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Ms. Y. from Livermore CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Loops for the Potholder Loom

The cost of 22 Potholder Loops (from Harrisville Designs) is $170, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $184 goal

This project expired on June 9, 2007.

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When my daughter was young, I gave her a potholder making kit; and for the next two Christmases, every friend and relative received a colorful potholder. Her enthusiasm for this handicraft encouraged me to provide the same opportunity to my first grade students, 33% of whom qualify for the free lunch program and 27% of whom are learning English as a second language. Last year, through a generous donor, we received sturdy potholder kits which we turned into lovely gifts. For next year's class, I am requesting enough bags of cotton loops to make at least two potholders for each child, many of whom reside in two homes. Weaving teaches children pattern development, artistic expression, patience, perseverance, and fine motor skills. It also allows them to experience the satisfaction from completing a project that garners genuine praise and admiration, instead of a mechanical recitation of "good job." Finally, handicrafts give them an alternative to electronic games and toys. I would not have believed that a child would actually choose a time-honored pastime until a 15 year old put down his Gameboy and asked me to teach him to knit. Thank you for reading my proposal. If funded, you can be sure that when cooking, your hands will be well-protected with a lovingly made potholder.

Ms. Y.
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Potholder Loops • Harrisville Designs $4.98 22 $109.56

Materials cost

$109.56

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$150.68

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$33.08

Total project goal

$183.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$183.76

1 Donor

-$180.82

Donations toward project cost

-$151.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.82

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.33

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$0.00

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