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Ms. Redmond from Chicago IL is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Escaping the Dark and Entering the World of Color!

My students need a healthy dose of art in their life. They all begin school with one box of crayons that is expected to last all year long. We need paint, markers, glitter, glue.

  • $548 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a large inner city school in the heart of one of Chicago's worst neighborhoods. We are located directly in the center of the violence that you are hearing about on the news. Once our students enter into the building they leave behind the gangs, the violence, the poverty, the drugs, the abuse and they become children again.

They become vulnerable, trusting, malleable, just what kids should be.

They dream big and still believe all things are possible, that they can slay dragons with a paper sword.

My Project

We have no art program in our school, the budget just does not allow it. This school year I am determined to bring art into the life of our students, and with your help we will be able to help them see that the world is not just a box of crayons but an explosion of color!

We have converted an old music room into an art studio, and what a surprise it was to find a box of white music shirts!

We have enough shirts for all 123 students to create their own unique painting smock with the fabric paint and brushes we are asking for.

With your help these students may just slay that dragon after all.

Ms. Redmond
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
64931-1001-Jacquard Magic Touch Silk Painting Class Pack - Silk Painting Class Pack • Blick Art Materials $62.32 1 $62.32
01237-1309-Setacolor, Fabric Paint - Atelier Workbox Set • Blick Art Materials $61.25 1 $61.25
01237-1109-Setacolor, Fabric Paint - Transparent, Set of 10 • Blick Art Materials $30.53 2 $61.06
01237-0109-Setacolor, Fabric Paint - Opaque, Set of 10 • Blick Art Materials $30.53 2 $61.06
05170-0729-Blick Economy White Bristle Brush Class Pack - Bright, Classpack of 72 • Blick Art Materials $56.44 1 $56.44
00045-0366-Prang Ready-To-Use Washable Tempera Paints - Assorted Special, Set of 6 colors, 16 oz bottles • Blick Art Materials $26.64 2 $53.28
00704-1007-Sargent Art Acylic Glitter Glaze - 32 oz bottle • Blick Art Materials $26.17 1 $26.17
06032-1009-Richeson Slightly Imperfect Assorted Brush Set - Set of 42 • Blick Art Materials $21.92 1 $21.92
00704-1006-Sargent Art Acylic Glitter Glaze - 16 oz bottle • Blick Art Materials $14.76 1 $14.76
01759-5015-Sargent Washable Glitter Liquid Watercolors - Blue, 8 oz bottle • Blick Art Materials $3.96 2 $7.92
20013-2509-Sakura Cray-Pas Junior Artist Oil Pastels - Assorted Colors, Set of 25 • Blick Art Materials $2.77 1 $2.77

Materials cost

$428.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.43

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$465.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$82.13

Total project goal

$547.51

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$547.51

8 Donors

-$278.00

Donations toward project cost

-$251.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.70

match offer

-$251.86

Match offer toward project cost

-$214.08

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.78

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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