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Ms. Harris from Concord CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Letters of Love and Cards of Concern

My students need blank watercolor cards, colorful envelopes and writing paper, and craft supplies to design inspirational cards and write uplifting letters for terminally ill children in hospitals and to seniors living in nursing homes.

  • $198 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work with students who are English language learners and have learning disabilities. They also come from families that struggle with paying bills and affording school supplies and books. Despite these challenges, my students bring many strengths to the classroom, including a passion for learning and a willingness to take risks as they acquire the building blocks of reading.

My students love math, science, computers, and art, and they love learning how things work.

They are curious about the world and are eager to improve their literacy skills.

My Project

My students will create handmade gifts with the blank watercolor cards by using stencils with messages such as "Hope" and rubber stamps to create 'thumbprint' flowers, animals, and creative scenes. They will cut out shapes from the vibrant, colorful cardstock to add a garden of flowers, that will pop in contrast to the watercolor sky. They will use the black and silver pens to write uplifting messages on the cards. The fun washi tape will be used as a border for the cards. My students will exchange letters with seniors living in convalescent centers who are lonely and who want a connection with a young person. They will also make cards to send to veterans and to terminally ill children who are staying in hospitals and need a message of support to give them strength. Last year, my students made cards with messages such as "Stay Strong" and "I Believe in You". Sending cards and writing letters benefited both my students, who are working on their writing skills, and the recipients, who appreciated a thoughtful, handmade card delivered through the mail.

My students will learn the importance of being generous and giving back to the community as they practice random acts of kindness through this letter writing and card-crafting project.

Dalai Lama advised, "Be kind, whenever possible. It is always possible." My hope is that practicing acts of kindness on a regular basis by reaching out to those who are sick or living far from their loved ones will help my students develop stronger hearts and a lifelong dedication to helping others.

Ms. Harris
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Strathmore 105-650 Watercolor Cards, Full Size Cards, Cold Press, 100 Cards & Envelopes • Amazon Business $35.21 1 $35.21
Craft Smith Blank Cards and Envelopes 80 Sets Assorted Solid Colors 4.25x5.5 • Amazon Business $14.47 1 $14.47
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
AODOOR Ink Pad Stamps, Craft Ink Pads DIY 20 Colors for Kids, Finger Stamps Pad for Stamps, Paper, Wood Fabric (pack of 20) • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
Sharpie Metallic Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Silver, 12 Count • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Neenah Creative Collection Classics Specialty Cardstock Starter Kit, 8.5 X 11 Inches, 72 Count (46407-01) • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Shopline 12Pcs Vintage Flower Lace Wooden Rubber Stamp for Letters Diary Craft Scrapbooking • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
AmazonBasics Multipurpose Scissors - 2-Pack • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
DecoArt ASMM68-38 Americana Decor Stencil, 6" by 8", Inspiration • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Sharpie 37001 Permanent Markers, Ultra Fine Point, Black, 12 Count • Amazon Business $7.45 1 $7.45
Ninico 60 Rolls Washi Tape Set,3MM Wide Foil Gold Skinny Decorative Masking Washi Tapes for Scrapbooks, DIY Crafts, Cards, Journals, planners, gifts • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

Materials cost

$124.45

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$11.39

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.87

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$167.71

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$29.60

Total project goal

$197.31

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$197.31

4 Donors

-$197.31

Donations toward project cost

-$167.71

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.60

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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