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Ms. Watkins from Charlotte NC is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Completely Hand-Painted Dining

Help me give my students unfinished wood chairs and a dining table to create a setting of completely hand-painted furniture for our Art Show,

  • $311 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a visual arts teacher at a wonderful school that is a kindergarten through second-grade school for the second year. My students are sweet, curious and challenging at times, but there's no place I'd rather be than with my art classes.

My students love to "give back," and we do many community and global projects throughout the year to teach acceptance and kindness, such as blankets for animals at the Humane Society, The Memory Project, and participating in Peace Day.

We have several ideas this year to spread some love.

I have taught art classes for 17 years; ten years at this school. I love every minute of it. Our staff is nurturing, highly qualified, and we care deeply about our students.

My Project

My second graders are truly amazing! Each year we have a huge Art Show and do collaborative projects for each grade level.

This year, my students want to create a dining setting with all items, including food, hand made.

They are requesting two unfinished, wood chairs and a table which they will prime and paint. They will add place settings and a "meal" using clay, plaster and molds.

Recycling, making functional pieces out of "trash" teaches reusing items by painting and adding design, a great skill for students to have for college and beyond.

We will get started on this right away since we will need several months to complete. We have the paint and we have the supplies for the food.

Please help us receive these three items which will make a totally. awesome display! Thank you.

Ms. Watkins
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Signature Design by Ashley D318-15 Slannery Dining Room Table, White • Amazon Business $110.85 1 $110.85
International Concepts C-2P Pair of Madrid Chairs Unfinished • Amazon Business $103.55 1 $103.55

Materials cost

$214.40

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$16.72

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.22

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$264.34

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$46.65

Total project goal

$310.99

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$310.99

3 Donors

-$268.48

Donations toward project cost

-$264.34

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$4.14

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$42.51

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$0.00

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