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Mrs. K. from Elizabethtown NC is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

New Pottery Kiln

The cost of a Skutt Kiln from Sax Arts & Crafts is $2947, 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>.

  • $2,947 goal

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Elizabethtown Middle School has approximately five hundred and twenty students with eighty-two percent of our students receiving free or reduced lunch. I have been teaching visual arts in this school for fifteen years. The art department is requesting a new pottery kiln. This is a costly piece of equipment for our school district. My students need to experience the entire process of creating pottery- the firing process is exciting and rewarding. The loading process will be educational. Temperature calculations for glazes and different types of clays will become a part of my students' awareness of being a potter. These students will benefit from the knowledge of how raw clay becomes a functional piece of pottery. Unfortunately the arts are the last to receive funds. Often the funds are exhausted although research shows that "the Arts" are crucial to developing the critical thinking skills so desperately needed by our students. The ownership of a pottery kiln at Elizabethtown Middle School would enhance our art department's three-dimensional program. The educational benefits would touch the lives of our present students and future students for many years.

Mrs. K.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 520 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SKUTT KILN KS1027 240V 3PH W/ SITTER AND TIMER • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $2,000.00 1 $2,000.00

Materials cost

$2,000.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$2,415.93

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$530.33

Total project goal

$2,946.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,946.26

1 Donor

-$2,778.32

Donations toward project cost

-$2,416.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$362.32

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$168.02

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$0.00

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