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  • $277 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Prado
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

LooK!! LooK!! We Need Your Help Laminating Our Masterpieces!

My students need a laminating machine and pouches in our classroom to save their masterpieces and creative projects.

My Students

"Aww..I wish my picture wouldn't get messed up in my bookbag." This is a constant statement my kindergarten students muffle whenever I give them back their creative pieces of work. This being a Kindergarten class...art projects are very much a daily occurrence.

I have been teaching Kindergarten for the past 22 years in a very low income neighborhood of New York City.

My classroom consists of 20-25 children who come from all walks of life. Some are of middle class families but for the most part, the children we get are from shelters or the housing projects. We also get many children who are in the foster care systems. BUT with their personal struggles at home their creativity is one to stand in awe of when they are in the classroom. As a kindergarten class, we use many creative outlets so as to have the students express themselves in areas they are not used to at home. Therefore, we create many displays of self portraits and family portraits they are proud of. These projects are placed around the classroom until it is time for us to move on to the next projects. This is where our dilemmas begin.

My Project

By acquiring this laminating machine (unfortunately we do not have a school laminating machine), each child would get an opportunity to have their pieces laminated and taken home with a bit more dignity and respect. Since we have so many children living in shelters and/or foster homes, their art pieces are trashed or just shoved into their book bags and not taken out again or praised. With their pieces laminated, the projects would last longer and really hold up to all the moving around children can do throughout the day and even be praised when they get "home" and show their parents/guardians.

These projects and art pieces these children create become who they are and they in turn, are proud of their work and of their accomplishments.

Please find it in your heart to get us this laminating package. My students as well as their parents will thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
XC341 - Classroom Laminating Machine • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.00 1 $129.00
XC344 - 11 1/2" x 17 1/2" Pouches • Lakeshore Learning Materials $44.99 1 $44.99
XC343 - 9" x 11 1/2" Pouches • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
XC342 - 4 3/8" x 6 1/2" Pouches • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$201.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.03

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$235.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$41.47

Total project goal

$276.47

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$276.47

1 Donor

-$117.50

Donations toward project cost

-$117.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$138.24

Match offer toward project cost

-$117.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.74

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$20.74

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Kia Motors America and one other donor.

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