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Mr. Gibbons from Raleigh NC is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Urban Muppets

Help me give my students foam & supplies to create handmade muppets to perform within our community!

  • $565 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is near the center of urban Raleigh, NC. Our school is run by a small and dedicated staff focused on PBL (Project Based Learning.) We have been recognized as a Magnet School of Distinction performing better than our neighboring schools in this urban environment.

Though we have been recognized for our educational successes in an urban setting, financially, our families struggle, so your support would be gratefully appreciated.

As a school within the public system, we get some funding, but it's NC and we do not get the same support as other schools in NJ, NY, etc because our tax base is so low.

As a teacher, I am so proud of the diversity and acceptance our students display. Black, White, Latino, Bi-racial, gifted, challenged, LGBT+ students, etc. all intermingle without incident. We have built a caring and accepting environment. Your support would reinforce our continued success and growth.

My Project

With our tiny budget, I am unable to get these supplies for my urban school students. I want to show them how to make "professional" style muppets to express their cultures and world view. They will do performances locally with their characters focusing their energy into a socially appropriate means of expression. This STEAM-based lesson, taught by an expert, will be a huge hit with your help!

Your donation will enable us to buy the materials we need to make amazing muppet style puppets for community performances.

I would like to reward our high-performing urban school with something truly awesome, and give our students the spotlight to perform, explore, express, and teach. If all goes well, perhaps we can even perform for area elementary schools and extend the learning.

Mr. Gibbons
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 75 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FoamRush 0.5 x 24 x 72 High Density Upholstery Foam Cushion (Seat Replacement, Upholstery Sheet, Foam Padding) Made in USA Fast • Amazon Business $18.98 20 $379.60
FINGOOO 50mm/2 Inch Black Big Wiggle Googly Eyes with Self-Adhesive for Crafts Decorations,50pcs • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Totem World 24 White Beer Pong Balls - 38mm Ping Pong Washable Plastic for Decoration, Crafts or Party Game Balls • Amazon Business $6.95 2 $13.90

Materials cost

$411.48

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$32.10

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.17

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$479.75

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$84.66

Total project goal

$564.41

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$564.41

2 Donors

-$564.41

Donations toward project cost

-$479.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$84.66

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$0.00

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