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Mrs. O'Brien from Lebanon IN is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Cuddling Up for the Community

Help me give my students supplies for the blankets that they make for the local distribution to those in need. Cooler weather is coming and we are learning about service by helping others and by learning new skills.

  • $311 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My high school special needs students need experiences where they can give back. Sometimes, the difficulties they experience in learning can drag them down. Helping others helps them realize their worth, and makes them realize that they are important.

A dual purpose of the resource study hall lab is to have community service project available for students to work on after they finish assignments.

In resource, students are able to get assistance by having tests read, or by having a teacher available to help with assignments. Student-made blankets are distributed to a local center where they are given to families in need.

My Project

Many students enjoy helping others and are definitely achieving satisfaction as they spend just a few minutes here and there during their study halls creating good.

They learn how their time can be well spent learning a new skill that is practical for their out of school lives.

Another benefit is to the community members who receive creations made by students in their neighborhoods. There is a wonderful feeling of pride that comes from having a part in creating something useful for someone else.

Our students have made approximately 50 blankets already, and we're close to being out of supplies.

Mrs. O'Brien
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Newcastle Fabrics Polar Fleece Print Fun Dot Navy Fabric By The Yard • Amazon Business $7.07 6 $42.42
Newcastle Fabrics Polar Fleece Print Fun Dot Navy Fabric By The Yard • Amazon Business $7.07 6 $42.42
Newcastle Fabrics Polar Fleece Solid Turquoise Fabric By The Yard • Amazon Business $5.95 6 $35.70
Textile Creations Double Brushed Solid Fleece Fabric, Red, Fabric By The Yard • Amazon Business $5.73 6 $34.38
Newcastle Fabrics Polar Fleece Solid Sky Blue Fabric By The Yard • Amazon Business $5.18 6 $31.08
David Textiles Prints Oh My Pug-Ness Fleece, Red • Amazon Business $4.84 6 $29.04

Materials cost

$215.04

Vendor shipping charges

$15.88

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.23

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$264.15

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$46.61

Total project goal

$310.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$310.76

5 Donors

-$229.59

Donations toward project cost

-$213.15

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.44

match offer

-$60.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$51.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$21.17

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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