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Middle School, Music Teacher

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Mrs. Francis from Lehigh Acres FL is requesting supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Jaguar Sewing Club

My students need a sewing machine, threader, and other tools in order to enhance their knowledge and promote positive peer relationships.

  • $680 goal

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Celebrate Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

This project is a part of the Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month celebration because it supports a Latino teacher or a school where the majority of students are Latino.

My Students

Our school is a High School rated TITLE ONE by the Federal Government. More than 85% of the school population household income is below poverty level. Despite these obstacles, the students who have joined the Jaguar Sewing Club are in good academic standing, without excessive negative behavior issues.

The students in this club are motivated to improve their lives by achieving good grades and learning new skills with the goal of becoming productive citizens, and Sewing is a skill they are interested in acquiring.

Some have previous experience which they gained from family members, and others are beginners - cant even knot the thread, first time on a sewing machine.

We would greatly appreciate any financial aid available in order to acquire the materials/equipment needed that would enable the best learning experience possible

My Project

This sewing club is the initiative of 2 teachers who sincerely believe that learning the art of Sewing will be a lifelong learning experience for these students who volunteered to join the club to learn the art of sewing. It's ability to incorporate manipulatives aids in relaxation of the mind - needed due to excessive stress encountered from academic work.

Currently the 2 of us have supplied from our own personal resources the following items:

4 Sewing machines



Threads, fabric


Tape Measures

Cutting Board

Dress Form (size 8)


Steam Iron

Ironing board


We are desperately need of more.

Mrs. Francis
Grades 9-12

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Brother 1034D 3/4 Thread Serger with Differential Feed • Amazon Business $190.00 1 $190.00
SINGER 4423 Heavy Duty Extra-High Sewing Speed Sewing Machine with Metal Frame and Stainless Steel Bedplate • Amazon Business $128.69 1 $128.69
Gingher 8-Inch Knife Edge Dressmaker's Shears • Amazon Business $23.91 4 $95.64
Pattern Tracing Material 48" X 10 Yd. Washable, Durable, Drapable & Stitchable • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Fiskars Rotary Cutting Set • Amazon Business $32.39 1 $32.39
Dritz Serrated Tracing Wheel • Amazon Business $4.25 6 $25.50
Dritz Deluxe Seam Ripper • Amazon Business $2.39 6 $14.34
June Tailor T-Shirt Project Fusible Interfacing, 60 by 72-Inch, White • Amazon Business $13.22 1 $13.22

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