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Ms. Pachniak from Detroit MI is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

High School Seeks Start Up

Help me give my students an opportunity to own their fundraising with the heat press and vinyl materials.

  • $694 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

In a Detroit neighborhood is PHS, alma mater to notables Tim Meadows, J. Dilla, and Spencer Haywood. This epic building of late 19th-century brickwork hosts a beautiful dance studio where my students, the future notables, attend a class every day. These are 14-18-year-old kids, fantastic movers, with immense personality. Great dancers, great students, great reminders that electives work best when children clever kids just waiting to be dazzled.

In our classes, we study dance as an expressive art form, movement as exercise, and respect for bodily autonomy.

On the dance team, we are focused on building a sustainable program founded on sweat, smiles, and teamwork.

My Project

At P. High, we have a few problems; dress code availability, fundraising, school spirit, and ownership. As a sponsor for the Positive Behavioral Intervention Service (PBIS) and the National Honor Society (NHS), I believe an opportunity exists here. With an in school heat press, vinyl cutter, and some school colors, we can create and produce our own line of spirit wear.

Students can show off their Doughboy Pride in the halls, create T-shirts for clubs and teams, and be able to print on demand for much needed spirit wear.

Imagine a student of the week or class hype day? Going on a field trip? Let's make matching shirts. We will be able to find students in a crowd as well as be ready for that photo op. By cutting out the middle man, our students will be able to fund raise while gaining excellent business experience, preparing them for a future they will need to create.

Ms. Pachniak
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Brother CM350E 2 Cutting Machine with Scanner Make DIY Vinyl Wall Décor, Custom Stickers and Stencil Sheets, with 631 Included Patterns, ScanNCut Online Activation Card • Amazon Business $304.99 1 $304.99
RoyalPress 15" x 15" Color LED Industrial-Quality Digital Sublimation Heat Transfer Machine T-Shirt Heat Press Machine, 15" x 15", Black • Amazon Business $198.99 1 $198.99
Heat Transfer Vinyl Roll for T-Shirts, Hats, Clothing, Iron on HTV Compatible with Cricut, Cameo, Heat Press Machines, Sublimation (Gold, 12 Inch x 5 Feet) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Heat Transfer Vinyl Roll for T-Shirts, Hats, Clothing, Iron on HTV Compatible with Cricut, Cameo, Heat Press Machines, Sublimation (Blue, 12 Inch x 5 Feet) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Heat Transfer Vinyl Roll for T-Shirts, Hats, Clothing, Iron on HTV Compatible with Cricut, Cameo, Heat Press Machines, Sublimation (Lemon Yellow, 12 Inch x 5 Feet) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
3 Pack PTFE Teflon Sheet for Heat Press Transfer Sheet Non Stick 16 x 20" Heat Transfer Paper Reusable Heat Resistant Craft Mat • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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