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  • $569 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. H.
Grades 6-8
  • Globe School for Envir Res
  • Bronx, NY
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

School is Boring?! Not if You Foster Creativity and Fun!

My students need 21 art supplies such as modeling clay, construction paper in many colors, paint supplies, drawing supplies, craft supplies and books to generate ideas.

I am an ESL teacher in a struggling neighborhood. I have grades 6-8 in one classroom because we provide a self-contained setting for the beginner and intermediate English levels. Our school is a very positive place with many opportunities for students to express themselves as individuals, but their art is limited to a teacher who comes in only about once a month and only 10-15 students of the over 550 in the school are chosen to participate.

The obstacle these students face is their lack of English, which means they have limited means of expressing themselves and also must deal with a stigma that affects their confidence. My students love to draw and love to learn about art and many are truly excellent artists. Last year they spent weeks learning and writing about the Mona Lisa. I want to build on this enthusiasm.

I know with the right supplies I can keep these students motivated and keep their confidence high. Their successes will build on each other and their pride in their art projects will definitely cross over to other subjects and academic skills. Art supplies are a great way to reward good behavior, build teamwork and most of all to have fun. In this type of neighborhood parents don't feel it is safe to let their kids play outside, so they can also carry these skills home for more positive activities!

In closing, I encourage anyone to think back to their own experience in school. The more activities that were hands-on, the more the information actually stuck! We also play to put on a play next year that is academically relevant and these supplies will make set and prop creation possible!

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Colossal Brush Assortment • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $27.99 1 $27.99
Prang® Semi-Moist Washable Oval Watercolors, 8-Color Set • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $2.79 30 $83.70
Lyra Woodless Drawing Pencil, 6B • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $1.79 30 $53.70
School Smart™ Construction Paper, 12" x 18" – 50-Sheet Pkg. of Pink • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $2.54 1 $2.54
School Smart™ Construction Paper, 12" x 18" – 50 Sheet Pkg. of Red • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $2.54 1 $2.54
School Smart™ Construction Paper, 12" x 18" – 50 Sheet Pkg. of Black • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $2.54 1 $2.54
School Smart™ Construction Paper, 12" x 18" – 50 Sheet Pkg. of Magenta • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $2.54 1 $2.54
School Smart™ Construction Paper, 12" x 18" – 50 Sheet Pkg. of Dark Blue • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $2.54 1 $2.54
School Smart™ Construction Paper, 12" x 18" – 50 Sheet Pkg. of Yellow Orangee • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $2.54 1 $2.54
School Smart™ Construction Paper, 18" x 24" – 50-Sheet Pkg. of Bright White • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $4.97 1 $4.97
Math Masterpieces, Grades 6–7 • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $9.95 1 $9.95
Big Box of Art & Craft Materials • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $64.99 1 $64.99
Butterflies of the World Craft Kit • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $14.39 1 $14.39
Amaco® Permoplast® Modeling Clay Assortment, 1-Lb. Pkg. • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $4.49 3 $13.47
SCRTCH ART MULTI BRD/8.5X11 10SHT • Blick Art Materials $5.76 2 $11.52
SCRATCH STICKS/100PK • Blick Art Materials $2.95 1 $2.95
Item Shipping/Handling Charges • Blick Art Materials $7.95 1 $7.95
PRISMACOLOR MARKER/SET24 W/CARRY CASE • Blick Art Materials $40.99 1 $40.99
Item Shipping/Handling Charges • Blick Art Materials $9.95 1 $9.95
Office Depot(R) Brand Wood Pencils, #2 Medium Soft Lead, Pack Of 72 • Office Depot Inc. $3.87 4 $15.48
Hands-On Celebrations • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $21.95 1 $21.95

Materials cost

$399.19

Vendor shipping charges

$39.92

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$466.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$102.29

Total project goal

$568.29

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$568.29

3 Donors

-$548.23

Donations toward project cost

-$466.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$82.23

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$20.06

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 60 students.

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