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Ms. Gordon from Louisville KY is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Sewing Success

Help me give my students scissors, glue guns, and glue sticks to help make their fashion designs come to life!

  • $447 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Did you know that one in three students in urban schools in the United States experience some form of trauma before they enter school? My school is located in the heart of Louisville, Kentucky in an area with high crime and poverty. We, too, see more and more students entering each year with trauma induced social and emotional deficits. It is our job as teachers to help our students to overcome the adversity and excel academically.

As the art teacher, I create an outlet to help my students on their journey of healing through creativity.

With a degree in school counseling, I've been afforded with the task of developing meaningful activities that will give my students time to collaborate, create, and discover their imaginative selves through the process of art. Art is healing, and I've seen many students grow, blossom, and bloom from seeing the beauty within come out into the art they create.

My Project

Over the past two years we have been working to create a fashion design class as an outlet for creativity, individuality, and self-esteem building within my school. Thanks to donors choose (and some amazing local businesses and news outlets) we were able to get 8 sewing machines for our classroom! However, there's still some things we desperately need before we will be able to become the project runway stars that we envision!

With your donation to our project we will be able to actually cut the fabric (with REAL scissors instead of safety scissors), glue on buttons, decoration, and embellishments and begin our endeavor in creating things to give back to our local community!

It's amazing what these future fashion designers have created out of trash and with your help we will be able to do so much more!

Ms. Gordon
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 150 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
23635-1010 - Surebonder Safety Fuse Glue Gun - High Temperature • Blick Art Materials $3.35 25 $83.75
57150-1006 - Tonic Studios Arts & Crafts Scissor - 6", 2" Cut • Blick Art Materials $7.19 10 $71.90
05170-0729 - Blick Economy White Bristle Brush Class Pack - Bright, Classpack of 72 • Blick Art Materials $58.13 1 $58.13
23617-1015 - Standard Glue Gun Glue Sticks - 7/16" x 4", Pkg of 20 • Blick Art Materials $2.85 20 $57.00
57093-1005 - Gingher Shears and Scissors - 5", Sewing Scissors • Blick Art Materials $21.38 2 $42.76
57150-2085 - Tonic Studios General Purpose Scissor - 8 1/2", Left Handed, 4" Cut • Blick Art Materials $10.34 3 $31.02

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