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Ms. Reis from Brooklyn NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Gardening Club Supplies

My gardening club project needs copy paper, 30 T-Shirts, fabric markers, vinyl gloves and an assortment of snacks.

  • $496 goal

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The Gardening Club consists of 2 dozen students in grades 4 and 5. We work very hard after school maintaining the garden located in the courtyard at the center of our school. Our garden was established in memory of one of our 1st grade students who died in a traffic accident walking home from school 3 years ago.

Our garden has become a place of healing, relaxation and hard work, academic and otherwise. The gardening club has increased efforts each year to add another element to the garden. This spring we'll be digging up the bulbs we planted in the fall, preparing the soil for our spring planting and planting a variety of flowers for the late spring/summer/early fall season. The students in the club that I manage are from a low-income area in New York City and most, if not all, receive free lunch each day. Since we work after school, I would like to provide healthy snacks before we begin work each afternoon. To identify the members of the gardening club, itself a reward for their hard work, I would like to have them create individually designed t-shirts. To advertise all that they are doing to the rest of the school and to our parents, I would like a carton of copy paper.

The garden is a high-traffic area, much used by all of the school. Maintaining it is no easy task, yet students are eager to dig in. Since we introduced a new element this fall, students have been asking me every day when we'll reconvene for the spring.

Your help in funding this proposal will introduce gardening to some of the club members; support our efforts to remember a much-loved student; create an urban oasis in a area where most of what we see is concrete and other inorganic matter; provide a hands-on opportunity for students to explore earth science; and introduce the entire school to the virtues of a safe and healthy hobby, gardening.

Ms. Reis
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Medium Vinyl Gloves • School Specialty Inc. $11.99 1 $11.99
TEE JUICE FABRC MRKR/5 PACK FINELINER SET • Blick Art Materials $10.38 1 $10.38
DECOFABRIC MARKERS/PRIMARY CLRS 6PK • Blick Art Materials $15.97 2 $31.94
DECOFABRIC MARKERS/SECONDARY CLRS 6PK • Blick Art Materials $15.97 2 $31.94
DECOFABRIC MARKERS/METALLIC CLRS 6PK • Blick Art Materials $15.97 2 $31.94
WHITE T SHIRTS/WHT LARGE • Blick Art Materials $3.30 6 $19.80
WHITE T SHIRTS/WHT MEDIUM • Blick Art Materials $2.99 12 $35.88
WHITE T SHIRTS/WHT SMAL • Blick Art Materials $2.99 12 $35.88
EARTHCHOICE COPY PAPER Domtar Earthchoice Copy Paper; 8-1/2x11" • Quill $5.03 10 $50.30
DOLE TROPICAL FRUIT SALAD WITH FORK Dole Fruit Bowls ; Tropical Fruit • Quill $15.29 1 $15.29
NUTRIGRAIN BARS, ASSORTED FLAVORS Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Bars; Assorted Flavors • Quill $21.59 1 $21.59
100 PACKS RITZ SNACK MIX Ritz 100 Calorie Pack Snack Mix • Quill $3.77 1 $3.77
COMBOS CHEESE CRACKERS Combos Snacks; Cheese Crackers • Quill $9.44 1 $9.44
CHEDDAR CHEX MIX, CORN CHEX/WHEAT CHEX/PRETZELS, 3.75 OZ. Chex Mix ; Cheddar, 3.75oz. • Quill $14.84 1 $14.84
TEE JUICE FABRC MRKR/BRIGHT 4PK SET • Blick Art Materials $10.38 1 $10.38
TEE JUICE FABRC MRKR/CLASSIC 4PK SET • Blick Art Materials $10.38 1 $10.38

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