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

Spreading Holiday Kindness and Cheer!

Help me give my students a chance to spread kindness through creating mason jar vases with tissue, glue, and ribbon. Students will also create ornaments with foam shapes and place them in bags to help spread holiday cheer.

  • $657 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are continually growing, learning, and questioning everything around them. They are artists, thinkers, scientists, and problem solvers. They learn and grow from each other and help each other grow both academically and socially in the classroom.

Students help inspire each other to grow and reach their goals both in and out of the classroom.

They are our future, and I want to give them a great start to the school year. Who wouldn't want to be part of a warm classroom with lots of hands-on fun?

My Project

My students and Kindness Squad will be creating various projects to help spread holiday cheer! Students will create ornaments for friends, family, and teachers! The teacher ornaments will be plastic round ornaments with erasers inside with kind quotes using labels. Student ornaments will be created using model dough and painting. Family ornaments will be used using foam shapes and tissues. We will be using the card and labels to help spread holiday and cheer to our school building. Everyone should be acknowledged and loved during the holiday season.

The best project will be creating mason jar vases to share with the children's hospital to help spread holiday cheer to children who need it!

The best part is the Kindness Squad seeing pictures of how happy those children are for receiving a holiday cheer! Please help us make some holiday magic this holiday season! You are truly appreciated!

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

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49 donors49 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Betrome 16 OZ Mason Jar 12 Pieces with Silver Regular Lid for Jam, Jelly, Honey, Beans, Spice, Wedding Favors, Shower Favors, Party Favors • Amazon Business $15.99 6 $95.94
Darice Iridescent, Heavy Duty, Round Glass Balls – Removable Top - Can Be Painted, Embellished and Filled – Make Customized Holiday Ornaments – Perfect for Crafting and Winter Décor, 60mm (10 pieces) • Amazon Business $8.35 6 $50.10
Paper Bags 8x4.25x10.5 100Pcs BagDream Gift Bags, Party Bags, Shopping Bags, Kraft Bags, Retail Bags, Party Bags, Brown Paper Bags with Handles Bulk • Amazon Business $23.99 2 $47.98
150 Blank Greeting Cards & Envelopes 5x7 A7 White ( Package may vary ) • Amazon Business $21.99 2 $43.98
Habbi 300pcs Eraser Caps, Pencil Top Erasers, Pencil Cap Erasers, Eraser Tops, Color Pencil Eraser Toppers, School Erasers for Kids, Use in Home, School, Office • Amazon Business $11.97 3 $35.91
Crayola Model Magic Classpack, White, 1 Ounce Single Packs (75 Count Box) No-Mess, Soft, Squishy, Lightweight Modeling Material For Kids 4 & Up, Easy to Paint and Decorate, Air Dries Smooth • Amazon Business $30.99 1 $30.99
Avery Glossy Crystal Clear Return Address Labels for Laser & Inkjet Printers, 2/3" x 1-3/4" 600 Labels (6520) • Amazon Business $14.19 2 $28.38
Sumind 8 Rolls 200 Yards Total 10 mm Satin Ribbon Roll Shimmer Sheer Organza Ribbon for Valentine's Day Party Wedding DIY Decoration (Color B) • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Neliblu Watercolor Paint Sets Bulk Set of 24 with 8 Washable Colors, and Paintbrushes for Kids and Adults - Perfect for Birthday Party Favors, Classroom Activities, Art Classes • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
Elmer's Liquid School Glue, Washable, 1 Gallon, 2 Count - Great for Making Slime • Amazon Business $19.88 1 $19.88
Lightaling Building Bricks Compatible with Lego - 1000 Pieces Bulk Building Blocks in Random Color - Mixed Shape - Includes 2 Figures • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Whaline 150 Pcs Gift Tags Maple Leaves Favor Paper Tags Favor with 131 Feet Natural Jute Twine for Autumn, Thanksgiving, Wedding, Craft Presents (3 Colors) • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
5 Oz Clear Plastic Cups by Framo, For Any Occasion, BPA-Free Disposable Transparent Ice Tea, Juice, Soda, and Coffee Glasses for Party, Picnic, BBQ, Travel, and Events, (300, clear) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Exquiss 6400 Sheets Tissue Paper Squares 2.2 inch Bulk 16 Colors for Art Paper Craft Scrunch Art Kids Craft DIY Craft Tracing Scrapbooking Embellishments Rainbow School Supplies with Storage Box • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Christmas Ribbon; 60 Yards 3/8'' Grosgrain Satin Fabric Xmas Ribbons for Crafts Decoration Holiday Box Gift Wrapping, Hair Bow Clips, Sewing, Wedding, Baby Shower (12Colors x 5Yds Packed in Roll) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
White Gift Tags,Kraft Paper Tags for Wedding,100 Pcs Craft Hang Tags with Free 100 Feet Natural Jute Twine • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Hygloss Products Bleeding Tissue Assortment- Multi-Color Assortment 12 x 18 Inch, 100 Sheets • Amazon Business $10.76 1 $10.76
80 Piece Pack Large Foam Christmas Crafting Shapes - Snowflake Christmas Tree Stocking and more • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
SnoWonder Instant Snow Fake Artificial Snow, Also Great for Making Cloud Slime - Mix Makes 4 Gallons of Fake Snow • Amazon Business $8.84 1 $8.84
R’ND’s 300 Pack Ornament Hooks Christmas Tree Decorating Hangers- Metal Wire Ornament Hooks for Christmas Tree Decoration Hanging (Silver) • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79

Materials cost

$514.41

Vendor shipping charges

$5.49

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.72

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$557.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$98.40

Total project goal

$656.02

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$656.02

45 Donors

-$555.85

Donations toward project cost

-$500.67

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$55.18

Matching donations from our partners

-$67.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$56.95

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.05

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$33.17

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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