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Ms. Schaeffer from Washington DC is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Basics of Making Advanced Art

My students need basic art supplies for their art class, including a paper cutter, paint, watercolors, oil pastels, paint brushes, and crayons.

  • $604 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

About halfway through the year supplies in an art classroom can start to dwindle. Equipment and materials start to lose their luster. Our school is no different and a few of our basic materials need a flip.

Through living in high poverty areas, our students are high achievers who attend a public charter school.

I see many students riding the metro home from school when I do and traveling long distances just to get to our school. The school has about 70-80% students on free or reduced lunch.

My Project

In the beginning of the school year my brand new art classroom seemed pretty well stocked despite the small budget given by the school. Halfway through the year, it is obvious that my materials have seen a lot of wear and tear. I have asked for simple classroom items such as crayons, watercolors, paint brushes, oil pastels, and pencil sharpeners. I have also requested a paper cutter. My current paper cutter is old and the handle is broken. It is very hard to run an art room without a paper cutter.

It is important that urban children have access to the same materials and opportunities to experience art as suburban children.

My students have gained lots of experiences thanks to Donorschoose in the past.

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Ms. Schaeffer
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 300 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PAPER TRIMMER SQUARE WOOD 18 • School Specialty Inc. $146.25 1 $146.25
PAINT TEMPERA PRANG READY-TO-USE BLACK GALLON • School Specialty Inc. $24.69 1 $24.69
BRUSH 144 ASSORTMENT - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty Inc. $18.20 1 $18.20
BRUSH DYNASTY B-200 CYLINDER SET OF 72 • School Specialty Inc. $41.13 1 $41.13
PAINT CRAYOLA WATERCOLORS OVAL PAN SET OF 8 • School Specialty Inc. $3.79 16 $60.64
PAINT YELLOW WATERCOLOR OVAL REFILLS SET OF 6 • School Specialty Inc. $2.76 1 $2.76
PAINT BLUE WATERCOLOR OVAL REFILLS SET OF 6 • School Specialty Inc. $2.76 1 $2.76
PAINT RED ORANGE WATERCOLOR OVAL REFILLS SET OF 6 • School Specialty Inc. $2.76 1 $2.76
PAINT BROWN WATERCOLOR OVAL REFILLS SET OF 6 • School Specialty Inc. $2.76 1 $2.76
PAINT GREEN WATERCOLOR OVAL REFILLS SET OF 6 • School Specialty Inc. $2.76 1 $2.76
PAINT RED WATERCOLOR OVAL REFILLS SET OF 6 • School Specialty Inc. $2.76 1 $2.76
PAINT ORANGE WATERCOLOR OVAL REFILLS SET OF 6 • School Specialty Inc. $2.76 1 $2.76
PAINT VIOLET WATERCOLOR OVAL REFILLS SET OF 6 • School Specialty Inc. $2.76 1 $2.76
PAINT BLACK WATERCOLOR OVAL REFILLS SET OF 6 • School Specialty Inc. $2.76 1 $2.76
SHARPENER PENCIL BARREL 1-HOLE - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty Inc. $0.66 10 $6.60
CRAYONS PRANG MASTER-PACK OF 800 • School Specialty Inc. $45.59 1 $45.59
PASTELS CRAYOLA OIL LARGE SIZE CLASS PACK OF 336 • School Specialty Inc. $39.19 1 $39.19

Materials cost

$407.13

Vendor shipping charges

$40.71

State sales tax

$24.43

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.11

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$513.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$90.60

Total project goal

$603.98

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$603.98

5 Donors

-$561.38

Donations toward project cost

-$513.38

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$42.60

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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