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Ms. Searle from Chicago IL is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

South Side Chicago Artroom Materials

Help me give my students quality art materials to use in our classroom including paint, real paintbrushes, and new, unbroken crayons.

  • $1,657 goal

This project expired on July 10, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are 97% African American and about 2% Latino. My school has two programs: one for the neighborhood children and the other is for the regional gifted center. It is a school recognized for its academic excellence. My students have not had a steady art teacher for a year and a half and exhibit so much talent and are in my heart already. I love teaching them. Many of them love drawing. Many of them ask me each day if we are going to paInt!

My Project

My art room was equipped with some basic white copy paper, golf pencils, and broken crayons when I stepped into my role five weeks ago. I want to give my students a beautiful art room with lots of beautiful crayons and paint and strong thick paper to engage them and help them access their creative abilities. They are wonderful children who keep asking where to put their wobbly papers to dry and if I have colored pencils or sharpie markers. These students deserve to use quality paint brushes and Crayola paints on paper that will not crumple under a bit of water. The older grades would love to use sharpie markers to go over their pencil lines on our drawing from observation long-term and short-term projects.

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

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27 donors27 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 650 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
51329-1030 - Compact 20-Shelf Wall Drying Rack • Blick Art Materials $162.99 2 $325.98
10028-1028 - Blick Watercolor Paper - 15" x 22", White, Cold Press, Single Sheet • Blick Art Materials $0.40 650 $260.00
20103-0649 - Crayola Regular Crayon Set - Set of 64 • Blick Art Materials $4.31 30 $129.30
20519-1209 - Crayola Colored Pencil Set - Assorted Colors, Set of 24 • Blick Art Materials $4.31 30 $129.30
21316-0249 - Sharpie Fine Point Marker Set - Assorted Colors, Set of 24 • Blick Art Materials $18.18 7 $127.26
00020-0129 - Crayola Artista II Liquid Washable Tempera - Set of 12 colors, 16 oz bottles • Blick Art Materials $32.72 3 $98.16
20519-1119 - Crayola Colored Pencil Set - Assorted Colors, Classpack of 462 • Blick Art Materials $66.08 1 $66.08
21316-2026 - Sharpie Fine Point Marker Set - Class Pack, Set of 36, Black • Blick Art Materials $32.36 2 $64.72
21315-2015 - Sharpie Ultra-Fine Point Marker - Black , Ultra-Fine Point, Pack of 5 • Blick Art Materials $4.44 10 $44.40
21417-1001 - X-Acto Pro Electric Pencil Sharpener • Blick Art Materials $37.48 1 $37.48
06060-1030 - Royal Langnickel Golden Taklon Classroom Value Pack - Rounds and Flats, Set of 30 • Blick Art Materials $13.74 2 $27.48
06060-2030 - Royal Langnickel Natural Hair Classroom Value Pack - Rounds and Flats, Set of 30 • Blick Art Materials $13.74 2 $27.48

Materials cost

$1,337.64

Vendor shipping charges

$20.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$20.06

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,407.70

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$248.42

Total project goal

$1,656.12

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,656.12

26 Donors

-$1,242.29

Donations toward project cost

-$1,063.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$178.84

match offer

-$405.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$344.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$60.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.83

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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