You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
See this teacher's page

Mr. P. from Bronx NY is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hospital Schools-Healing Through heART!

Help me give my students the comfort and therapy of art to help them cope while they are admitted in the hospital.

  • $649 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a pediatric psych unit where I educate kids from grades K-8. I am trying to create a safe and happy environment for my students while they are admitted at the hospital since many of them come from foster homes where unfortunately, they don't have that type of care. As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Many of them have experienced trauma in their lives and have difficult time academically in school.

My class serves students with a range of disabilities, including intellectual disabilities, emotional disturbance, autism spectrum disorder, and specific learning disabilities.

Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.

My Project

With your generous donation I can help heal the hearts and minds of the children who are staying at the pediatric psych unit of a hospital in NYC as well as the medical unit. Many of the children I work with lack the social and emotional skills that help them cope with their everyday struggles. Through art, many of these children are able to calm their minds and bodies. This helps them focus on other areas of academics such as reading, writing, math, social studies, and science.

The items I chose for my project such as play dough and play sand will help them express their creativity without it drying out.

That way after the children are discharged from the hospital, the next child who is there will be able to be as creative as they can be as well. The crayons I am asking for will be given out to kids who are medically ill and cannot use crayons that have been previously used by other children before them. They get to keep the crayons for their entire stay at the hospital. The scratch art I am asking for has done wonders for the children in the psychiatric unit. It is so calming and relaxing for them. It is one of their favorite activities of the day and I could really use more before I run out. I like to start our day off with a group art project while playing calming music to help set the tone for the day. It really helps my kids focus and get ready to work!

Mr. P.
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mr. P. is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DS430X - Mad Mattr® Sensory Dough - Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $76.99 2 $153.98
TT112 - Scratch Art Design Tools • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 20 $139.80
VX271Z - 8-Color Standard Crayons - Dozen Packs • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 10 $99.90
TS108 - Rainbow Scratch Paper • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 10 $69.90
CS779 - Mold & Play Sand • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 2 $49.98

Materials cost

$513.56

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$551.26

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$97.28

Total project goal

$648.54

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$648.54

2 Donors

-$279.38

Donations toward project cost

-$275.63

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

match offer

-$324.27

Match offer toward project cost

-$275.63

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.64

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$44.89

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"New York City","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[3758776],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NY","teacherPossessivePronoun":"his","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3710809,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/hospital-schools-healing-through-heart/3710809/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":100,"teacherScreenName":"Mr. P.","authorIds":{"3758776":{"owner":"Mr. P.","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3710809],"proposalHash":"405958679","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp3758776_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1471315517264","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20816217,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["OTgzMzIy","NTg3NDI1OQ==","Mzc1ODc3Ng=="],"teacherId":3758776,"schoolCounty":"Bronx","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NY","name":"New York"}}