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Ms. Valdez from Monroe MI is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Paint All Around

Help me give my students the chance to paint with gallons of paint, pumps to help us not waste any of it, and trays to store it.

  • $340 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students live in an economically-disadvantaged area. The majority of our students receive free and reduced lunches. The absence of money in their home life doesn't dampen their desire to learn about new things, though.

In fine arts class, students get time to explore and enjoy playing with instruments, as well as create and learn about the visual arts.

The arts are an integral part of our elementary school, as we are a S.T.E.A.M. school that integrates science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math into every area of the school day. Students believe in the importance of the arts because we promote its importance as a staff.

My Project

My students' paint supply for this school year is dwindling, and we are hoping to find a way to continue using paint for the remainder of the year. There are still 5 months of school left this year, and hundreds of exciting projects to be made!

We are constantly creating and making in our fine arts class, and a fresh batch of paint (with pumps and storage) would help us continue becoming young artists for the remainder of the school year.

Pumps to use with the gallons of paint will help students use only the appropriate amount of paint for each project. This would help eliminate paint waste and make our product last longer.

The trays were are hoping to receive will allow students to keep all their paint supplies for their table in one place in the room. This will give students accountability to take care of and respect their supplies, as they will have to use the same supplies year round.

I want to provide every opportunity I can in our fine arts class for students to think outside the box and create without limitations. These new panting supplies would help us reach our goals.

Ms. Valdez
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola Washable Paint - Set of 9 Gallons • Nasco $184.95 1 $184.95
Crayola Dispensing Pump • Nasco $2.62 10 $26.20
Vollrath Fast Food Tray - 10 in. x 14 in. - Royal Blue • Nasco $3.50 6 $21.00

Materials cost

$232.15

Vendor shipping charges

$23.22

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.48

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$288.85

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$50.97

Total project goal

$339.82

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$339.82

10 Donors

-$322.49

Donations toward project cost

-$278.23

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.26

match offer

-$12.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$10.62

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.88

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.84

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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