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Ms. Spencer from Oakland CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Student Memorial Mural

Help me give my students Spray paint, masks, outdoor acrylic paint, brushes, and other materials to complete a mural to honor students we have lost this year.

  • $911 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is a youth-led high school. It is the first youth-initiated charter high school in the country. We foster a sense of belonging and community for our youth and their families who come from many different backgrounds and languages. Our students are motivated to transform their lives and their communities. Over 90% of our youth will be the first in their family to go to college.

Our students are resilient beyond measure and have demonstrated their will power to achieve their dreams in the heart of East Oakland.

Despite the violence and poverty found in our community our students work hard and have high expectations of themselves and one another. Our students also hold and lift each other up, intentionally building community.

My Project

Sadly, two students at our school passed away this year. They were each strong amazing individuals and brought so much light to our community.

We want to use art to remember and honor the students we have lost and create a space for healing.

We intend on using the requested spray paint and other supplies to create a visual that will help us heal and remember those we lost for years to come. This mural will be located behind our healing garden which will help beautify and define the purpose of the space for our community.

Having spray paint will allow us to make something colorful and the masks and tarps will ensure that we are safe and only get paint where we intend for it to go.

Ms. Spencer
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 200 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
KILZ MAX Maximum Stain and Odor Blocking Interior Latex Primer/Sealer, White, 1-gallon • Amazon Business $36.98 2 $73.96
05170-0729 - Blick Economy White Bristle Brush Class Pack - Bright, Classpack of 72 • Blick Art Materials $58.13 1 $58.13
01432-2120 - Liquitex Professional Spray Paint - Carbon Black, 400 ml can • Blick Art Materials $7.99 3 $23.97
Lightweight Outdoor Tarp Hanjet 8' x 10' 5-mil Multi-purpose Waterproof Reinforced Rip-Stop with Grommets Blue • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
AMSTON N95 Dust Masks - NIOSH-Certified Particulate Respirator For Construction, DIY, Emergency Kits, Home Use (Model 1801-20 Pack) • Amazon Business $18.42 1 $18.42
01432-5100 - Liquitex Professional Spray Paint - Cerulean Blue Hue, 400 ml can • Blick Art Materials $7.99 2 $15.98
01432-1020 - Liquitex Professional Spray Paint - Titanium White, 400 ml can • Blick Art Materials $7.99 2 $15.98
01432-2530 - Liquitex Professional Spray Paint - Neutral Gray 3, 400 ml can • Blick Art Materials $7.99 2 $15.98
01432-3310 - Liquitex Professional Spray Paint - Medium Magenta, 400 ml can • Blick Art Materials $7.99 2 $15.98
01432-3330 - Liquitex Professional Spray Paint - Cadmium Red Deep Hue 3, 400 ml can • Blick Art Materials $7.99 2 $15.98
01432-4100 - Liquitex Professional Spray Paint - Cadmium Yellow Light Hue, 400 ml can • Blick Art Materials $7.99 2 $15.98
01432-4600 - Liquitex Professional Spray Paint - Cadmium Orange Hue, 400 ml can • Blick Art Materials $7.99 2 $15.98
01432-4750 - Liquitex Professional Spray Paint - Brilliant Yellow Green, 400 ml can • Blick Art Materials $7.99 2 $15.98
01432-5060 - Liquitex Professional Spray Paint - Brilliant Blue, 400 ml can • Blick Art Materials $7.99 2 $15.98
01432-5070 - Liquitex Professional Spray Paint - Turquoise, 400 ml can • Blick Art Materials $7.99 2 $15.98
01432-6070 - Liquitex Professional Spray Paint - Brilliant Purple, 400 ml can • Blick Art Materials $7.99 2 $15.98
01432-7050 - Liquitex Professional Spray Paint - Emerald Green, 400 ml can • Blick Art Materials $7.99 2 $15.98
06039-1049 - WonderFoam Foam Rollers and Paint Tray - 14 Rollers • Blick Art Materials $10.80 1 $10.80
Presa Premium Paint Brushes Set, 5 Piece • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
01625-4036 - Chroma Acrylic Mural Paint - Glam Rock (Gold), 16 oz jar • Blick Art Materials $8.90 1 $8.90
