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Mrs. Vanderveen from Phoenix AZ is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reviving HomeEc & Woodshop, With MakerSpace Innovation!

My students need the tools to become innovators and makers! We want to teach sewing, woodworking, and STEM with these sewing machines, hand tools, and Makey Makey kits. Because everyone deserves an opportunity to create!

  • $2,310 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from low income demographics and challenging backgrounds (including refugees, and students living in homeless shelters). We are an urban school, located in project housing within a large metropolitan city, with 100% free breakfast and lunch .

My students are some of the most hard working and committed young people I know, and are living in a world that is far from the future I try to help them create.

I know that no matter what their struggle, my students have the strength, intelligence, and ability to achieve.

My Project

We all know that school budgets have killed HomeEc. and Woodshop, but what if a group of teachers decided to bring them back?! We cleaned out a storage room and are creating our own MakerSpace!

Our MakerSpace will provide all students an opportunity to create, innovate, build, design, sew, and even sell their creations for fundraising!

MakeyMakey and Tinkering Labs are great for developing inventive thinking and problem solving. The woodworking tools help kids put their math towards real world projects. Designing and sewing their own clothes helps our low income students to find a solution to a real challenge.

Mrs. Vanderveen
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tinkering Labs Electric Motors Catalyst STEM Kit | Intro to Engineering, Robotics, Circuit Building Projects for Kids and Teens | DIY Science Experiments Using Real Motors, Real Hardware, Real Wood • Amazon Business $59.00 6 $354.00
Janome Graceful Gray Basic, Easy-to-Use, 10-Stitch Portable, Compact Sewing Machine with Free Arm only 5 pounds • Amazon Business $50.01 6 $300.06
Cricut Explore Air 2 Machine • Amazon Business $216.94 1 $216.94
SKIL 3410-02 10-Inch Table Saw with Folding Stand • Amazon Business $209.71 1 $209.71
Makey Makey - An Invention Kit for Everyone • Amazon Business $49.99 3 $149.97
Qiilu 1500mw Laser Engraver Printer Laser Engraving Machine DIY USB CNC Router Cutting Carver Off-line Operation with Goggles for Art Craft Science for Win 7, XP, Win 8, Win 10, ios 9.0, android 4.0 • Amazon Business $129.99 1 $129.99
Hitachi C10FCG 15-Amp 10" Single Bevel Compound Miter Saw • Amazon Business $119.00 1 $119.00
Cartman Orange 39-Piece Tool Set - General Household Hand Tool Kit with Plastic Toolbox Storage Case • Amazon Business $15.99 6 $95.94
White Child 10-12 Years Old Fully Pinnable Mannequin Dress Form On Natural Tripod Stand (JF1012) • Amazon Business $75.00 1 $75.00
Genesis GPS080 Corner Palm Sander, Grey • Amazon Business $17.01 4 $68.04
BLACK+DECKER BDEJS600C 5.0-Amp Jig Saw with 75-626 Assorted Jigsaw Blades Set, Wood and Metal, 24-Pack • Amazon Business $46.53 1 $46.53
Haitronic 10 Pack Alligator Clips Double Ended Test Lead Crocodile jumper lead, (5 pairs 5 color) 18.9inch for Testing Circuit connector - DIY Arduino Raspberry pi Banana pi/ Makey Makey • Amazon Business $6.98 2 $13.96

Materials cost

$1,779.14

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$127.21

3rd party payment processing fee

$26.69

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,963.04

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$346.42

Total project goal

$2,309.46

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,309.46

7 Donors

-$2,029.46

Donations toward project cost

-$1,725.04

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$304.42

match offer

-$280.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$238.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.00

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$0.00

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