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  • $997 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Bramlett
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Creative Cards: Combining Economics and Creative Writing

My students need a substantial printer, paper cutter, and blank cards to make greeting cards for their business.

My Students

My creative writing students would like to use their passion for words to create a greeting card business that would both utilize their writing skills and strengthen their economic skills. The money would be used to support the class.

We started our creative writing class with very little.

It was an idea I had after experiencing several wonderful creative writing classes in college (both fiction and nonfiction writing). Ever since, I have wanted to facilitate a class like that myself. Together with my students, we have created a place that not only teaches students about writing practices, but also future careers that use strong language skills. Also, I have always tried to teach my creative writing course in a way that makes students understand that writing is an important element of many fields, especially business and economics.

My Project

I have been looking for a project that would blend writing with economics and business so that students would get a taste of very technical writing, marketing and advertising, and business plan writing. My dream would be to create a greeting card business within the creative writing classroom that would teach students how to use their skills as writers to create a business plan, use promotional skills to sell the cards, keep up with the inventory, and use the profit to put back into the business as well as by other much needed resources in the classroom. To a really good job with our business, we need a nice printer, paper cutter, professional grade markers and blank paper. The ideas these students will come up with will be endless! The classroom business of greeting card production and distribution would make students copy editors, finance managers, graphic designers, distributors, advertising managers, and various other financial and creative positions.

This project will make a difference because students will feel they have created something that is being used and appreciated by many.

It will show them that careers in writing are profitable and reachable when they leave school. A classroom business will also help students to learn the importance of supply and demand; marketing and public relations; and invention and product creation.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HP - Photosmart 7520 Wireless e-All-In-One Printer • Best Buy for Business $199.99 1 $199.99
FISKAR BYPASS TRIMMR/15IN BAMBOO TITNM • Blick Art Materials $84.99 1 $84.99
STRATHMRE BLANK CARD/IVORY W/DECKLE 100PK • Blick Art Materials $23.79 3 $71.37
HP - 564 Inkjet Cartridge Combo Pack - Cyan/Magenta/Yellow • Best Buy for Business $29.09 2 $58.18
DIGITAL PHOTO CARD/5INX7IN WC 90LB • Blick Art Materials $5.13 10 $51.30
HP - 564XL Ink Cartridge - Black • Best Buy for Business $23.99 2 $47.98
LE PLUME II MARKERS/GENERAL SET24 • Blick Art Materials $46.53 1 $46.53
MARSHALLS PHOTO OIL/LANDSCP PENCIL SET • Blick Art Materials $12.63 3 $37.89
STRATHMRE BLANK CARD/PHOTO MOUNT WHT 50PK • Blick Art Materials $16.99 2 $33.98
STRATHMRE BLANK CARD/PHOTO FRAME WHT 40PK • Blick Art Materials $15.10 2 $30.20
CELLO SHEETS/8.5INX11IN 192SHT PK • Blick Art Materials $16.70 1 $16.70
THE DESIGN LIBRARY/FLOWERS • Blick Art Materials $9.90 1 $9.90
THE DESIGN LIBRARY/ART DECO • Blick Art Materials $9.90 1 $9.90
THE DESIGN LIBRARY/CELTIC • Blick Art Materials $9.90 1 $9.90
THE DESIGN LIBRARY/ART NOUVEA • Blick Art Materials $9.90 1 $9.90
ART ST MARBLE CONSTR/12X18 ASSRT 50SHT • Blick Art Materials $3.26 2 $6.52
THAI MANGO PAPER/OLIVE 25INX37IN • Blick Art Materials $2.67 1 $2.67
THAI MANGO PAPER/BRT YLW 25INX37IN • Blick Art Materials $2.67 1 $2.67
THAI MANGO PAPER/MUSTARD 25INX37IN • Blick Art Materials $2.67 1 $2.67

Materials cost

$733.24

Vendor shipping charges

$12.00

State sales tax

$60.49

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$846.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$149.42

Total project goal

$996.15

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$996.15

1 Donor

-$498.07

Donations toward project cost

-$423.36

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$74.71

match offer

-$498.08

Match offer toward project cost

-$423.37

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$74.71

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Walton Family Foundation and one other donor.

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