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Mrs. Jackson from Charlotte NC is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Yearn for Yarn

My students need 100 skeins of various colors of yarn for knitting scarves.

  • $499 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

The 25 fourth and fifth grade students, who are members of my school's scarf knitting club, are eager to learn how to knit, but we need yarn. I teach elementary visual arts classes to more than 500 students in kindergarten through fifth grades. My school is brand new (just opened this school year). Even though my students and I are in a nice new building, our art supplies are limited at this time due to budget cuts and no resources from the past that we can draw from and use to create art.

When I surveyed my fourth and fifth grade students about their interest in joining a school club that would empower them with knitting skills, I did not expect the overwhelming response they showed. I limited the number of students who could join the club to the first 25 students who brought signed permission forms to me. Most of my students have knitting needles because of generous donations from other sources, but we also need yarn to knit.

We need several skeins of yarn to knit. My students are particularly interested in learning how to knit with two types of different yarn together. This goal will be obtained after they are taught the basics related to scarf knitting. The skills they learn will improve their hand-eye coordination, and introduce them to a craft that will improve their self esteem when they are able to show others their creations. My goal is for each of the boys and girls to knit at least one scarf that they will donate to a local homeless shelter. As a result, they will learn more than scarf knitting skills. They will learn that giving back to their community is cool.

Your support will enable us to see our goals come to past. I commend my students because they have elected to spend time learning a worthwhile craft that can bring beauty and warmth to others. Your help will make it possible for them to actually become scarf knitters.

Mrs. Jackson
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FUN FUR/IVORY • Blick Art Materials $4.63 2 $9.26
CARON CRAFT/RUG YARN/PERSIAN RED • Blick Art Materials $1.33 4 $5.32
CARON CRAFT/RUG YARN/SAND BEIGE • Blick Art Materials $1.33 2 $2.66
CARON CRAFT/RUG YARN/SPICE • Blick Art Materials $1.33 4 $5.32
Easy Care 100% Acrylic Yarn Yellow • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $1.59 2 $3.18
Brown Craft & Rug Yarn • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $1.59 2 $3.18
Easy Care 100% Acrylic Yarn Black • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $1.59 2 $3.18
Easy Care 100% Acrylic Yarn Green • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $1.59 2 $3.18
Easy Care 100% Acrylic Yarn White • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $1.59 2 $3.18
Easy Care 100% Acrylic Yarn Red • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $1.59 2 $3.18
Easy Care 100% Acrylic Yarn, Blue Skein • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $1.59 4 $6.36
Pink Craft & Rug Yarn • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $1.59 2 $3.18
Yellow Craft & Rug Yarn • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $1.59 2 $3.18
Royal Craft & Rug Yarn • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $1.59 4 $6.36
Orange Craft & Rug Yarn • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $1.59 2 $3.18
Red Heart® Economy Yarn, 8-oz. Skein Royal Blue • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $4.59 2 $9.18
Red Heart® Economy Yarn, 8-oz. Skein Light Blue • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $4.59 2 $9.18
Red Heart® Economy Yarn, 8-oz. Skein Petal Pink • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $4.59 2 $9.18
FUN FUR/BRIGHT BLUE • Blick Art Materials $4.63 2 $9.26
FUN FUR/CHAMPAGNE • Blick Art Materials $4.63 2 $9.26
FUN FUR/CHOCOLATE • Blick Art Materials $4.63 2 $9.26
FUN FUR/CITRUS • Blick Art Materials $4.63 2 $9.26
FUN FUR/COPPER • Blick Art Materials $4.63 2 $9.26
FUN FUR/HOT PINK • Blick Art Materials $4.63 4 $18.52
FUN FUR/INDIGO • Blick Art Materials $4.63 2 $9.26
FUN FUR/KELLY GREEN • Blick Art Materials $4.63 2 $9.26
FUN FUR/LAVENDER • Blick Art Materials $4.63 4 $18.52
FUN FUR/LIGHT BLUE • Blick Art Materials $4.63 2 $9.26
FUN FUR/LIME • Blick Art Materials $4.63 2 $9.26
FUN FUR/MANGO • Blick Art Materials $4.63 2 $9.26
FUN FUR/RAINBOW • Blick Art Materials $4.63 4 $18.52
FUN FUR/RASPBERRY • Blick Art Materials $4.63 2 $9.26
FUN FUR/RED • Blick Art Materials $4.63 2 $9.26
FUN FUR/SANDSTONE • Blick Art Materials $4.63 2 $9.26
FUN FUR/SAPPHIRE • Blick Art Materials $4.63 4 $18.52
FUN FUR/TANGERINE • Blick Art Materials $4.63 2 $9.26
FUN FUR/TURQUIOSE • Blick Art Materials $4.63 4 $18.52
FUN FUR/VIOLET • Blick Art Materials $4.63 2 $9.26
FUN FUR/WHITE • Blick Art Materials $4.63 2 $9.26
CARON CRAFT/RUG YARN/BRN • Blick Art Materials $1.33 2 $2.66
CARON CRAFT/RUG YARN/ROYAL • Blick Art Materials $1.33 2 $2.66
CARON CRAFT/RUG YARN/GRY • Blick Art Materials $1.33 4 $5.32
CARON CRAFT/RUG YARN/KELLY GRN • Blick Art Materials $1.33 2 $2.66

Materials cost

$345.50

Vendor shipping charges

$34.55

State sales tax

$14.68

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.18

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$409.01

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.78

Total project goal

$498.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$498.79

1 Donor

-$498.79

Donations toward project cost

-$409.01

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$89.78

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$0.00

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