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Ms. Koler from Baltimore MD is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Colors of Us

Help me give my students multicultural art supplies (such as skin-tone crayons, markers, and paint) that affirm their identities and allow them to see themselves in their classroom and school.

  • $394 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school serves a diverse population of students in Pre-K to 8th grade. Our students live across Baltimore City and bring a variety of cultures, languages, and life experiences with them into the classroom. Many students attend our school from Pre-K or K until 8th grade, allowing us to become a close and supportive community.

When you walk the halls of our building, you can feel their creativity and joy flow from each room.

Our students are artists, musicians, athletes, innovators, activists, and global citizens. They thrive when they are engaged with hands-on materials and opportunities to connect their learning across disciplines and into the real world.

My Project

These materials will be shared by all teachers in our PreK-8 learning community. Our teachers strive to integrate the arts as a way to engage students and foster creativity and voice. Arts integration allows students to connect with content in a different way, and often makes learning more meaningful.

Our school is committed to affirming all students' identities.

The arts have a unique power of simultaneously allowing us to express our differences while bringing us together. The arts give everyone a voice. Having access to multicultural art supplies will allow teachers to implement more arts integrated lessons that focus on identity, culture, and affirmation. Students will be able to create portraits that are not limited by the colors in a basic pack of markers, crayons, or paint. Instead of having to choose between white, yellow, orange, brown, and black to create something that "kind-of" looks like them, students will have a variety of colors and shades that accurately depict and celebrate the colors of us.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SunWorks 9512 Multicultural Construction Paper, 12" x 18", 5 Assorted Colors, 50 Sheets • Amazon Business $4.67 10 $46.70
Crayola; Classpack; Ultra-Clean; Multicultural Broad Line Markers; Art Tools; 80 Markers in 8 Different Colors; Washable • Amazon Business $40.95 1 $40.95
CRAYOLA LLC CRAYOLA MULTICULTURAL 8 CT COLORED (Set of 12) • Amazon Business $26.21 1 $26.21
Pacon Super Value Poster Board, 22"X28", White, 50 Sheets • Amazon Business $24.05 1 $24.05
CRAYOLA LLC MULTICULTURAL CRAYONS REG 8PK (Set of 24) • Amazon Business $22.65 1 $22.65
Crayola Multi-Ethnic Washable Tempera Paints, 8 Ounces, Assorted Skin Tone Colors, Set of 8 • Amazon Business $22.49 1 $22.49
Random 10 Fat Eighth Fabric Bundle African Quilt Fabric | Fat Eight Fabric Mixed Ankara Print Fabric Craft Supplies WB166 • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
5.5” Person Multicultural Creative Cut-Outs, 31 Cut-Outs in a Pack for Around The World, Unity in Diversity Kids’ Craft Projects for School/Classroom • Amazon Business $8.13 2 $16.26
Set of 24 - Passport Stampers • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Printed Origami Paper Assortment, 8"x8" • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
5.5" Face Multicultural Creative Cut-Outs, 31 Cut-Outs in a Pack for Around The World, Unity in Diversity Kids’ Craft Projects for School/Classroom • Amazon Business $8.29 1 $8.29
Roylco Assorted Design African Textile Paper, 8-1/2 x 11 Inches, Pack of 32 • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
60 Pcs Flat Paint Brushes, Small Brush Bulk for Detail Painting • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
Roylco R-15277 Hispanic Paper, 0.13" Height, 9" Wide, 14" Length (32 Sheets per Package) • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
3” Hand Multicultural Creative Cut-Outs, 31 Cut-Outs in a Pack for Kids’ Craft, Unity, Handprint Wreath, Turkey Handprint for School Craft Projects. • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
Roylco Inc. Global Village Craft Papers • Amazon Business $4.64 1 $4.64

Materials cost

$283.28

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$17.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.25

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$334.53

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.03

Total project goal

$393.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$393.56

6 Donors

-$196.00

Donations toward project cost

-$169.60

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.40

match offer

-$194.04

Match offer toward project cost

-$164.93

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.11

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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