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Ms. Peña from New York NY is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Creativity Through Sewing Club!

Help me give my students two sewing machines, sewing supplies, a safe place to be after school, and skills to last a lifetime!

  • $774 goal

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My Students

What if you grew up behind a digital screen? What if you never had a chance to make anything with your hands? Something to make you proud and show off to your friends.

My students are hard-working and generous middle- and high-schoolers.

We make each other laugh every day! They are always eager to help me and to help each other. From the straight-A kid who doesn't need to study, to the struggling student who doesn't always make it to class because he has to work, they always work together to get the most out of our time. My students live in Washington Heights, a low-income, Spanish-speaking neighborhood of New York City. Many have grown up in single-parent homes, and are either first- or second-generations immigrants. Sewing club will give them a safe place to be after school, and provide new ways for them to practice their social skills. They'll experience the joy that comes with finishing something that you made yourself. Sewing also uses a LOT of math--I look forward to them finally understanding fractions!

My Project

So many students spend a lot of time behind screens--so few have the opportunity to make something!

These sewing machines, zippers, thread, needles and fabric will help me start a sewing club for my students and give them a way to work with their hands.

I have a passion for sewing and quilting. I've shared my work and my own machine with my students, and they've grown to love it, too! Now, since I can only bring one machine to school, the students want to have their own machines to make their own projects!

Each student has their own project they want to work on, from small pillows to ambitious prom dresses!

Ms. Peña
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 20 students.

16 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

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SINGER 4423 23 Built-in Stitches-12 Decorative Stitches, 60% Stronger Motor & Automatic Needle Threader, Perfect Types o Heavy Duty Sewing Machine, White • Amazon Business $139.35 2 $278.70
Fairfield PF12A Poly-Fil Premium Polyester Fiber, White, 1 Bag, 12-Ounce • Amazon Business $12.08 3 $36.24
Connecting Threads Color Wheel Premium Precut Fabric Bundle (Ocean Depths Fat Quarters) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Connecting Threads Stashbuilder Precut Quilting Fabric Fat Quarter Bundle (Blue & Orange) • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
Connecting Threads 100% Cotton Thread Sets - 1200 Yard Spools (Color Wheel - Set of 10) • Amazon Business $27.90 1 $27.90
Connecting Threads 100% Cotton Thread Sets - 1200 Yard Spools (Monochrome - Set of 10) • Amazon Business $25.11 1 $25.11
Connecting Threads Stashbuilder Precut Quilting Fabric Fat Quarter Bundle (Pottery) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
50 Schmetz Universal Sewing Machine Needles -  size 80/12 - Box of 10 cards • Amazon Business $24.70 1 $24.70
50 Schmetz Universal Sewing Machine Needles - size 90/14 - Box of 10 cards • Amazon Business $24.70 1 $24.70
ARTEZA Quilting Ruler, Laser Cut Acrylic Quilters' Ruler with Patented Double Colored Grid Lines for Easy Precision Cutting, 6" Wide x 12" Long for Quilting, Sewing & Crafts, Black & Lime Green • Amazon Business $10.27 2 $20.54
Fiskars 12-87577097J Acrylic Ruler, 6x24 Inch • Amazon Business $10.08 2 $20.16
Masterclass Premium Polyester Felt Fabric Sheet Set 12 Inch By 12 Inch, 1mm Thick, 43 Individual Color Sheets, Non-Woven • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Meillia 60PCS 9 Inch, 14 Inch and 18 Inch Mixed Zippers Bulk Nylon Coil Zippers for Sewing Crafts, 20 Colors (Assorted Sizes) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Meillia 60PCS 8 Inch, 16 Inch and 20 Inch Mixed Zippers Bulk Nylon Coil Zippers for Sewing Crafts, 20 Colors (Assorted Sizes) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Pack of 5 Sewing Mark Chalk Pencil Tailor's Marking and Tracing Tools • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
700 PCS Assorted Mixed Color Resin Buttons 2 and 4 Holes Round Craft for Sewing DIY Crafts Children's Manual Button Painting,DIY Handmade Ornament • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Mudder 30-Count Assorted Hand Needles, 3 Pack • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
Ultima 9 Piece Colorful Seam Ripper Assortment - 8 Stitch Rippers (4 Large & 4 Small) & One 5.5" Razor Sharp Surgical Steel Seam Slicer - Perfect for Removing Unwanted Hems and Seams • Amazon Business $5.77 1 $5.77

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