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  • $201 goal

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Ms. Schlotterbeck
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Left Out Of The Cut

My students need a variety of left-handed scissors and storage. All that I had have been borrowed or taken. I have none available for my left-handed students.

My Students

OOPS! This one got away from me. I had some first graders cutting tree ornaments the other day when I noticed that 4 of the class were trying to cut with right handed scissors and they were left handed. I searched my scissor cans and realized that I do not have one pair of left handed scissors!

I teach art in a southern inner-city school.

The student population of my school is 96% free or reduced lunch. We are a Title I Distinguished School but this does not help much when the federal funds are cut and Title I does not fund anything art related. Most of our children come from homes where the wage-earner(s) are employees in minimum wage jobs so they cannot be asked to provide school supplies for their children.

My Project

It will be easier to teach scissoring skills to left-handed children if I actually have left-handed scissors. This week we are deeply engrossed in making construction paper tree ornaments, gingerbread men, and tree angels. I can do the cutting for my "lefties" for now but they still need to learn how to cut with relative accuracy.

Your help will enable me to achieve parity with all of my art students in their access to the necessary supplies.

In addition to an assortment of sizes to accommodate my different grades, I am requesting storage boxes into which I can put their table supplies,

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
STORAGE BOX 6QT CLEAR EA • School Specialty $4.74 8 $37.92
SCISSOR FISKARS SOFT GRIP FOR KIDS 5'' LEFT HAND SHARP • School Specialty $4.27 5 $21.35
SCISSOR CADDY FISKARS - CADDY ONLY • School Specialty $10.44 2 $20.88
6 1/2in Sensoft Scissors Left • Teachers' School Supply $3.49 5 $17.45
5in Sensoft Scissors Left Handed • Teachers' School Supply $2.69 5 $13.45
SCISSORS KIDS 5IN BLUNT LEFTY SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $1.42 5 $7.10

Materials cost

$118.15

Vendor shipping charges

$12.12

State sales tax

$8.15

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.77

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$170.19

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$30.03

Total project goal

$200.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$200.22

3 Donors

-$100.10

Donations toward project cost

-$85.09

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.01

match offer

-$100.12

Match offer toward project cost

-$85.10

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.02

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 650 students.

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