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Mrs. Scott from Tompkinsville KY is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Cut to the Point

Help me give my students a Cricut Explore Air 2 machine to complete sales projects.

  • $370 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach a close group of students from a rural area in south central Kentucky. More than half the students are from low income families.

My students are an inspiration to me as a teacher.

They are a compassionate group. They never cease to amaze me by uplifting one another. They are eager to learn and face each challenge I give them with a growth mindset.

My students bring out the best in me. They make me want to do my best each day because I see greatness in them. They are our future! They deserve to be challenged and provided with activities that are engaging and be able to complete assignments with adequate supplies. To be able to do this they must be at school and in good health.

My Project

My students are involved in many fundraisers. One particular fundraiser they are currently involved in is raising money to attend the National Jr. Beta Convention. They compete in state and national competitions. The travel expenses alone are very expensive. This is a great opportunity to discuss financial aspect of the trip. Many do not understand what all goes into travel expenses such as hotel, gas, meals, taxes, and fees. This opens up a teaching opportunity that is real life. Students sell items at school during the day, as well as, participate in many after school activities to raise money to afford the travel expenses to these competitions. Many would not be able to participate otherwise.

One aspect of financial literacy is marketing .

A Cricut Air 2 Machine will allow students to create advertisements that would attract customers. Students will learn about color palettes, wording placement , and competitive pricing. Students not yet participating in the actual trip can still contribute to the team by helping with the advertisements. Students have to determine the total cost of the trip per person then decide how much to sell a product to earn a profit. Students then can decide what fundraisers are best for earning a profit. They must advertise their fundraiser in such a way that it catches the eye of potential customers.

Not only will it be used for this specific competition but the school continually raises money to afford items that students use daily such as computers or playground equipment. Students can get involved with the total cost and how much is need to obtain an item. Students can create advertisements, reminders, and goal trackers to show the student body what the goal is and how much is still needed.

Mrs. Scott
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cricut Explore Air 2 Machine Bundle Beginner Guide, Tool Kit, Vinyl Pack, Designs and Project Inspiration • Amazon Business $279.99 1 $279.99

Materials cost

$279.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.20

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$314.19

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$55.45

Total project goal

$369.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$369.64

2 Donors

-$183.35

Donations toward project cost

-$157.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.25

match offer

-$184.81

Match offer toward project cost

-$157.09

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.72

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.47

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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Project Activity

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