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Mrs. Sperger from Wichita KS is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Masks We Wear

Help me give my students the opportunity to build self expressive storytelling masks.

  • $193 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is an alternative school for children that suffer from genetic mental illness, emotional disturbances, and cognitive developmental issues, to name a few. Our students have a great capacity to love. Most suffer from these disorders due to a traumatic experience in their past that has prevented them from progressing with their classmates at a base school.

As the art teacher, my job is to help them learn to regulate their emotions in a healthy way and eventually get them back to their base school to be with their old friends.

My Project

Each year, I find ways for our students to express themselves and artistic and insightful ways. In an effort to continue this tradition, I want to provide my students with the opportunity to build masks.

These masks will give my students a chance to show others around them what they see in themselves without necessarily having to discuss it.

The hardest thing for our students to do is express themselves. While many of us take such a simple thing for granted, our children fear expression because they see being different as the enemy when all they want is to fit in.

Mrs. Sperger
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Smart-Fab Fabric Weatherproof Cut Sheet, 9 x 12 Inches, Assorted Color, Pack of 270 • Amazon Business $18.99 3 $56.97
Aleene's Original, 1 Gallon Tacky Glue, 128oz • Amazon Business $29.94 1 $29.94
JPSOR 600 Pcs Gems Acrylic Flatback Rhinestones Gemstone Embellishments, 6 Shapes, 6-13mm, with Tweezers and Bag (600 Pcs) • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Roylco Face Forms 10/pk • Amazon Business $14.47 1 $14.47

Materials cost

$117.36

Vendor shipping charges

$5.99

State sales tax

$8.27

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.76

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$163.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$28.83

Total project goal

$192.21

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$192.21

2 Donors

-$107.57

Donations toward project cost

-$100.82

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.75

match offer

-$73.60

Match offer toward project cost

-$62.56

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.04

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$11.04

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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