You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
See this teacher's page

Mrs. Gist from Clarksdale MS is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Student-led project

Library Makerspace - Part I

We need an embroidery machine, extra thread and embroidery backing sheets in order to make beautiful things!

  • $488 goal

This project expired on January 6, 2016.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

About My Students

My library assistants T'Keyah, Justin and Destiny are curious, motivated honor students who are eager to implement a makerspace in the library. They are artistic, creative, and tech savvy! They want to combine creativity and technology to develop beautiful things in the library's makerspace.

My students are always eager to combine their artistic sides with their love of technology. A library makerspace is something we have discussed for a while. Another teacher at school recently received funding for an embroidery machine and this sparked my students' interest!

They are eager to kick off the library makerspace with an embroidery machine and learn how to create embellishments for t-shirts, caps and more. They want to learn a new skill that they can take with them beyond high school. They can use their creativity and artistic skills to design. They can learn to use the technology to implement their design and develop a product. Having access to hands-on materials and actually being able to create tangible items in the library will be a helpful experience that they can learn from and take with them beyond high school.

In Their Own Words

We want to learn a new skill and actually be able to make items in our Library. It's cool to learn about how things work, but we want to actually put ideas into action. We want to learn how to use a new machine. We have lots of ideas for designs for shirts and caps that we use to create things that show our school spirit. Learning these skills can benefit us for the rest of our lives. We could eventually start our own business from learning how to embroider!

We are interested in technology and feel we can learn how to use this machine. We are on the technology team at our school, and think we can not only learn how to work the machine, but teach others how to, as well. We like the idea of having a makerspace in the library. Having a place to make stuff in the library is a new idea in our district and we think it will be popular. Kids like to make stuff and this is just the beginning of all the stuff we can make!

We will not only learn a new skill, but use that skill to spread school spirit. We like to express our individuality and using the embroidery machine we can do just that. We will learn how to do things that could eventually lead to careers in design, fashion or technology. Starting a makerspace in our library will be interesting and bring even more people in to see what is going on!

Mrs. Gist
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 400 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Gist is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Brother SE400 Combination Computerized Sewing and 4x4 Embroidery Machine With 67 Built-in Stitches, 70 Built-in Designs, 5 Lettering Fonts • Amazon Business $315.73 1 $315.73
40 Spools Polyester Embroidery Machine Thread Bright and Beautiful Colors for Brother Babylock Janome Singer Pfaff Husqvarna Bernina Machines • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Tear Away - Machine Embroidery Stabilizer Backing 100 Precut Sheets- Medium Weight 1.8oz. - 8"x8" - Fits 4x4 Hoops • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69

Materials cost

$354.41

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$24.81

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.32

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$414.54

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$73.15

Total project goal

$487.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$487.69

1 Donor

-$207.27

Donations toward project cost

-$207.27

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$243.85

Match offer toward project cost

-$207.27

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.58

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$36.58

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Clarksdale","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[86669],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"MS","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":1689316,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/library-makerspace-part-i/1689316/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":400,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Gist","authorIds":{"86669":{"owner":"Mrs. Gist","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[1689316],"proposalHash":"777312426","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp86669_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1455453676436","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":53016,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MzA4ODkzMw==","ODY2Njk="],"teacherId":86669,"schoolCounty":"Coahoma","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":true,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"MS","name":"Mississippi"}}