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Ms. W. from Bronx NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We're SEW Excited to Learn Costuming!

The cost of six sewing machinges and a dozen pairs of shears is $1673, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>. To increase student confidence and education.

  • $1,703 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

We are slowly building up a theater program at a high needs middle school in the Bronx and the students are incredibly eager to tackle the area of costume design and construction. While I have the experience to guide them through this new process, I don't have the equipment required to begin. Our school is situated in a very needy section of the Bronx and almost all of our students qualify for the free lunch program. Our population is primarily Hispanic and African American and over 87% of our kids speak English as a second language. I currently teach English and Theatre and I find that our funding for the arts is continually in jeopardy. In addition to establishing a creative outlet for the 50 6th through 8th grade students in my theatre program, my kids will also be gaining the valuable and translatable skills of sewing and needlework. Naturally, we will need some basic supplies to begin, including sewing machines, shears, fabric and notions like buttons and velcro. Many of my kids are struggling with perfecting their English and are often too self-conscious to dive into the acting component of the program. By introducing them to the design and technical elements of theater, they will have the chance to showcase some of their ideas and talents in new and exciting ways. Thank you so much for taking the time to read about my wonderful kids. We look forward to starting this new adventure. See you at our next show!

Ms. W.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BROTHER SEWING MACHINE • Nasco $172.75 6 $1,036.50
SHEARS 7" DRESSMAKER • Nasco $14.35 12 $172.20
SEWING MACHINE COVER • Nasco $2.25 6 $13.50

Materials cost

$1,222.20

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$1,396.05

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$306.45

Total project goal

$1,702.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,702.50

1 Donor

-$1,605.00

Donations toward project cost

-$1,397.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$208.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$98.66

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$0.00

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