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Ms. Gering from Thonotosassa FL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Lack of Art, not Heart

My students need a variety of arts & crafts materials so that we may incorporate our own art content because we do NOT have an art program at our VERY low income school.

  • $659 goal

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My Students

Do you remember making priceless ornaments for your parents as gifts? What about Valentines day mailboxes? Or how about painting your first self portrait? Unfortunately our poverty stricken school has no funding for art so these keepsakes are extremely minimal if not non existent.

My students are the sweetest and simplest kids you'll come across.

They are attending a school in a very poor area and little things mean more than you would ever think. Getting to use a pencil with an eraser is a big deal and brings a smile to their faces. These students depend mostly on the school for hot meals. Being able to make something, take it home and share it their families would mean the world to them.

My Project

Crayons, Construction Paper, Pipe Cleaners, Paint, Markers, Paintbrushes, tissue paper, clay, Puppets for dramatic play, etc. I am hoping for each student to be able to make some sort of collage that is inspired by their personality that reflects upon their first year of school.

The majority of the students have an unstable home life and often don't know when they are going to eat their next meal.

Through the introduction of a variety of arts I hope to capture the students attention and inspire them to continue on with experimenting different mediums. This could be the only chance these students have to experience the many different aspects of art.

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

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Chenille Kraft Glitter Pom Pons, 1" • Quill $4.94 1 $4.94
Hygloss Doilies 4" White Round • Quill $3.14 1 $3.14
Chenille Kraft Chenille Stems Assorted, 12", Sparkle • Quill $2.69 2 $5.38
Chenille Kraft Feathers Spring Colors • Quill $1.61 1 $1.61
Chenille Kraft Feathers Hot Colors • Quill $1.61 1 $1.61
Chenille Kraft Chenille Stems Assorted, 6" • Quill $0.89 4 $3.56
Hygloss Craft Papers Metallic, 10-Color Assorted • Quill $4.31 2 $8.62
Hygloss Doilies 6" Pink Hearts • Quill $4.76 1 $4.76
Hygloss Doilies 6" Red Hearts • Quill $4.76 1 $4.76
Hygloss Doilies 4" White Hearts • Quill $2.96 1 $2.96
Chenille Kraft Glitter 1 lb., Red • Quill $8.54 1 $8.54
Chenille Kraft Glitter 1 lb., Purple • Quill $8.54 1 $8.54
Hygloss Craft Accessories Assorted Buttons • Quill $6.11 1 $6.11
Pacon Craft Papers Origami Paper, Multi Size • Quill $6.74 2 $13.48
Sargent Art Washable Watercolor Magic Glitter • Quill $22.94 1 $22.94
Sargent Art Washable Watercolor Magic Fluorescent • Quill $20.69 1 $20.69
Sargent Art Art-Time 16 oz. Liquid Tempera Paints Yellow • Quill $1.61 1 $1.61
Sargent Art Art-Time 16 oz. Liquid Tempera Paints White • Quill $1.61 1 $1.61
Sargent Art Art-Time 16 oz. Liquid Tempera Paints Orange • Quill $1.61 1 $1.61
Sargent Art Art-Time 16 oz. Liquid Tempera Paints Violet • Quill $1.61 1 $1.61
Sargent Art Art-Time 16 oz. Liquid Tempera Paints Blue • Quill $1.61 1 $1.61
Chenille Kraft Paint Brushes Colossal Brushes, Flat • Quill $17.09 1 $17.09
Hygloss Craft Bags Bright Assorted • Quill $6.11 2 $12.22
Sargent Art Art-Time 16 oz. Liquid Tempera Paints Red • Quill $1.61 1 $1.61
Sargent Art Art-Time 16 oz. Liquid Tempera Paints Brown • Quill $1.61 1 $1.61
Roylco Craft Papers Creatures & Animals Value Pack • Quill $10.61 1 $10.61
Melissa & Doug People Puppets Police Officer • Quill $15.29 1 $15.29
Folkmanis Animal Stage Puppets Raccoon • Quill $17.54 1 $17.54
Melissa & Doug People Puppets Surgeon • Quill $15.29 1 $15.29
Dixon Prang Washable Markers School Pack • Quill $53.99 1 $53.99
LA189 - Foam Sheets • Lakeshore Learning $14.95 2 $29.90
LC564 - Felt • Lakeshore Learning $12.95 2 $25.90
KW5851 - Art Tissue Paper - 100 Sheets • Lakeshore Learning $9.99 2 $19.98
Crafts Judy Ann Sadler, Judy Sadler, Caroline Price (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $12.14 1 $12.14
Vincent Van Gogh: Sunflowers and Swirly Stars Joan Holub, Joan Holub (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 1 $5.12
Pablo Picasso Kate Scarborough, Pablo Picasso • AKJ BOOKS $5.93 1 $5.93
Art for Kids: Cartooning: The Only Cartooning Book You'll Ever Need to Be the Artist You've Always Wanted to Be Art Roche • AKJ BOOKS $8.50 1 $8.50
How to Draw Spongebob Squarepants (Nickelodeon's How to Draw Books Series) Heather Martinez (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.08 1 $5.08
My Very Favorite Art Book: I Love to Draw! Jennifer Lipsey • AKJ BOOKS $8.50 1 $8.50
How to Draw Anything Mark Linley • AKJ BOOKS $4.74 1 $4.74
How to Draw Flowers Barbara Soloff Levy, E. Ed. Levy • AKJ BOOKS $4.26 1 $4.26
How to Draw Animals Charles Liedl • AKJ BOOKS $4.65 1 $4.65
PAPER-CONST-CLASSROOM PACK 9X12 - 12X18 SULPHITE CASE OF 36 PKGS • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $94.99 1 $94.99

Materials cost

$504.63

Vendor shipping charges

$12.25

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.57

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$559.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$98.73

Total project goal

$658.18

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$658.18

1 Donor

-$98.00

Donations toward project cost

-$83.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.70

match offer

-$560.18

Match offer toward project cost

-$476.15

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$84.03

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$0.00

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