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Mrs. Ratajski from Camden NJ is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Free Expression in the Art Center

My students need a mobile art center, paint cups, smocks, glue and a glue pump for exploration in the art interest area.

  • $511 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Camden, NJ has been ranked as America's most dangerous city. The majority of the students in my class receive free or reduced-price lunch. Despite the challenges my students face living in this environment, they come to school eager to learn and grow. For many students, school is their safe place, and I want to create the best environment possible for them to feel safe, secure, and cared for. They are the future of this city and have the potential to improve their community.

My Project

The students in my classroom will utilize these materials in the art center of our classroom. The mobile art center will give them a place to both create and store their drying work. The paint cups and smocks will allow them to create their masterpieces without worrying about spilling paint on their uniforms. The glue and glue pump will allow us to quickly and easily refill the glue bottles to allow them more time exploring. The easy clean trays will be used for finger painting allowing them the space to create and a quick easy clean up when they are finished.

Art in preschool is focused on free expression while teaching fine motor skills, problem solving, and so much more.

We teach them how to use the materials and they can freely create as they wish. We need these basic materials for them to explore and learn in the art center.

Mrs. Ratajski
Grades PreK-2
  • Veterans Memorial Family School
  • Camden, NJ
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
EE365 - Space-Saver Mobile Art Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $279.00 1 $279.00
LA987 - Stay-Dry Water Play Smock - Each • Lakeshore Learning Materials $11.99 4 $47.96
HH144 - Glue Pump • Lakeshore Learning Materials $22.99 1 $22.99
BX532 - Easy-Clean Craft Trays - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
LA819 - Lakeshore No-Spill Clear Paint Cup • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.69 10 $16.90
RS264 - Best-Buy School Glue - Gallon • Lakeshore Learning Materials $13.99 1 $13.99

Materials cost

$397.83

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$433.80

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.55

Total project goal

$510.35

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$510.35

2 Donors

-$262.68

Donations toward project cost

-$223.28

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.40

match offer

-$247.67

Match offer toward project cost

-$210.52

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.15

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$0.00

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