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Mrs. Anderson from Chicago IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Think, Design, Inspire!

Help me give my students vinyl, mats, and basic tools to design and create inspirational messages of kindness that will be displayed throughout the school.

  • $338 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We have over 800 amazing students at our school. Ninety percent of our students are Latino and 76% are from low-income families. About 11% of our students are considered special needs. Our students are bright and creative and come from hard-working, loving families that want to see their children succeed.

My students are eager to learn and happy to be in school; however, school can be challenging for students who lack the social skills to make friends, manage their emotions, and/or resolve conflicts positively.

My Project

Imagine walking into a school where messages of kindness are displayed on the walls and where you are welcomed in various languages. It sounds amazing, and it could become a reality for over 800 students with this project.

There is a reason why we see inspirational quotes everywhere, including social media, and it's because words have the power to motivate, to guide, and they offer new perspectives.

Quotes are a great reinforcement tool by offering a bit of encouragement and enlightenment. In challenging times, people look for quotes as a "pick me up" that re-motivates them.

Using the requested mats, vinyl, and tools, students will have the opportunity to use their creativity to design inspirational quotes that will spread and encourage kindness throughout our school.

Mrs. Anderson
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ORACAL 651 Glossy Permanent Adhesive Vinyl 12 Inches by 6 Foot Roll 12 Pack, with with Design Card, Assorted • Amazon Business $65.99 2 $131.98
Cricut Lightgrip Cutting Mat 12x24 3 Pack • Amazon Business $33.37 1 $33.37
Cricut Tools, Basic Set (2002050) • Amazon Business $13.29 2 $26.58
Cricut StandardGrip Cutting 12x12 3 Pack • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Cricut Standard Grip Mat, 12"x24", 2 Mats • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
Cricut Lightgrip Cutting Mat 12X12 3 Pack • Amazon Business $14.93 1 $14.93

Materials cost

$243.34

Vendor shipping charges

$9.78

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$286.77

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$50.61

Total project goal

$337.38

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$337.38

2 Donors

-$147.14

Donations toward project cost

-$143.39

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Matching donations from our partners

-$168.68

Match offers toward project cost

-$143.38

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.30

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$21.55

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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Project Activity

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