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Mrs. Weeks from Darlington SC is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Smart Starts with Art!

Help me give my students an art center that is fully equipped with the supplies they need to be creative!

  • $170 goal

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My Students

My students arrive to school each day with smiles, energy, and a thirst for learning !I teach Prekindergarten students in a Title I school in a quaint South Carolina town. Our Prekindergarten classroom is funded through a program known as CDEP. Students eligible for the South Carolina Child Development Education Program (CDEP) must provide evidence of either Medicaid eligibility or a documented family income at or below 185% of the Federal Poverty definition promulgated annually by the US Department of Health and Human Services. It's important that we are providing our students with the most enriching lessons, activities and trips that can help them to be successful learners in the future.

My Project

In the 4K classroom, work stations and centers are a key component for students to have access to hands on learning. One of the most popular centers is the art and creation station. This center allows students to open up to a world of creativity by drawing, painting, sculpting, etc.

While this center is very important, it is also one that requires lots of consumable items.

This is why we are choosing a project that will help us to restock two of our most popular used art items. The students in our PreK class love to draw with markers. They enjoy making beautiful pictures of their families, animals, and a variety of other things.

Also, they really enjoy painting with watercolor paints. They love to see the colors blend together and to create new colors as they paint.

These two items would keep our art center in full swing for the remainder of this school year.

Mrs. Weeks
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola Classic Kid's Markers, Broad Tip, Assorted Inks, 8/Box (58-7808) • Staples Advantage $6.35 12 $76.20
Sargent Art Non-toxic Watercolor Paint, 8/Pack (66-8000 ) • Staples Advantage $14.39 2 $28.78

Materials cost

$104.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$7.40

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.57

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$143.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.40

Total project goal

$169.35

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$169.35

2 Donors

-$169.35

Donations toward project cost

-$143.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.40

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$0.00

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