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Mrs. Sanzone from Waterbury CT is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Tie Dye for Field Day Fun!

Help me give my students the opportunity to make their own personalized tie-dye t-shirt for our school-wide field day!

  • $314 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are energetic, eager to learn, and fun-loving. Despite some tough situations some of my students face at home, they come in everyday really giving it their all. Our school is 100% free breakfast and lunch. Coming from an urban district and a Title I school, unfortunately my students do not have as many supplies and opportunities as the surrounding districts.

The need for imagination, as a sense of truth, and as a feeling of responsibility — these are the three forces which are the very nerve of education.

- Rudolf Steiner

For this reason, I work extra hard to raise money for supplies that will be used by my students. These supplies benefit my students in so many ways, and it also teaches them a deeper lesson of how good the world can be. Over the years when I have told my students that we have gotten a project funded and we were getting supplies, the looks on their faces were priceless. My students are so appreciative, and donations from kind-hearted people really impact their lives in such a major way!

My Project

This year our Physical Education teacher is organizing a fantastic school wide field day. There are traditional Field Day relay races, tug o war contests, water games as well as many other games. To get the students excited about the event, we would like to have our students design their own tie-dye t-shirts that represent their grade levels. Due to so many budget cuts in order for us to do this great activity, we need the help of generous donors.

The specific tie-dye colors will be used to help keep the students organized by grade level and create a sense of belonging and team spirit.

The shirts will be given to students who are unable to bring in their own shirt to tie dye.

Mrs. Sanzone
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AmazonBasics Rubber Bands, Size 19 (3-1/2" x 1/16''), 1250 Bands/1 lb. Pack, 3-Pack • Amazon Business $13.99 3 $41.97
Rit Dye Liquid Fabric Dye, 8-Ounce, Golden Yellow • Amazon Business $8.42 3 $25.26
Fruit of the Loom Boys' Cotton White T Shirt, ice, L • Amazon Business $12.49 2 $24.98
Fruit of the Loom Boys' Cotton White T Shirt, ice, M • Amazon Business $12.49 2 $24.98
Bulk Buy: Rit Dye Liquid 8 Ounces-Aquamarine (3-Pack) • Amazon Business $20.56 1 $20.56
Rit Dye Liquid Dye, 8 fl oz, Royal Blue, 3-Pack • Amazon Business $15.50 1 $15.50
Rit Dye Liquid Dye, 8 fl oz, Scarlet Red, 3-Pack • Amazon Business $15.49 1 $15.49
Rit Dye Liquid Fabric Dye, 8-Ounce, Purple • Amazon Business $4.79 3 $14.37
Gildan Men's Crew T-Shirt 6 Pack, White, Large • Amazon Business $12.50 1 $12.50
Gildan Men's Crew T-Shirt 6 Pack, White, Medium • Amazon Business $12.50 1 $12.50
Fruit of the Loom Boys' Cotton White T Shirt, ice, S • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Fruit of the Loom Boys' Cotton White T Shirt, ice, XL • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49

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