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Mrs. Hohulin from Houston TX is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Curtains to Create a Stage!

My students need curtains and curtain hooks to transform a classroom into a performance space worthy of their efforts.

  • $994 goal

This project expired on July 13, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are building a Theatre program at our school from the ground up. We are starting with no set, no costumes, no props, and no designated performance space. What we do have is a lot of heart. These curtains will transform our classroom into a performance space worthy of their talent and hard work.

Our students come from low-income neighborhoods where they are often the first generation in their family with plans to attend college.

We are a college preparatory school that makes the promise that every student we graduate will be accepted into a four year college. Because students are coming in with educational deficiencies that means a high level of academic rigor. Our school day is extended, and students take extremely challenging classes to prepare them for college. They work hard, because they know what is at stake. Theater is an escape for them. It allows them to express themselves artistically and it gives them an outlet for their creativity.

My Project

Our school doesn't have an auditorium or designated stage space. We also do not own the building we are in, so we are unable to make structural changes, or even paint the walls. These curtains can be hung in the classroom without damaging the walls or ceilings, and provide a real performance space complete with wings, and a main drape. The show we are performing in May is our first production requiring set pieces and scene changes. We need the wings to store set pieces offstage when they are not in use, and a place to hide actors offstage when they are not performing.

Each time we invest into making our program and facilities more professional, the students become more invested in the work they are doing.

They can see that it is valued, so they value it as well. My students have already gotten a taste of the pride that comes from the roaring applause of an audience after a job well done. This program will grow and continue to teach students the value of expressing themselves and finding confidence, and your contribution will be an ever appreciated part of it.

Mrs. Hohulin
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Black Solid Grommet Top Thermal Insulated Blackout Curtains 104"W X 108"L Pair - GT • Amazon $55.99 6 $335.94
Cardinal Red Solid Back Tab Thermal Insulated Blackout Curtain 104"W X 108"L Pair (Each Panel 52"W x108"L) • Amazon $55.99 3 $167.97
Black Solid Grommet Top Thermal Insulated Blackout Curtains 104"W X 108"L Pair - GT • Amazon $55.99 2 $111.98
Stanley Hardware V2669 2-Inch Suspended Ceiling Hook, White • Amazon $4.75 20 $95.00
Stanley Hardware V2669 2-Inch Suspended Ceiling Hook, White • Amazon $4.81 15 $72.15
Stanley Hardware V2669 2-Inch Suspended Ceiling Hook, White • Amazon $4.80 4 $19.20

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