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Mrs. Rieder from Fond Du Lac WI is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sabish Elf Project 2018

Help me give my students the opportunity to help others. Our seventh grade "elves" would like to help 230 kindergarteners who LOVE to color have crayons, markers, and colored pencils for home and school.

  • $1,050 goal

This project expired on March 21, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My awesome students are in seventh grade at my middle school in Fond du Lac, WI. Our school is one of three middle schools in a town of approximately 42,000 people, with over 50% of our school's students living below the poverty level. We have students who are close and able to walk, but we also have about eight buses that bring students daily. My students are full of energy and arrive ready to learn. We are culturally diverse and provide services for students with a variety of educational modification needs. I am proud to be part of the family!

My Project

This is a lesson in giving for my seventh grade students. The items in on my list are just some of the basics needed by local kindergarten students. We act as elves to meet their needs. These crayons, markers, and colored pencils are needed at school and home. We will also be getting winter gear, clothing, books, and toys.

Here is how it works:

-Write letters to raise funds for the project

-Set up the “North Pole” in a back room at school

-Skype the kindergarten classes from the “North Pole” dressed as elves to ask students what they need and want (many need coats, hats/mittens, boots, clothes, school supplies, etc.)

-Make a list and sort it

-Meet to shop as a group after school

-Wrap the gifts so that each student receives three presents (have to keep it “equal”--”Let’s be honest, Mrs. Rieder, we still count and compare and we’re in seventh grade.”)

-Deliver gifts to these elementary schools as a surprise right before winter break starts

We have made memories for over 394 kindergarten and 401 seventh grade students so far. Since inception, 1165 kids have been involved, and we have raised over $35,500. We have been joined by 30 community members already this year for writing letters, and hope to have even more join us for wrapping the 600 plus gifts!

This is an incredible lesson in giving, and I know it is changing the lives of my students. One boy who wasn’t too excited about this project when it was first discussed came running up to me and said, “Mrs. Rieder, thank you for today! It was the best day of my life! You know that feeling you said we’d get inside from giving? Well, I got it today!

Mrs. Rieder
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 230 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola Classic Markers, Broad Line, 10/Box • Staples Advantage $4.99 80 $399.20
Crayola Colored Pencils, 12/Box • Staples Advantage $1.94 80 $155.20
Crayola Crayons, 24/Box • Staples Advantage $1.64 80 $131.20
Crayola Classpack Washable Markers, Broad Point, Assorted Colors, 200/Box • Staples Advantage $65.14 2 $130.28
Crayola Colored Pencils Classpack, 240/Box • Staples Advantage $33.55 1 $33.55

Materials cost

$849.43

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.74

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$892.17

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$157.44

Total project goal

$1,049.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,049.61

6 Donors

-$849.61

Donations toward project cost

-$722.17

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$127.44

match offer

-$200.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$170.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.00

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$0.00

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