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Ms. Martinez from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Self Portraits That Celebrate Our Diversity

Help me give my students art materials to make self portraits that celebrate their unique beauty.

  • $475 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Despite living in the city's second densest neighborhood, my students come to school with smiles on their faces ready to get down to the business of creating, reading, writing, and problem solving.

My students are eager to learn and motivated to make the world a better place.

They are truly a special group that work collaboratively and independently to meet their academic and personal goals. They aren't scared of challenges and they know the meaning of "productive struggle." Watch out world!

My Project

I work at a public Visual Arts Magnet that is just completing our first year. I started this year and plan to start each subsequent year teaching my students about self portraits. This is an amazing way to get to know each student and celebrate their uniqueness.

Crayons, color pencils, and paper that reflect all of their gorgeous colors will let their beauty shine!

All too often students are only given a handful of "skin" colors that don't reflect the diversity of skin tones in the world. Having access to these materials will help validate their identity.

I can't wait to see the beautiful self portraits that my next group of young geniuses create!

Ms. Martinez
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC386 - People Colors® Jumbo Pencils • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.99 12 $107.88
BK195X - It’s a Multicultural World! Hardcover Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $105.00 1 $105.00
LC360Z - People Colors® Crayons - Dozen Sets • Lakeshore Learning Materials $82.50 1 $82.50
LA716 - Hair-Colors Crinkle Strips • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 2 $25.98
LC383 - People Colors® Craft Paper • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 2 $15.98

Materials cost

$337.34

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$30.87

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.06

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$403.27

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$71.17

Total project goal

$474.44

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$474.44

8 Donors

-$355.72

Donations toward project cost

-$305.77

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.95

match offer

-$114.71

Match offer toward project cost

-$97.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.21

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.01

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$0.00

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