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Mrs. Cornwell from Ronan MT is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Painting a Future Beyond Poverty

My students need basic art and craft supplies such as markers, paint, glue, and tissue paper. Many students entering kindergarten have never even held a paint brush! Help me paint them a brighter future.

  • $1,075 goal

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My Students

In my school district, poverty effects almost every student. Located in rural Montana on an Indian reservation, over 80% of students qualify for free lunch and more than 50% enter Kindergarten without any prior early childhood education. Many students enter Kindergarten having never written their name or read a book, much less held a paint brush. While it may seem hard to believe in this day and age, poverty directly impacts every facet of their lives and affects their ability to learn and communicate with the world around them.

I desperately need your assistance to help the kindergarten students in my school escape the barriers of poverty and provide them with the opportunities to be successful in school and life.

We have approximately 100 creative kindergarten students who are eager to learn. Your donation will enable us to provide creative and engaging art activities that will develop and foster a love for learning, while allowing them to express themselves in creative and meaningful ways. School is more than just ABC's and 123's. It's about developing a passion for life-long learning through engaging and meaningful activities. Please help us to make their learning exciting, engaging, and meaningful.

My Project

Our yearly classroom budget is $200, making it impossible to purchase a variety of consumable art supplies with our yearly budgets. This project will directly impact over 100 students this year, and for several years to come. An easy access space will be provided for supplies to be stored. Teachers can grab the supplies and use them as needed. We are requesting supplies such as tempera, acrylic and water color paint, Elmers and craft glue, tissue paper, googly eyes, Mr. Sketch smelly markers (the kid's LOVE these) and a variety of other supplies will be available for use through this project. Your donation will allow teachers in my school to paint a brighter future one project at a time!

Mrs. Cornwell
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mr. Sketch Scented Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, Class Pack, Box of 192 • Amazon Business $87.06 1 $87.06
Tap 'N Glue Cap - Set of 5 • Amazon Business $15.29 5 $76.45
The Beadery Giant Crayon Bead Box - approximately 2300 beads • Amazon Business $12.97 4 $51.88
Googly Wiggle Eyes 1300 Pcs Wiggle Eyes Self Adhesive for Craft Sticker Multiple Colored Size for DIY Animal Creative Crafts Decorations • Amazon Business $10.99 4 $43.96
Mira Handcrafts 40 Assorted Colors Acrylic Yarn Skeins with 7 E-Books - Perfect for Any Knitting and Crochet Mini Project • Amazon Business $10.97 4 $43.88
Sargent Art 22-2399 8-Ounce Acrylic Paint, 12 Piece Set • Amazon Business $42.00 1 $42.00
Sumind 60 Pieces Threading Laces Colored Creative Beading Laces for Threading Projects • Amazon Business $9.99 4 $39.96
Coceca 300 Pcs Colorful Feathers for DIY Craft Wedding Home Party Decorations • Amazon Business $6.99 4 $27.96
ArtVerse 100-Piece Tissue Paper, 20 x 26-Inch, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $6.78 4 $27.12
NiceBottles - Dispenser Pump for Gallon Jug, Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Crayola Art Smock- (2 Pack) • Amazon Business $8.86 3 $26.58
S&S Worldwide Color Splash! Watercolor Mega Pack (pack of 36) • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 36-Pack Case of Colors (Amazon Exclusive), Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 3-Ounce Cans • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Sharpie Color Burst Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 24-Count, With a Pack of 24 Sharpie Electro Pop Permanent Markers, Fine Point • Amazon Business $24.72 1 $24.72
Crayola 54-2128-051 Washable Paint, Gallon Size, Black • Amazon Business $22.57 1 $22.57
Crayola 54-2128-044 Washable Paint, Gallon Size, Green • Amazon Business $22.57 1 $22.57
Elmer's Liquid School Glue, White, Washable, 1 Gallon, 2 Count - Great For Making Slime • Amazon Business $21.98 1 $21.98
LoveS 1000 Pcs Pom Poms Craft Making Assorted Sizes & Colors, Creative Craft DIY Material • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
School Smart Washable Tempera Paint - Gallon - Red • Amazon Business $19.36 1 $19.36
Crayola Washable Paint 128oz Purple • Amazon Business $18.49 1 $18.49
Handy Art Little Masters Tempera Paint Gallon, Orange • Amazon Business $17.38 1 $17.38
School Smart 1439195 Multi-Purpose Liquid Tempera Paint, 1 gal Plastic Bottle, Pink • Amazon Business $17.15 1 $17.15
Handy Art Little Masters Washable Tempera Paint Gallon, Blue • Amazon Business $16.65 1 $16.65
Handy Art Little Masters Washable Tempera Paint Gallon, Brown • Amazon Business $15.71 1 $15.71
School Smart 1439197 Multi-Purpose Liquid Tempera Paint, 1 gal Plastic Bottle, White • Amazon Business $15.43 1 $15.43
Crayola 54-2128-034 Washable Paint, Gallon Size, Yellow • Amazon Business $14.16 1 $14.16
Spectra Glitter, 1 Pound, Magenta • Amazon Business $12.39 1 $12.39
Spectra Glitter, 1 Pound, Pink • Amazon Business $12.08 1 $12.08
School Smart 60 pound Finger Paint Paper - 11 x 16 inches - Pack of 100 - White • Amazon Business $10.64 1 $10.64
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
Spectra Glitter, 1 Pound, Iridescent • Amazon Business $9.47 1 $9.47
24pcs Slime Storage Containers Clear Plastic Storage Containers with Lips for Slime Foam Balls, Soft Clay and Slime Beads • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Caydo 1200 Pieces 1cm Assorted Pom Poms for DIY Creative Crafts Decorations • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Aleene's 36116 Original Tacky Glue 3 Pack, 8 Oz • Amazon Business $5.13 1 $5.13
Crayola Washable Glitter Paint Great for Classroom Projects, 6 Count • Amazon Business $4.39 1 $4.39

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