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Ms. Melton from Chicago IL is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creativity Takes Courage -Henry Matisse

Help me give my students a creative and fun learning environment with art supplies, exercise balls, curtains, and other materials!

  • $579 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school demographic is roughly 99% African American, 0.5% Hispanic, and 0.5% White. Of our students, 96% are coming from low-income families with a 20.1% mobility rate.

Our school's mission is to produce lifelong learners!

We create these learners by building positive relationships with our students and modeling expectations of excellence in our classrooms that our students will seek to emulate. We value student voice and leadership, and we use ordinary moments within the school day to explicitly teach and cultivate leadership skills because we recognize that student ownership supports the overall goals of our school.

My Project

These materials mainly consist of supplies: scissors, markers, cardstock paper, glue sticks, Clorox wipes, hand sanitizer, and tissues. The art supplies will be for my students to use in math lessons, community building activities, and social and emotional learning.

My goal is for my students to create work they are proud of to display on the walls of the classroom.

Also included in this project are yoga balls for flexible seating. Table point winners will have the opportunity to use the yoga balls for seats the following week. This positive behavior incentive will bring joy and fun to our classroom!

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Ms. Melton
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Exercise Ball - Professional Grade Anti-Burst Yoga Fitness, Balance Ball for Pilates, Yoga, Stability Training and Physical Therapy (Silver, 55cm (No Pump)) • Amazon Business $15.63 6 $93.78
Moroccan Tile Curtains for Bedroom Grey on Flax Quatrefoil Printed Flax Linen Blend Textured Window Treatment Set for Living Room 72 inches Long, 1 Pair • Amazon Business $26.99 3 $80.97
Crayola Kid's Markers, Broad Line, Assorted Colors, 256/Carton (58-8201) • Quill.com $76.49 1 $76.49
Elmer's Glue Sticks, 0.24 Oz., 60/Pack (E503) • Quill.com $32.29 1 $32.29
GOODUSCN 6 Pack Tension Rods, Adjustable Spring Steel Cupboard Bars Rod Curtain Rods, Extendable Width 28" to 48" (Approx.) Black • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
Pacon Array Pastel/Bright Jumbo Pack Cardstock Paper, 65 lbs, 8.5" x 11" (US letter), Assorted Colors, 250/Pack (101195) • Quill.com $25.49 1 $25.49
Scotch 5-Inch Soft Touch Blunt Kid Scissors, 12 Count Teacher Pack, Blue (1442B-12) • Amazon Business $12.08 2 $24.16
PURELL Advanced Hand Sanitizer Refreshing Gel for Workplaces, Clean Scent, 2 Liter Pump Bottle (9625-04) • Quill.com $23.99 1 $23.99
BIC Wite-Out EZ Correct Correction Tape, 10/Pack (50790) • Quill.com $16.99 1 $16.99
Expo Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Point, Assorted, 12/Pack (80699) • Quill.com $13.99 1 $13.99
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, Fresh Scent and Citrus Blend, 75 Wipes/Canister, 3 Canisters/Value Pack (30208) • Quill.com $12.74 1 $12.74
Kleenex Boutique Facial Tissue, 2-Ply, 95 Sheets/Box, 6 Boxes/Pack • Quill.com $9.77 1 $9.77
Mr. Sketch Scented Water Based Markers, Chisel, Assorted Colors, 12/Pack (1905069) • Quill.com $8.92 1 $8.92
MyLifeUNIT Fineliner Color Pen Set, 0.4mm Colored Fine Liner Sketch Drawing Pen, Pack of 10 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95

Materials cost

$454.52

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.82

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$491.34

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$86.71

Total project goal

$578.05

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$578.05

5 Donors

-$404.81

Donations toward project cost

-$365.81

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.00

match offer

-$147.69

Match offer toward project cost

-$125.54

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.15

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$25.55

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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