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Ms. T. from Seattle WA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Empowering Student Artists One Stitch at a Time

Help me give my students the real life skill building opportunity to learn how to sew on a machine.

  • $590 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Every child has the right to an imagination. My visual arts students are creative, thoughtful, and full of wonder! They absolutely love hands-on, active, engaging projects and challenges that allow them to think as individuals. As they enter the art room and participate in our warm up meditation ritual, they are bravely ready to try new things and support each other in creative endeavors. Many of our students experience trauma, food, and shelter insecurities with a lack of resources to support their art making when they are out of the art room. They love creating and doing hands-on projects. While they are with me, I am dedicated to providing them with the best supplies and projects such as clay sculptures, painting, and printmaking. They are powerful and use visual arts to tell their narrative in their own words.

My Project

Empowerment and individualism are cornerstones to our arts programming. Working with textiles is very calming and satisfying for our students. Additionally, it is the perfect medium to share history from different traditions from around the world. Every year students learn how to sew, weave, and the process of using a pattern. This year I collaborated with a local sustainable clothing company to focus on the environmental impact of fast fashion and basic stitching techniques such as sewing buttons and appliqué.

For the upcoming school year, I would like to extend this work to include sewing machine basics to create a community work inspired by Gees Bend.

I would also like to include elders and the community member store to share their textile stories.

Ms. T.
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Janome Schoolmate Sewing Machine • Nasco $381.75 1 $381.75
Homz Countertop Ironing Board • Nasco $9.95 1 $9.95

Materials cost

$391.70

Vendor shipping charges

$39.17

State sales tax

$34.27

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.88

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$501.02

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.42

Total project goal

$589.44

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$589.44

2 Donors

-$589.44

Donations toward project cost

-$501.02

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$88.42

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$0.00

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