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Ms. Polzella from Hartford CT is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

DIY-Do It Yourself Club

My students need Sewing machines, and sewing kits which include, scissors, pins, pin cushion, seam ripper, sewing needles, and thread. My students also need beads, string, paint trays, brushes, paint and canvas.

  • $526 goal

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My Students

My students are from a 100% poverty neighborhood, many of them immigrants from Hispanic countries and Puerto Rico. Our school is a small neighborhood school, trying to help our students and their families to learn and become more successful. Being a small school in a big city can be very difficult at times. Many students do not have supplies for school, and teachers/school need to provide them on a daily basis.

Our school has a very high percentage of students that are below grade level in Math and also reading.

It is important to be able to teach them lessons and skills needed to be successful in the real world and life.

My Project

These materials will be used in an enrichment club that our school offers during the school day, several times a month. My students will get a chance to learn a very important skill that they should know, which is sewing. Students will get a chance to learn how to use a sewing machine and also sew by hand.

These materials will make a difference in my students' lives because they will get a chance to experience something that they do not get to do in the everyday classroom.

They will get a chance to let their creativity free.

Along with the sewing skills, students will use paint supplies and jewelry supplies to get a chance to learn how to create things on their own.

Ms. Polzella
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
SINGER 1234 Portable Sewing Machine with Free Online Owner's Class and Tote Bag Project, With 6 Built-In Stitches - Fully Automatic 4-step Buttonhole, White/Teal • Amazon Business $68.00 3 $204.00
US Art Supply 8 X 10 inch Professional Artist Quality Acid Free Canvas Panel Boards for Painting 4 - 12-Packs (1 Full Case of 48 Single Canvas Board Panels) • Amazon Business $29.96 1 $29.96
ArtBin 12-Inch Quick View Deep Base Carrying Case, Translucent Clear • Amazon Business $9.56 3 $28.68
Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint Set, 18 Piece (2-Ounce), PROMOABI Best Selling Colors I • Amazon Business $18.07 1 $18.07
Dritz Long Pearlized Pins - 1-1/2" - 120 Ct. • Amazon Business $5.79 3 $17.37
Superior Threads Sew Complete 50 Weight Polyester Thread - 10 Pack 300 Yard Spools (Natural White) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Artlicious - 40 Paint Brush Super Pack - Great with Acrylic, Oil, Watercolor, Gouache • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
Loew Cornell 842 25-Piece Foam Brush Set, 1-Inch • Amazon Business $6.96 2 $13.92
AmazonBasics Multipurpose Scissors - 3-Pack • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Efivs Arts 2500pcs Multicolor 4mm Loose Beads Porcelain Beads for DIY Bracelets,Necklaces, Key Chains and Kid Jewelry Bead Box Kit J002 • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Artlicious - Rectangular Paint Tray Palettes Cups - Best for Acrylic, Oil, Watercolor Paints & Paint Brushes (12 Pack) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Dritz Tomato Pin Cushion • Amazon Business $3.10 3 $9.30
Bingcute DIY 4mm 1000Pcs Faceted Bicone Crystal Glass Beads #5302 with Container Box Beads For Making Jewelry • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Paxcoo 1.2mm Elastic Stretch String Cord for Jewelry Making Bracelet Beading Thread • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Mudder 30-Count Assorted Hand Sewing Needles Set, 3 Pack • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
Blulu 16 Pieces Seam Ripper Stitch Thread Unpicker with Plastic Handle and Cover for Sewing and Crafting, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49

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