01625-6506 - Chroma Acrylic Mural Paint - Purple Haze, 16 oz jar • Blick Art Materials $8.90 1 $8.90
01625-4036 - Chroma Acrylic Mural Paint - Glam Rock (Gold), 16 oz jar • Blick Art Materials $8.90 1 $8.90
01625-6506 - Chroma Acrylic Mural Paint - Purple Haze, 16 oz jar • Blick Art Materials $8.90 1 $8.90
01432-9130 - Liquitex Professional Spray Paint - Iridescent Antique Gold, 400 ml can • Blick Art Materials $8.79 1 $8.79
01432-9310 - Liquitex Professional Spray Paint - Iridescent Rich Silver, 400 ml can • Blick Art Materials $8.79 1 $8.79
01625-4636 - Chroma Acrylic Mural Paint - Fury, 16 oz jar • Blick Art Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
01625-4866 - Chroma Acrylic Mural Paint - Ice, 16 oz jar • Blick Art Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
01625-3916 - Chroma Acrylic Mural Paint - Stop, 16 oz jar • Blick Art Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
01625-4636 - Chroma Acrylic Mural Paint - Fury, 16 oz jar • Blick Art Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
01625-4866 - Chroma Acrylic Mural Paint - Ice, 16 oz jar • Blick Art Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
01625-7036 - Chroma Acrylic Mural Paint - Go, 16 oz jar • Blick Art Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
01625-9306 - Chroma Acrylic Mural Paint - Rock Star (Silver), 16 oz jar • Blick Art Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
01625-3046 - Chroma Acrylic Mural Paint - Pucker, 16 oz jar • Blick Art Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
01625-3916 - Chroma Acrylic Mural Paint - Stop, 16 oz jar • Blick Art Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
01625-4026 - Chroma Acrylic Mural Paint - Scorched, 16 oz jar • Blick Art Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
01432-7390 - Liquitex Professional Spray Paint - Sap Green, 400 ml can • Blick Art Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
01625-1696 - Chroma Acrylic Mural Paint - Polar, 16 oz jar • Blick Art Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
01625-7036 - Chroma Acrylic Mural Paint - Go, 16 oz jar • Blick Art Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
01432-5230 - Liquitex Professional Spray Paint - Cobalt Blue Hue 3, 400 ml can • Blick Art Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
01625-1696 - Chroma Acrylic Mural Paint - Polar, 16 oz jar • Blick Art Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
01625-3046 - Chroma Acrylic Mural Paint - Pucker, 16 oz jar • Blick Art Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
01625-4026 - Chroma Acrylic Mural Paint - Scorched, 16 oz jar • Blick Art Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
01625-1036 - Chroma Acrylic Mural Paint - Sand, 16 oz jar • Blick Art Materials $6.57 1 $6.57
01625-7026 - Chroma Acrylic Mural Paint - Slime, 16 oz jar • Blick Art Materials $6.57 1 $6.57
01625-5116 - Chroma Acrylic Mural Paint - Calypso, 16 oz jar • Blick Art Materials $6.57 1 $6.57
01625-7026 - Chroma Acrylic Mural Paint - Slime, 16 oz jar • Blick Art Materials $6.57 1 $6.57
01625-5116 - Chroma Acrylic Mural Paint - Calypso, 16 oz jar • Blick Art Materials $6.57 1 $6.57
01625-2036 - Chroma Acrylic Mural Paint - Blacktop Black, 16 oz jar • Blick Art Materials $6.57 1 $6.57
01625-8716 - Chroma Acrylic Mural Paint - Dirt, 16 oz jar • Blick Art Materials $6.57 1 $6.57
01625-2036 - Chroma Acrylic Mural Paint - Blacktop Black, 16 oz jar • Blick Art Materials $6.57 1 $6.57
01625-1036 - Chroma Acrylic Mural Paint - Sand, 16 oz jar • Blick Art Materials $6.57 1 $6.57
01625-8716 - Chroma Acrylic Mural Paint - Dirt, 16 oz jar • Blick Art Materials $6.57 1 $6.57

Materials cost

$663.68

Vendor shipping charges

$9.95

State sales tax

$60.73

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.96

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$774.32

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$136.64

Total project goal

$910.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$910.96

3 Donors

-$910.96

Donations toward project cost

-$774.32

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$136.64

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$0.00

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