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Mrs. Rumsey from Charlotte NC is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creative Kinders

My students need art supplies to foster their creativity and develop their fine motor skills!

  • $285 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My kindergarteners come from a low socioeconomic background. Even though this is on their back, they are the most loving and hard working 5 and 6 year olds. Being a teacher, I don’t have much to give financially, and I want my students to grow and thrive as much as they can. As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with several challenges, both in and out of the classroom.

These students come from tough situations and despite so many hardships, my students are eager to learn and do their best.

My Project

My students need art supplies to help them develop their fine motor skills and foster their creativity. Fine motor development is an important skill for Kindergarteners to acquire and fostering creativity is equally important. Every week my students use play doh to craft letters, numbers, shapes, and more. They use crayons and markers to create books and pictures to help them learn.

These activities help develop fine motor development without my students even realizing it.

They just know that they are playing and creating. They are fully engaged while having fun.

With public school funding declining every year, arts and crafts supplies are quickly diminishing in my classroom. Most of the arts and crafts I have in my classroom are supplies that I have purchased out of my pocket. Please consider donating to our classroom and investing in the lives of my sweet kindergarten students!

Mrs. Rumsey
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola Bulk Crayons, 24 Packs of 24 ct., Classpack • Amazon Business $30.64 2 $61.28
Crayola Ultra-Clean Washable Markers, Broad Line, Great for Kids, 12 Pack of 10 Count • Amazon Business $60.42 1 $60.42
Charles Leonard Pencil Boxes, Plastic Snap-Close Box, 2.5 x 5.25 x 8.25 Inches, Assorted Colors, 24-Pack (76305) • Amazon Business $51.40 1 $51.40
Pandapia Play Dough Tools Set with Molds Models 41 PCS • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 10-Pack Case of Colors (Amazon Exclusive), Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 2-Ounce Cans • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$194.08

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$15.14

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.91

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$242.13

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$42.73

Total project goal

$284.86

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$284.86

2 Donors

-$200.69

Donations toward project cost

-$178.09

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.60

match offer

-$75.34

Match offer toward project cost

-$64.04

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.30

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.83

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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