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  • $216 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Dorn
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Don't Skimp on Gimp!

My students need a variety of styles and colors of plastic lacing (gimp) and 3 packs of EZ Gimpers to learn the starting stitch.

My Students

It says in the Talmud "Every blade of grass has its own angel that bends over it and whispers 'Grow, grow'."

I am a veteran art teacher completing my first year in a new school in the Brownsville community of Brooklyn.

Brownsville is one of New York's poorest neighborhoods, and my students are returning from a summer of gun violence that has affected many of them directly. As I get to know my students, I am learning that many of them face challenges in their lives that I, as an adult, would not be able to navigate. For them school is a safe haven and we work hard to provide them with the tools and inspiration that they need to accomplish their goals.

My Project

Our top floor school has no air conditioning and my colleagues have warned me that June will be brutally hot. I have found that the success of my instruction is tied to knowing my scholars. I have learned that step-by-step activities in which they create a product holds their attention and gives them a sense of accomplishment. In the month of June, I would like to introduce lanyard weaving using plastic lacing. Scholars will master the stitches necessary to create a variety of projects. This activity can be accomplished outdoors on the beautiful hot days before summer break. I picture my scholars relaxing in the shade as we learn weaving and pattern making skills and keep our hands productively occupied.

It is my hope that the lanyard project will be a fun culminating event as I wrap up the curriculum and clean and inventory the art room.

This year we are facing a $60,000 budget short fall due to a reduction in our special education population. My art budget has been frozen for the remainder of the year. We can only realize this project with outside help. Please consider helping us beat the heat and end the year productively engaged.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
REXLACE/GOLD SPARKLE 100YD • Blick Art Materials $1.90 2 $3.80
REXLACE/BABY BLUE 100YD • Blick Art Materials $1.90 2 $3.80
REXLACE/NEON BLUE 100YD • Blick Art Materials $1.90 2 $3.80
REXLACE/NEON PRPL 100YD • Blick Art Materials $1.90 4 $7.60
REXLACE/SLVR SPRKL 100YD • Blick Art Materials $1.90 2 $3.80
REXLACE DUO/BLK/WHT • Blick Art Materials $2.07 2 $4.14
REXLACE DUO/NEON MAGENTA/PINK • Blick Art Materials $2.07 2 $4.14
REXLACE DUO/NEON MAGENTA/PURPLE • Blick Art Materials $2.07 5 $10.35
REXLACE DUO/NEON YLW/NEON ORG • Blick Art Materials $2.07 2 $4.14
REXLACE BRITELACE/BLU HOLO 50YD • Blick Art Materials $2.24 2 $4.48
REXLACE BRITELACE/GOLD HOLO 50YD • Blick Art Materials $2.24 2 $4.48
REXLACE BRITELACE/GOLD METAL 50YD • Blick Art Materials $2.24 4 $8.96
REXLACE BRITELACE/GRN HOLO 50YD • Blick Art Materials $2.24 2 $4.48
REXLACE BRITELACE/PRPL HOLO 50YD • Blick Art Materials $2.24 2 $4.48
REXLACE BRITELACE/RED HOLO 50YD • Blick Art Materials $2.24 2 $4.48
REXLACE BRITELACE/SLVR HOLO 50YD • Blick Art Materials $2.24 2 $4.48
REXLACE BRITELACE/SLVR METAL 50YD • Blick Art Materials $2.24 4 $8.96
REXLACE BRITELACE/SMOKE HOLO 50YD • Blick Art Materials $2.24 2 $4.48
EZ GIMPER/25/PK • Blick Art Materials $18.74 3 $56.22

Materials cost

$151.07

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.27

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$183.34

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$32.35

Total project goal

$215.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$215.69

3 Donors

-$215.69

Donations toward project cost

-$183.34

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.35

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 250 students.

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