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Ms. Castro from Watsonville CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Kindergarten Fresh Start

Help me give my students a new start for their first time in school. Bins, pencils, and crayons are inviting when they are new!!

  • $454 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are a hardworking group of kids who strive to be learners, readers, and thinkers. My students attend a high poverty school in which 100% of students qualify for free lunch. They are eager learners, despite some of the difficult challenges they face on a daily basis.

One of my students' favorite parts of the day is our morning meeting time where we spend time together building community and learning how to get along, work together, and become family at school.

Most of my students' parents work full time and struggle with the English Language, so although they want to help their children, many struggle with how to accomplish this. My students' parents want their children to succeed in school so they can have a better life!

My Project

End of the school year means time to finish another year and plan for the beginning of a new year. As we look around at broken crayons and chewed pencils, it is time for new beginnings. Our table pins have writing on them and our book bins are breaking.

New fat kindergarten crayons and pencils with erasers make kids want to write and draw beautiful pictures.

Many of my new students have never held pencils or colored. And kindergarten scissors that are not covered with last years glue help students enjoy cutting for the first time. Make our year great!!

Ms. Castro
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
mDesign Plastic Office Storage Organizer Caddy Tote with Handle for Cabinet, Countertop, Desk, Workspace - Holds Erasable Pens, Colored Pencils, Washi Tape, Notebook - Small, 2 Pack - Charcoal Gray • Amazon Business $19.99 4 $79.96
Binney & Smith Crayola Large Crayons, 16 Count • Staples Advantage $3.88 18 $69.84
GG965X - Help-Yourself Book Bins - Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $44.99 1 $44.99
TA4409 - White Drawing Paper - 9" x 12" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $10.99 3 $32.97
PP476 - Magnetic Display Shelves • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Stanley Guppy 5-Inch Blunt Tip Kids Scissors, 8-Pack, Assorted Colors (SCI5BT-8PK) • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97
Ticonderoga Beginners Wooden Pencils, No. 2 Soft Lead, Dozen (13308) • Staples Advantage $5.69 4 $22.76
Expo Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Point, Assorted, 12/Pack (80699) • Staples Advantage $10.84 1 $10.84

Materials cost

$321.32

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$29.40

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.82

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$385.54

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$68.04

Total project goal

$453.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$453.58

3 Donors

-$310.00

Donations toward project cost

-$263.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$46.50

Matching donations from our partners

-$143.58

Match offers toward project cost

-$122.04

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.54

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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