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Ms. Holian from Revere MA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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Life Skills, Language Development, Giving to Others 08/28/16

We need these sewing machines to help our after school program succeed.

  • $1,996 goal

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About My Students

Our students would like to start an after school program that will be run and supported by students and parents. The program would offer students the chance to build life skills such as sewing, cooking, and woodworking; all skills lost with budget cuts. All of the students will donate the finished goods to charity.

With so many immigrant families, it will also give parents and students a chance to engage in meaningful conversation supporting language development for all. They will start with "fiber arts" because these projects can be done in the Learning Commons. We currently have received donations of yarn, thread, and fabric but we need more than the two sewing machines we currently own.

The first project will be quilts. Please donate a new sewing machine to our After School Program! A new Janome machine is $299 and we will need at least six to start the program. Thank you from all of us at Revere High School.

With limited budget funding, home economics and after school programs have been eliminated. Learning to sew is an important life skill and could also be an important career and college (art school) enhancement. We also feel that students and their parents will learn to share their language through engaging conversation, as well as having a place to go after school.

In Their Own Words

Our group of students, the Tech Tutors, started a Makerspace last year but we realized that low-tech skills might serve our local community better. We like to work with our hands, we want our parents involved in what we do, and we like to make things that other people will benefit from.

Teaching others is an important skill for all students and it shows our parents what we can accomplish. Parents only see our grades. They don't get to see what we are actually doing in school during the day. We are proud of our work and want to show them that we can help in the community.

This project will help solve lots of problems! We can get back to basics, community service, and learn another language. Our parents all had "home economics" when they went to school but we don't have a chance to learn woodworking, sewing, or cooking. All of these things are important to us.

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Ms. Holian
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Janome Magnolia 7318 Sewing Machine • Nasco $249.00 6 $1,494.00

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