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Ms. Wright from San Jose CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Knitting for Life Long Learning

The cost of knitting supplies, including needles and yarn, is $535, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $535 goal

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Hi! I teach at Foothill High School, a continuation high school in East San Jose. Our school takes students who are removed from other high schools for a variety of reasons including truancy, incarceration, pregnancy, and students with small children (we have a Family Learning Center where student moms and dads learn parenting skills). At Foothill we meet students where they are at and attempt to help them become life-long learners. Several of my students have informed me that Foothill was the first school that had proposed college as an option for them. I teach a course called Special Projects where seniors can earn credits in subject areas varying from Algebra to World History that they need to graduate. Since our campus is small, serving 450 students, our staff and facilities cannot offer many choices for electives. In my Special Projects class, I ask students to complete projects, make artwork, learn new skills and crafts, etc., that they have an interest in learning. Over the last year many students have enjoyed learning how to knit. Knitting is a great project for these students because they learn how to plan a project and take pride in completing something they made with their own hands. It is also a skill they will pass on to friends, relatives, their children, and others. I officially work with approximately 80 students, but I turn no one away after school, so I interact with and design projects for about 100 students. I offer these alternatives to my students for art and electives because I know that students become life-long learners from having positive learning experiences where they can design, create, and learn new skills that they will continue to enjoy throughout their lives and hopefully pass onto their families.

Ms. Wright
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DB YARN BARN W/YARN >20/PK BARN • Dick Blick $38.07 1 $38.07
Knitting Needle set • S&S Worldwide $16.99 4 $67.96
Knitting Needle Set • S&S Worldwide $14.99 4 $59.96
Item Shipping & Handling Charges • Dick Blick $14.95 1 $14.95
PLASTIC CROCHET HOOK HOOK SET • Dick Blick $2.54 2 $5.08
Size 8 Knitting Needle • S&S Worldwide $1.99 4 $7.96
CARON 4PLY DEL YARN BTRCUP YLW 4PLY 3OZ • Dick Blick $1.10 6 $6.60
CARON 4PLY DEL YARN LT ROSE 3OZ 4PLY • Dick Blick $1.10 6 $6.60
CARON 4PLY DEL YARN BRZY GRN 3OZ 4PLY • Dick Blick $1.10 6 $6.60
CARON 4PLY DEL YARN AZURE BLU 3OZ 4PLY • Dick Blick $1.10 6 $6.60
CARON 4PLY DEL YARN VICTRY ROSE 3OZ 4PLY • Dick Blick $1.10 6 $6.60
CARON 4PLY DEL YARN DP VLT 3OZ 4PLY • Dick Blick $1.10 9 $9.90
CARON 4PLY DEL YARN CNTRY ROSE 3OZ 4PLY • Dick Blick $1.10 6 $6.60
CARON 4PLY DEL YARN FOREST GRN 3OZ 4PLY • Dick Blick $1.10 3 $3.30
CARON 4PLY DEL YARN KELLY GRN 3OZ 4PLY • Dick Blick $1.10 3 $3.30
CARON 4PLY DEL YARN SOFT PNK 3OZ 4PLY • Dick Blick $1.10 6 $6.60
CARON 4PLY DEL YARN BLK 4PLY • Dick Blick $1.10 12 $13.20
CARON 4PLY DEL YARN BLU RYL 3OZ 4PLY • Dick Blick $1.10 3 $3.30
CARON 4PLY DEL YARN INDIGO 3OZ 4PLY • Dick Blick $1.10 6 $6.60
CARON 4PLY DEL YARN TAUPE 3OZ 4PLY • Dick Blick $1.10 6 $6.60
CARON 4PLY DEL YARN NAVY BLU 3OZ 4PLY • Dick Blick $1.10 6 $6.60
CARON 4PLY DEL YARN SOFT SAGE 3OZ 4PLY • Dick Blick $1.10 9 $9.90
CARON 4PLY DEL YARN SKY BLU 3OZ 4PLY • Dick Blick $1.10 6 $6.60
CARON 4PLY DEL YARN CAPE CD BLU 3OZ 4PLY • Dick Blick $1.10 6 $6.60
CARON 4PLY DEL YARN OFF WHT 3OZ 4PLY • Dick Blick $1.10 9 $9.90
CARON 4PLY DEL YARN SOFT LILAC 3OZ 4PLY • Dick Blick $1.10 9 $9.90
CARON 4PLY DEL YARN WHT 3OZ 4PLY • Dick Blick $1.10 10 $11.00

Materials cost

$346.88

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$438.70

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$96.30

Total project goal

$535.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$535.00

1 Donor

-$504.51

Donations toward project cost

-$439.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$65.51

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$30.86

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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