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  • $798 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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

We Love to Draw

My students need drawing books so that they can draw in the library during free time. They also need headphones, dry erase markers and some additional fiction/non-fiction titles.

My Students

I am the librarian in an inner-city school and I have not had a library budget in 4 years. My students love to draw during free time, so I have chosen "How to draw" books along with markers for the white boards, headphones and few additional fiction/non-fiction titles. They constantly ask for drawing books, but I cannot meet their demands.

Our school is an inner city public school with a population of 700 children, PK through grade 8 in Connecticut.

The school is a neighborhood school which offers art, music, physical education, instrumental music and library classes and an after-school program. Many of the students take advantage of the music lessons offered and they perform at school functions. Our student population encompasses students from many countries including Portugal, Cape Verde, Mexico, Haiti, Ecuador, Brazil and many more. These students love to draw on white boards, or paper and they color any coloring pages that I offer. I really think that they would benefit from books that would show them how to draw such as the "Draw 50" series. Then, they could create their own coloring pages and learn something in the process.

My Project

If my students were able to use these materials to create their own works, they would feel proud of themselves. For some of the students, drawing and coloring is their "get-away" from their challenging lives in the often dangerous, inner-city where they live. They become peaceful when they draw and color and I want to encourage that process of calming down for them. The drawing books would spawn their creativity in addition to teaching them how to draw some of their favorite animals and characters.

Please make a difference in my students' lives.

Their neighborhood is often dangerous, but they seem to lose themselves in drawing and coloring. Providing drawing books for them, at various levels, would encourage their creativity and hopefully make them happier students. It would also give them that feeling of accomplishment when they can draw a picture like it was in the book.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HEADPHONE - EXPLORER - BINAURAL-STEREO W/ 3.5 MM PLUG -NO VOLUME CONTROL • School Specialty $13.29 9 $119.61
MARKER DRY ERASE GREAT ERASE GRIP XL CHISEL PACK OF 30 • School Specialty $29.73 2 $59.46
MARKER DRY ERASE GREAT ERASE GRIP POCKET PACK OF 30 • School Specialty $28.49 2 $56.98
Draw 50 Beasties and Yugglies and Turnover Uglies and Things • AKJ Books $18.77 1 $18.77
Xtreme Art Ultimate Book of Trace-and-Draw Manga • AKJ Books $16.02 1 $16.02
How to Draw Comic Book Heroes and Villains • AKJ Books $14.56 1 $14.56
Alligators and Crocodiles Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $13.10 1 $13.10
Galaxies, Galaxies! • AKJ Books $13.10 1 $13.10
Penguins! • AKJ Books $13.10 1 $13.10
Stargazers • AKJ Books $13.10 1 $13.10
Sea Turtles • AKJ Books $13.10 1 $13.10
Surrounded By Sea • AKJ Books $13.10 1 $13.10
How a House Is Built • AKJ Books $13.10 1 $13.10
Rabbits, Rabbits & More Rabbits • AKJ Books $13.10 1 $13.10
Giant Pandas • AKJ Books $13.10 1 $13.10
Ladybugs • AKJ Books $13.10 1 $13.10
Polar Bears • AKJ Books $13.10 1 $13.10
Bats • AKJ Books $13.10 1 $13.10
Ice Cream • AKJ Books $13.10 1 $13.10
Grizzly Bears • AKJ Books $13.10 1 $13.10
Gulls...Gulls...Gulls • AKJ Books $13.10 1 $13.10
Tornadoes • AKJ Books $13.10 1 $13.10
Sharks • AKJ Books $13.10 1 $13.10
Diamond of DarkHold • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Snakes • AKJ Books $12.37 1 $12.37
Bug Drawing Book • AKJ Books $12.37 1 $12.37
Corn • AKJ Books $12.37 1 $12.37
Homecoming • AKJ Books $5.83 2 $11.66
People of Sparks • AKJ Books $5.10 2 $10.20
The Prophet of Yonwood • AKJ Books $5.10 2 $10.20
Draw 50 Boats, Ships, Trucks, and Trains • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Draw 50 Buildings and Other Structures • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Draw 50 Magical Creatures • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
My Soccer Book Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
My Football Book Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
My Basketball Book • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10

Materials cost

$626.11

Vendor shipping charges

$11.96

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.39

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$677.46

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$119.55

Total project goal

$797.01

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$797.01

2 Donors

-$797.01

Donations toward project cost

-$677.46

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$119.55

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 500 students.

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