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  • $338 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Leombruni
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Wanted: Rainbow of Colors!

My students need construction paper in all the colors of the rainbow for the new school year--we are out of many colors!

My Students

"Mrs. L! I need more black paper for the roof! Mrs. L! I need more orange to cut a pumpkin! Mrs L! We're short red --need 4 more for the rest of the class!" These are common requests in my art room. But in my case, I have had to say "Sorry! I don't have any more, how about green or gray?"

Our art room, located in the basement of a 100+ year old urban brick building, serves more than 700 students every week, grades K-8.

For many children there are no scissors, markers or paper at home; this is their only outlet or chance to try being creative. Each week they enter, excited, to find out what we will be doing that day. With 700+ students cycling through the room each week, supplies are used up quickly. It is heartbreaking to only be able to provide donated computer paper or leftovers from neighborhood businesses or only the right color for half of the class. All of our students deserve construction paper of all colors! My school art budget this year is only $100.00. I have been able to order 3 reams of white paper, 4 scissors, and a box of crayons; that's 2 sheets of white paper for the year for each child! The children deserve so much more!

My Project

Providing basics such as construction paper reassures children that they are worthy of decent art supplies. With so much lacking in the lives of many students, an opportunity to try new materials is something they look forward to. In the art room they learn to try, to not give up, to develop self confidence, how to manage themselves and their materials among their peers. As a teacher, nothing is as exciting as the happy yelps of children being able to choose the color of paper they want to work with! For most children and adults, color elicits all kinds of emotions. Bright colors engage the children and excite them. From cutting bright red circles as a kindergartener to tearing appropriate colors in a paper portrait collage, students will be able to jump into age appropriate, challenging projects. With colored paper, students can actually cut green shamrocks and red hearts! Purple is pretty but 'real' valentines are red!

This year the art budget only provides 2 sheets of white paper per student.

We're out of yellow, red, blue, orange gray and purple. After several years of minimal budgeting consumables are almost gone. Students are left with no options. With the gift of multiple colors plus white, children will be open to a huge variety of art projects. The impact of funding this project is huge. It is the difference between using copy paper if it is available, or scrap paper and actually doing art.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CONST PPR 12X18 HOL RED- PACK OF 50 - SCHOOL SMART • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $2.27 5 $11.35
CONST PPR 12X18 BLUE- PACK OF 50 - SCHOOL SMART • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $2.27 5 $11.35
CONST PPR 12X18 ORANGE- PACK OF 50 - SCHOOL SMART • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $2.27 5 $11.35
CONST PPR 12X18 BROWN- PACK OF 50 - SCHOOL SMART • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $2.27 3 $6.81
CONST PPR 12X18 VIOLET PACK OF 50 - SCHOOL SMART • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $2.27 5 $11.35
CONST PPR 12X18 YELLOW- PACK OF 50 - SCHOOL SMART • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $2.27 6 $13.62
CONST PPR 12X18 LT BN- PACK OF 50 - SCHOOL SMART • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $2.27 3 $6.81
CONST PPR 12X18 GRAY- PACK OF 50 - SCHOOL SMART • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $2.27 5 $11.35
CONST PPR 12X18 TURQ- PACK OF 50 - SCHOOL SMART • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $2.27 6 $13.62
CONST PPR 12X18 PINK- PACK OF 50 - SCHOOL SMART • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $2.27 5 $11.35
CONST PPR 12X18 MAGENTA PACK OF 50 - SCHOOL SMART • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $2.27 5 $11.35
CONST PPR 12X18 YEL ORANGE PACK OF 50 - SCHOOL SMART • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $2.27 5 $11.35
CONST PPR 12X18 HOL GREEN- PACK OF 50 - SCHOOL SMART • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $2.27 5 $11.35
CONST PPR 12X18 BRT GREEN PACK OF 50 - SCHOOL SMART • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $2.27 2 $4.54
PAPER DRAWING 12X18 80# WHITE REAM • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $27.54 3 $82.62

Materials cost

$230.17

Vendor shipping charges

$23.02

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.45

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$286.64

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$50.58

Total project goal

$337.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$337.22

3 Donors

-$168.61

Donations toward project cost

-$143.32

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.29

match offer

-$168.61

Match offer toward project cost

-$143.32

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.29

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 750 students.

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