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  • $913 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Mackin
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 10 donors
  • $0 still needed

Craft Club: Round Two!

My students need a variety of craft supplies including, but not limited to, decorative paper, ceramic tiles, canvases, ribbons, crayons, shirts, glue, and magnets.

My Students

Colleges these days are looking for students who are well-rounded. My students have limited access to diverse opportunities that enrich and broaden their lives.

I work at a middle school school in a low-income neighborhood where many cultures and languages intersect.

As I walk into the lunch room, I hear students chatting in Uzbek, Spanish, or Arabic. I see students of different skin colors linked arm in arm. It's a beautiful display of unity within diversity that is not frequently found in schools across the country. The school is relatively small and located in a bustling metropolis. Many of my students, though, don't seem to have ventured far beyond the boundaries of their neighborhood. Most students come from families with limited finances and hard-working, overburdened parents.

My Project

Our craft club has great ambitions. We don't simply create cute little projects from glitter and glue that remain stuck to the refrigerator only to collect dust. Instead, we hope to seek out ways to utilize previously discarded materials to create new items of beauty and use, fighting against a society that is surrounded by superfluous waste with melted crayon art and braided cloth jewelry. We will dabble with business strategies to offer trendy products that attract a broad clientele, funding our future projects. For example, we will create a range of products to be sold at a holiday craft fair for the school community. It is my hope that these crafting ambitions are a starting point for my students to see how they can contribute to the wider world.

Beyond these aspirations, we do simply enjoy being and creating together.

While we craft, conversation flows. At the middle school age, having a trusted space to take risks, challenge yourself, and engage with others is central to meaningful development and maturity. These students have started out life with so many factors against them, so to have this opportunity to express themselves and take pride in their handiwork fosters the confidence needed to face the challenges of life head on.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tulip One-Step Super Big Tie Dye Kit, 12 Colors • Amazon $36.99 2 $73.98
Gildan Women's Comfort Feminine Jeresy T-Shirt, White, Small. 2000L • Amazon $2.89 20 $57.80
Amazon.com Black Gift Card Box - $50, Classic Black Card • Amazon $50.00 1 $50.00
Darice(R) Glass Seed Beads - 100gr/Rainbow • Amazon $5.99 8 $47.92
Flat Washer, USS, Zinc, Fits 3/8 In, Pk 100 • Grainger $9.83 4 $39.32
DB STUDIO TRADITINAL/9X12 3/4IN BKSTPLD • Blick Art Materials $1.95 20 $39.00
CRAYOLA REG CRAYON/64SET HINGED TOP • Blick Art Materials $4.11 8 $32.88
ECR4Kids Assorted Colored Craft Tape, 1" x 60-Yard, Assorted, 10 Rolls Per Pack • Amazon $31.78 1 $31.78
CERAMICBISQUE TILES/4-1/4 X 4-1/4 TILE • Blick Art Materials $0.45 70 $31.50
Martha Stewart Crafts Heat Tool • Amazon $21.45 1 $21.45
Reynolds Cut-Rite Wax Paper - 5 Roll Pack (5 Rolls x 60 Sq Ft) • Amazon $17.49 1 $17.49
HipGirl Boutique 25 x 5yd 7/8" Solid Grosgrain Ribbon--Combo • Amazon $17.49 1 $17.49
Tripp Lite TLP606 Surge Protector Strip 120V 6 Outlet 6ft Cord 790 Joule • Amazon $8.49 2 $16.98
Scott Extra Soft Bath Tissue Rolls, 36 Count • Amazon $16.47 1 $16.47
Glass Indian Seed Beads, 1-Lb. (Bag of 5500) • Amazon $15.04 1 $15.04
MAGNETS/.5IN DIAM BUTTON 50PK • Blick Art Materials $4.69 3 $14.07
DECORATIVE PAPER/ASSORTED 1LB • Blick Art Materials $13.59 1 $13.59
Echo Park Paper Here and Now Collection Scrapbooking Kit • Amazon $13.41 1 $13.41
Echo Park Paper For the Record 2 Documented Collection Scrapbooking Kit • Amazon $12.30 1 $12.30
WeGlow International Glass Luster Gems 12 oz - Clear (2 packs) • Amazon $11.99 1 $11.99
Quill Brand Paper Clips 1000 Count, 1 Pack 10 Boxes, Regular Smooth, 1-1/4" • Quill.com $5.49 2 $10.98
Marathon Safety Pins - #1 - 1440 Per Box 1 1/16" • Amazon $10.39 1 $10.39
Adhesive Felt Pad • Amazon $9.99 1 $9.99
40 Barrel Clasps Bracelet Necklace Chain Screw Parts • Amazon $9.70 1 $9.70
White Elastic Cord 100yd - Medium • Amazon $9.47 1 $9.47
Item Shipping/Handling Charges • Blick Art Materials $8.95 1 $8.95
Item Shipping/Handling Charges • Blick Art Materials $8.95 1 $8.95
Item Shipping/Handling Charges • Blick Art Materials $8.95 1 $8.95
Neenah Astrobrights Writing Paper, 8.5 X 11 Inches, Assorted, 200 Count (20008) • Amazon $8.79 1 $8.79
WHITE T SHIRTS/WHT MEDIUM • Blick Art Materials $4.24 2 $8.48
Darice Glass "E" Beads, Multi Silver Lined, 1 Pound Pkg • Amazon $7.90 1 $7.90
E6000 Adhesive 10 pack • Amazon $7.76 1 $7.76
Satin Rattail Cord 2mm Easter Pastel Mix 4 Color 6 Yd Ea - Yellow, Peach, Lavender, Aqua • Amazon $7.55 1 $7.55
300 Jump Rings, Imitation Nickel-plated Steal Tone Brass, 9mm Round, Approximately 18 Gauge Open Jewelry Connectors Chain Links Sold Per Pkg of 300 • Amazon $6.99 1 $6.99
Satin Rattail Cord 2mm Purple Mix 4 Color 6 Yd Ea - Purple, Periwinkle, Grey, Lavender • Amazon $5.67 1 $5.67
Satin Rattail Cord 2mm Neon Mix 4 Color 3 Yd Ea - Black, Dk Turquoise, Lime Green, Hot Pink • Amazon $5.59 1 $5.59
Singer Assorted Hand Needles , 45-Count • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
KRYLON COATINGS/!H SEALER 6OZ • Blick Art Materials $5.29 1 $5.29
GLUE STICKS MINI/4IN REG 100/PKG • Blick Art Materials $5.16 1 $5.16
World Pride 24 Assorted Spools Polyester Sewing Thread Full Size, 200 Yds Per Unit • Amazon $4.20 1 $4.20

Materials cost

$730.61

Vendor shipping charges

$3.93

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.96

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$775.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$136.85

Total project goal

$912.35

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$912.35

9 Donors

-$456.16

Donations toward project cost

-$387.74

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$68.42

match offer

-$456.19

Match offer toward project cost

-$387.76

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$68.43

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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10 donors10 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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