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Mr. Lloyd from Beaverton OR is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Encouraging Culture and Diversity Through Custom T-Shirt Design

Help me give my students Silk Screening equipment including a flash dryer, speedball inks, squeegees, and screen printing mesh in order to create custom t-shirts.

  • $595 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students love to create new things and work to solve problems. Additionally, they don't mind challenges and can even find hard work fun. Our students use the library to explore, create, research, and learn. We strive to prepare our kids for the future in ways that are relevant and engaging.

The kids at my school are comprised of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders from diverse backgrounds.

There is a fairly even balance of the "haves" and the "have-nots" in our school, but we have a strong sense of community among our kids.

My Project

This project aims to teach kids about their own culture and then promote their cultural differences by having them design a cultural coat of arms.

This unique logo will be used by them to create a custom t-shirt that they can wear with pride.

Students will use the silk screening inks and silk screen material to lay out their designs and then the flash dryer will be used to finalize the process.

As I encourage the kids to learn about their own cultures and promote them, we hope to be able to build a better understanding and acceptance of the large diversity represented in our middle school.

By tying our cultural diversity in with this hands-on learning experience, students will have the opportunity to make lasting and meaningful connections.

Mr. Lloyd
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 300 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Happybuy 18x18 Flash Dryer (16x16 Inch 1700w) • Amazon Business $149.99 1 $149.99
Soply White 3 Yards 50Inches(1.27m) Wide 120 Mesh(48T) Silk Screen Printing … • Amazon Business $10.99 4 $43.96
US Stock New Professional Grade 10"x 14" Child Silk Screen Printing Pallet T-Shirt Platen Without Bracket • Amazon Business $34.00 1 $34.00
Gildan Men's Crew T-Shirt Multipack, Black 6 Pack, Small • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
4 pcs Silk Screen Printing Squeegee Ink Scraper 6.3" / 9.4" / 13" / 18" Scratch Board 75 Durometer • Amazon Business $27.00 1 $27.00
Speedball 004603 Fabric Screen Printing Ink, 32 fl. oz, White • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Speedball Art Products Speedball Fabric Screen Printing Ink, Black (4600), 32 Fl. oz • Amazon Business $24.33 1 $24.33
Speedball Fabric Screenprinting Ink Starter Set • Amazon Business $23.58 1 $23.58
Speedball Fabric Screenprinting Ink Starter Set • Amazon Business $23.58 1 $23.58
WEN 61702 Pneumatic 20-Gauge Stapler • Amazon Business $19.42 1 $19.42
Fruit of the Loom Men's Crew Neck T-Shirt Multipack, Assorted (5 Pack), Small • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Etekcity Lasergrip 774 Non-contact Digital Laser Infrared Thermometer Temperature Gun -58℉~ 716℉ (-50℃ ~ 380℃), Yellow and Black • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Gildan Men's Crew T-Shirt 5 Pack, Assortment, Small • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Gildan Men's Crew T-Shirt 6 Pack, White, Small • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
Arrow Fastener 504 Genuine T50 1/4-Inch Staples, 1,250-Pack • Amazon Business $5.22 1 $5.22

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