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Mrs. Takahama from Waimanalo HI is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Colorful Curtains For Cubbies

My students need colorful cubby covers to brighten the room.

  • $912 goal

This project expired on September 10, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Outta sight--Cool curtains!" Perfect! I sew so my students won't be distracted.

Aloha from na keiki o Hawai'i.

My preschool special education class provides early intervention services to qualifying special needs children. My class size ranges between 6-8 students, ages 3-5 years. My school is located in a predominantly rural, low-income neighborhood with a considerable portion of the children of Hawaiian and/or Pacific Island ancestry.

My Project

I'm one of those teachers who likes the classroom clean, engaging, and relevant. While I won't make it to the Project Runway sewing room, I can sew rectangles. I will use the fabric and thread to make curtains for my cubbies which I will rotate according to our units of study. The Velcro will be sewn to attach the curtains to the cubbies. In addition, while I was checking out the fabric store web site I came across the cutest kid chef hats. We have the aprons, and these chef hats will top off the dress-up look. However, it's not just the look, we really can and routinely do cook. (We made a scrambled eggs and waffles for our spring brunch.) My keiki will love wearing these hats.

"Out of sight, out of mind." --Perfect statement for preschool age children who are tempted and distracted by the sight of TOYS!

The curtains I make from this fabric and supplies will brighten my classroom, tie into our themes and keep the focus where it needs to be.

Mrs. Takahama
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 8 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Velcro Sew-On Tape 3/4" x 45' • JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores $47.99 1 $47.99
Novelty Cotton Fabric- Buggy • JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores $9.99 4 $39.96
Novelty Cotton Fabric-Packed Watermelon • JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores $8.99 4 $35.96
Novelty Cotton Fabric Cupcake Dot • JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores $7.99 2 $15.98
Novelty Cotton Fabric Alphabet Stripes • JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores $7.99 4 $31.96
Novelty Cotton Fabric-Primary Dinos On White • JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores $7.99 4 $31.96
Novelty Cotton Fabric Hand Prints • JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores $7.99 4 $31.96
Novelty Cotton Print Fabric Firefighter Dogs • JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores $7.99 4 $31.96
Harvest Farm Tossed Scarecrows Orange • Fabric.com $6.98 4 $27.92
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Stripe Picnic Treats White • Fabric.com $9.98 3 $29.94
Jo-Ann Stores Novelty Cotton Fabric Penguins • JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores $9.99 2 $19.98
Novelty Cotton Fabric- Owls Flying A Kite • JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores $9.99 2 $19.98
Novelty Quilt Fabric- Country Care • JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores $9.99 2 $19.98
Novelty Cotton Fabric Chief Panel • JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores $9.99 2 $19.98
Novelty Quilt Fabric- Farmland • JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores $9.99 2 $19.98
Novelty Cotton Fabric-Laughing Monkey Green • JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores $6.99 3 $20.97
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Numeric Green • Fabric.com $9.98 2 $19.96
Busy Kids Learning Kids' Chef Hat • JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores $1.99 8 $15.92
Nursery Fabric-Transportation Allover • JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores $7.99 2 $15.98
Nursery Fabric Lil' Ones By Dena Auto A/O • JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores $7.99 2 $15.98
Novelty Quilt Fabric-White Breakfast Time • JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores $7.99 2 $15.98
Jo-Ann Stores Novelty Cotton Fabric World Map Panel • JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores $7.99 1 $7.99
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Transformation Panel • Fabric.com $7.98 2 $15.96
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Panel Butterfly White/Multi • Fabric.com $7.98 2 $15.96
Novelty Cotton Fabric-First Day of School • JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores $5.00 3 $15.00
Harvest Time Panel • Fabric.com $9.20 1 $9.20
Novelty Quilt Fabric-Coastal Elements • JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores $9.99 1 $9.99
Novelty Cotton Fabric- Cupcakes Galore • JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores $9.99 1 $9.99
Novelty Cotton Fabric-Sharks On Blue • JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores $7.99 1 $7.99
Coats & Clark Dual Duty XP General Purpose Thread White 500 Yards • JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores $4.29 1 $4.29
Coats & Clark Dual Duty XP General Purpose Thread White 500 Yards • JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores $3.29 1 $3.29
Coats & Clark Dual Duty XP General Purpose Thread • JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores $3.29 1 $3.29
Coats & Clark Dual Duty XP General Purpose Thread White 500 Yards • JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores $3.29 1 $3.29
Coats & Clark General Purpose Cotton Thread-225yds • JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores $2.79 1 $2.79

Materials cost

$639.31

Vendor shipping charges

$66.40

State sales tax

$29.22

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.59

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$774.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$136.68

Total project goal

$911.20

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$911.20

7 Donors

-$801.20

Donations toward project cost

-$681.02

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$120.18

match offer

-$110.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$93.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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