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Ms. Kline from Lakewood CO is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Coloring Creates Cheerful Children

Help me give my students Crayola coloring books to calm and focus during this very stressful time.

  • $553 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are at home living in one of our states major hot spots of Coronavirus. They are bored. They are scared. They need support.

They are so lonely and need to find things to do to stay active to make it through.

We did a video activity on a day in my life during the virus and it broke my heart. Many kids are home alone taking care of younger siblings while trying to get their work done. They are sharing one computer for the whole family. The feeling of frustration and loss are overwhelming. I'd like to help brighten up their day.

My Project

I talk with my students daily and the message is always the same: they are bored and they are stressed. They need to find healthy ways to manage these emotions. I've recommended coloring and dancing to help them. They really love the dancing but many do not have access to coloring supplies.

Coloring calms the mind and helps create greatly needed peace during this stressful time.

Please help us get the supplies my kids need to achieve this peace. Once I receive the books, I will travel around and drop them off outside my kids' homes.

Ms. Kline
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
S&S Stained Glass Coloring Book, Assorted • Staples Advantage $63.99 3 $191.97
Crayola Colored Pencils, Assorted Colors, 12/Box (68-4012) • Staples Advantage $2.13 40 $85.20
Melissa & Doug Make-a-Face Sticker Pad - Crazy Characters, 20 Faces, 5 Sticker Sheets • Amazon Business $7.99 10 $79.90
Crayola Optical Illusions Coloring Book Optical Illusions • Amazon Business $6.99 5 $34.95
SunWorks Construction Paper, White, 9" x 12", 50 Sheets • Amazon Business $1.55 10 $15.50

Materials cost

$407.52

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$26.08

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.11

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$469.71

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$82.89

Total project goal

$552.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$552.60

2 Donors

-$552.60

Donations toward project cost

-$469.71

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$82.89

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$0.00

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