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Ms. Barrett from Berthoud CO is requesting supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Don't Just Make: Make for Good!

My students need some starter materials and tools in order to participate in acts of compassionate making in the library.

  • $719 goal

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My Students

Our students are a bright group with diverse interests! As the library, we are at the heart of the school and there's not a single student that doesn't pass through our world at least a few times a month. We are a STEM school, and we also offer an Agricultural Education program as well as many AP and dual credit college courses.

Our school is in a relatively rural town, and we are the only high school in the area.

This allows a community feeling to remain a top priority of our staff. It is this community spirit that sets us apart from many schools around us, and it's something we're very proud of.

My Project

The materials requested for this project will allow our library to start a compassionate maker space.

Students will learn skills like sewing, knitting, and crocheting as well as use their free time at school to create items that will be donated to organizations who support a variety of groups.

The groups students will have the opportunity to make things for include abandoned pets (toys made from cloth and tennis balls), homeless people (clean and comfortable sleeping mats crocheted from plastic yarn), children in Africa who need clothes and shoes (pants, dresses, and shoes sewn from a variety of fabrics and patterns), those battling physical and mental illnesses (postcards of encouragement, soft hats for cancer patients and lap blankets), and those grieving the loss of a loved one (memorial items and teddy bears).

These supplies would allow students to immerse themselves in small acts of good on a daily basis, which is something we hope they will carry with them beyond their time here.

Ms. Barrett
Grades 9-12

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Brother LS2125i Easy-to-Use, Everyday Sewing Machine with 10 stitches including Blind Hem and Zigzag, and 4-Step Auto Buttonhole • Amazon Business $78.39 2 $156.78
SINGER 4411 Heavy Duty Extra-High Sewing Speed Sewing Machine with Metal Frame and Stainless Steel Bedplate • Amazon Business $109.00 1 $109.00
Warm & Natural Cotton Batting-Crib Size 45"X60" • Amazon Business $8.78 5 $43.90
Readaeer Knitting Knitter Looms Ring Board Set Craft Kit Sock Scarf Hat Hook Maker Tool - Round • Amazon Business $11.51 3 $34.53
Cover-It Heavy Weight Blank Postcards, 4 x 6 Inches, White, Pack of 50 • Amazon Business $16.73 2 $33.46
Tourna Mesh Carry Bag of 18 Tennis Balls • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
Singer 8-1/2-Inch Fabric Scissors with Comfort Grip • Amazon Business $4.92 6 $29.52
Michley Lil' Sew and Sew 100-Piece Sewing Kit • Amazon Business $8.86 3 $26.58
Susan Bates 6-Inch Luxite Plastic Crochet Hook, 11.5mm • Amazon Business $5.59 4 $22.36
Euro-Notions Universal Machine Needles, 10-Pack (2 pack) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Sharpie Fine Point Permanent Marker, Black (Canister with 36 Pens) • Amazon Business $14.90 1 $14.90
EK Tools 2.25-Inch Paper Punch, Large, Circle, New Package • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
School Smart 003466 Nickel Plated Steel Safety Pin, 1-1/2" L (Pack of 144) • Amazon Business $6.51 1 $6.51

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