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Ms. Philip from Menlo Park CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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Help me give my students a button machine to create wearable art and school pride.

  • $546 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have over 450 curious minds that come into my classroom, each week, ready to learn about art: both the history and the practice of making it. The students I have are in a wide range of ages, 5-14, and grades, kindergarten through 8th. For some of my students, this is the first year they have attended my art class, and they are eager to participate! For others, this is another year for them to learn and experience new things. My students are bright and energetic, with creative minds that shock me sometimes, with the great ideas they come up with. Many of the children I teach have a very hard home life. For some, their parents are both working two or three jobs to make ends meet, some are struggling with homelessness, or come from difficult family situations. The goal of my classroom is that no matter what they struggle with at home, or what is going on outside of school, the students have the opportunity and materials to thrive. It can be hard at times, but with the support of people like you, I am able to give these students an amazing art class each year.

My Project

Have you ever made a button? I know what you are thinking... not a button like on your shirt but a pin button. It is incredible to see your art become a pin in a matter of seconds. We need a button machine for multiple uses during the upcoming year. We would like to have our students make buttons during after school activities such as fall, winter festival, and academic night. At these community bonding nights, we will have a button making station. We would also like to use it so that every student in the school can make a school pride button. The students will get to design and color their pin before using the machine to press their design into a their very own button.

We have a saying at our school, "WFL" - Willow For Life.

This means that you will always be part of our community no matter where you go or what happens, you will always be part of our school.

By making buttons with the students, they will all have something and it will not matter whether they can afford a shirt or not. The button can then be worn on school pride days or put on their backpack for field trips or just because.

Please help the students make buttons to help form a community around pride for our school.

Ms. Philip
Grades 3-5
  • Willow Oaks School
  • Menlo Park, CA
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BUTTON AND BADGE MACHINE KIT 2 1/4IN • School Specialty $359.47 1 $359.47

Materials cost

$359.47

Vendor shipping charges

$35.95

State sales tax

$32.89

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.39

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$463.70

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$81.83

Total project goal

$545.53

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$545.53

2 Donors

-$358.00

Donations toward project cost

-$311.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$46.20

match offer

-$178.71

Match offer toward project cost

-$151.90

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.81

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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