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

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sax® Low-Fire Red Earthenware Clay • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $20.08 20 $401.60

Materials cost

$401.60

Vendor shipping charges

$40.16

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.04

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$469.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$102.95

Total project goal

$571.95

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$571.95

2 Donors

-$275.76

Donations toward project cost

-$234.40

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.36

match offer

-$276.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$226.32

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.68

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.09

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$0.00

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