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Ms. Darling from Bronx NY is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Painting a Mural of Our Roots and Dreams

Help me give my students acrylic paints, brushes, palettes and snacks to create their senior mural.

  • $739 goal

This project expired on February 15, 2019.

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My Students

My students attend a Title I school in the heart of a borough in New York. They are special needs students and English Language Learners which makes learning challenging. My students come from a variety of economic backgrounds with almost all of them receiving free or reduced-priced lunch. The school's population is very ethnically diverse as well. We serve a rising number of new immigrants from Spanish speaking countries as well as Africa. Needless to say, students come to school with their own unique set of struggles and successes.

One thing they have in common, though, is their love for school, learning and their desire to go to college.

I hope to create an environment in school that is creative and innovative no matter their unique needs.

My Project

Every year, our graduating class of seniors are allotted a space in our school hallways to paint a mural that represents where they come from and where they are going. It represents each student's hopes, dreams, and achievements. They include images from their communities as well as history from their parents' and grandparents' native countries. The paintings reflect their roots as well as their futures.

The block painted by each graduating senior leaves an echo of his/her footprint, inspiring incoming students of their own journeys ahead.

I would like to provide this year's senior class with paints and brushes for their mural. As my students paint their stories with the acrylic paint, brushes, and palettes, it will remind them of how far they have come since they arrived at our school 7 years ago as a 6th grade student. The reflective nature of this exercise is a meditation on growth and possibilities.

I would also like to provide my students with snacks while they paint because they are teenagers with fast metabolisms who are always eager for food between meals.

Ms. Darling
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Chroma Acrylic Essential Set, Assorted Vibrant Colors, Set of 12 Pints • Amazon Business $56.99 1 $56.99
Quaker Chewy Granola Bars, Variety Pack, 58 Count • Amazon Business $10.99 5 $54.95
Sargent Art 22-2399 8-Ounce Acrylic Paint, 12 Piece Set • Amazon Business $41.20 1 $41.20
Sargent Art 22-2206 Neon Acrylic Paint, Multicolored • Amazon Business $31.79 1 $31.79
Chroma 1969 Molten Metals Acrylic Paint Set, 8 oz. Bottle, Assorted Color, 6.75" Height, 4" Width, 6" Length (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $27.68 1 $27.68
Handy Art® 8 Color-8 Ounce Primary Acrylic Paint Set, Assorted • Amazon Business $26.51 1 $26.51
Artify 38 Pcs Paint Brushes Art Set for Acrylic Oil Watercolor Gouache| a Kit of Hog Pony and Nylon Hairs |Including Two Large Size Nylon Brushes and a Carrying Pouch • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Complete Acrylic Paint Set – 24х Rich Pigment Colors – 12x Art Brushes with Bonus Paint Art Knife & Sponge – for Painting Canvas, Clay, Ceramic & Crafts, Non-Toxic & Quick Dry – for Kids & Adults • Amazon Business $21.97 1 $21.97
Sargent Art Metallic Acrylic Paint Set, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $20.81 1 $20.81
Nabisco Variety Cookies Mix with Oreo, Chips Ahoy! and Nutter Butter Full-Size, 12 Count Individual Snack Packs, Box of 4 • Amazon Business $20.71 1 $20.71
Sargent Art 22-6819 Liquid Metals 4 oz Metallic Acrylic Paints, 6 Colors • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Oreo Mini Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, 12 Count Individual Snack Bags (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $18.76 1 $18.76
Miss Vickie's Kettle Cooked Potato Chip Variety Pack, 28 Count • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Bare Natural Banana Chips, Cinnamon, Gluten Free + Baked, Single Serve Bag - 1.3 Oz (6 Count) • Amazon Business $17.94 1 $17.94
M&M'S Variety Pack Chocolate Candy Singles Size 30.58-Ounce 18-Count Box • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
Filbert Brushes for Acrylic Oil Watercolor by Amagic 9 Pcs Artist Face and Body Professional Painting Kits with Synthetic Nylon Tips • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Grizzly Tarps 8 x 10 Feet Blue Multi Purpose Waterproof Poly Tarp Cover 5 Mil Thick 8 x 8 Weave • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Lay's Kettle Cooked Potato Chips Variety Pack, 40 Count • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98
Ruffles Potato Chips Variety Pack, 40 Count • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98
Frito-Lay Fun Times Mix Variety Pack, 40 Count • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98
Intertape Polymer Group PMD24 ProMask Blue Designer Painter's Tape .94-Inch x 60-Yard • Amazon Business $3.58 4 $14.32
Fan Brushes - Amagic Artist Soft Anti-Shedding Nylon Hair Paint Brush Set for Acrylic Watercolor Oil Painting (6 Pcs) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
US Art Supply 24 piece Oil & Acrylic Paint Long Handle Artist Paint Brush Set with Canvas Roll-Up Storage Wrap • Amazon Business $12.31 1 $12.31
Ticonderoga Wood-Cased My First Tri-Write Pencils, #2 HB Soft, With Eraser, Yellow, 36 Count (13082) • Amazon Business $11.61 1 $11.61
AROIC Paintbrushes Set, 50 pcs Nylon Hair Brushes for Acrylic Oil Watercolor Artist Professional Painting Kits, Pack • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Keebler, Cookies and Crackers, Variety Pack, 31.2 oz (30 Count) • Amazon Business $9.92 1 $9.92
12 Pcs Paint Tray Palettes Plastic for DIY Craft Professional Art Painting • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Acerich 5 Pack Paint Tray Palette Plastic Artist Paint Palettes for Painting - 10 Wells with Thumb Hole(White) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Artlicious - Paint Tray Palettes with Thumb Hole - Best for Acrylic, Oil, Watercolor Paints & Paint Brushes (3 Pack) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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