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Ms. Lage from Bridgeport CT is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Make Us Part of Your World- Little Mermaid Jr. Production

Help me give my students all the costumes they need to put on our annual Spring Musical- The Little Mermaid Jr.

  • $591 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are sixth graders in a multicultural urban community. We have an extremely limited budget with minimal support from our local government to fund basic supplies.

These students love their neighborhood school because it creates a sense of community.

This is especially important because many of the students come from broken homes. They are excited to learn but often times do not have access to the same materials that other students have from surrounding districts which leaves them at a disadvantage.

My Project

I am one of a team of three hard working teachers that put through sheer will and enjoyment put on an extravagant school musical every year. We do not get any school funding, we do not ask students to pay for costumes or pay to participate, we volunteer our time three times a week after school for months to prepare a cast of 60 students between 3rd and 8th grade to perform live in front of their family and friends. For many students this is the only place that they can express themselves freely through song, dance and acting. Every year we pay for the costumes, create the sets and buy the rights to the play ourselves through fundraising efforts and a small amount of proceeds from bake sales that occur during the shows. I have created a list of things that we really could use this year to make our performance of Little Mermaid Jr. a big success. Being able to receive these various costume pieces would really alleviate the stress that these things put on our small budget and really help elevate our performance. Students always ask me day one what their costume will look like because for a lot of them being able to escape into any character really is the highlight of their year and even entire elementary school experience. Please consider supporting the arts and our school's production. Thank you!

Ms. Lage
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ayliss New Mermaid Fish Scale Printed Leggings Stretch Tight Pants,Colorful S • Amazon Business $10.99 10 $109.90
Liquid Wet Look Shiny Metallic Stretch Leggings (S, Multicolor Silver) • Amazon Business $12.99 5 $64.95
elope Seahorse Mermaid Shimmer Fin Arm Cuffs  • Amazon Business $10.95 5 $54.75
Tigerdoe Jellyfish Hat - Sea Party Hat - Jellyfish Costume - Fish Hat - Costume Accessory (Green) • Amazon Business $10.69 5 $53.45
Tigerdoe Jellyfish Hat - Sea Party Hats - Jellyfish Costume - Fish Hat by (Turquoise) • Amazon Business $10.69 5 $53.45
Squid Hat Party Accessory, Colors may vary • Amazon Business $6.71 5 $33.55
Tie Dye Squid Hat - Oversize Squid Hat In Rainbow Colors • Amazon Business $13.89 2 $27.78
Costume Culture Men's King Of The Sea Wig and Beard Set Deluxe, Grey, One Size • Amazon Business $19.63 1 $19.63
Tigerdoe Crab and Shark Hat - Fish Sea Creature Costume Silly Crazy Hats • Amazon Business $15.74 1 $15.74
Diamond keep it Women's Mermaid Fish Scale Printing Full Length Leggings (Medium, Multicolor Green) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Crab Hat - Crawfish Hat - Fish Hat - Lobster Hat - Crab Costume by Funny Party Hats • Amazon Business $10.69 1 $10.69
HDE Women Shiny Mermaid Leggings Liquid Wet Look Fish Scale Metallic Tight Pants (Green, Medium) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$464.87

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$501.84

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.56

Total project goal

$590.40

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$590.40

6 Donors

-$424.00

Donations toward project cost

-$375.40

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.60

match offer

-$148.75

Match offer toward project cost

-$126.44

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.31

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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Project Activity

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