You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 

Ms. Baldridge from South Paris ME is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Creative Cutters

Help me give my students scissors to continue creating without red-rubbed hands by the end of their projects.

  • $176 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 40 fifth graders from rural Maine, all of whom desire for bigger and greater things for their lives when they get older. Many have experienced hurtful home lives, and school is an opportunity for meal security and physical safety.

Scissors give them the opportunity to reflect, expand, and create.

We partake in a lot of creative projects and lessons to really expand and process our knowledge. We currently have safety scissors that do not fit the students' hands and leave red marks from the rubbing. I would love to give them scissors that fit their hands and that they would like to use while they create.

My Project

We use and need a lot of basic school supplies in our classroom. Scissors, especially, are a major part of our maker education opportunities. As we learn information, question it, and discuss together, we eventually get to creating something to represent our learning. This is where students truly thrive.

They are innovative creators and love to explore and make.

As they create a representation of our learning, it is evident how much fun and focus they are experiencing. Scissors are a large part of making and creating. We currently only have access to scissors that are too small for my 5th graders' hands that they leave red marks due to the rubbing. I'm hoping new scissors will keep them creating and give them more time to focus on their project and not the rubbing.

Ms. Baldridge
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Baldridge is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Scissors, Niutop 8" Ultra Sharp Blades Scissors, Multipurpose Scissors, Soft Comfort-Grip Handles, Perfect for Office Home School Art Craft Sewing, Fabric, Cutting Paper, Hand Craft, Set of 4-Pack • Amazon Business $8.97 10 $89.70
LETION 66 A4 Paper Trimmer Titanium Scrapbooking with Automatic Security Safeguard for Standard Cutting of Paper, Photos or Labels, Black • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Glone A4 Paper Cutter 12 Inch Titanium Paper Trimmer Scrapbooking Tool with Automatic Security Safeguard for Craft Paper, Coupon, Label and Cardstock (Black) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99

Materials cost

$111.68

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$5.58

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.68

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$148.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.28

Total project goal

$175.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$175.22

3 Donors

-$112.61

Donations toward project cost

-$95.72

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.89

match offer

-$62.61

Match offer toward project cost

-$53.22

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.39

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"South Paris","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[6698660],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"ME","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":4621452,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/creative-cutters/4621452/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":39,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Baldridge","authorIds":{"6698660":{"owner":"Ms. Baldridge","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4621452],"proposalHash":"-1410464489","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-1_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21457158,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NzA2MjIyNA==","NTk2NDc3MA==","MjY4ODc3NA==","NTI2MTg3"],"teacherId":6698660,"schoolCounty":"Oxford","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"ME","name":"Maine"}}