You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

Ms. Quintana-Marofske from Chicago IL is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Writing Our Future- Now!

My students need large whiteboards to display student work, to practice writing, and chalk to complete our writing center.

  • $443 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a group of the smartest little learners in my entire school! They come from different backgrounds; some ride the bus in from far away neighborhoods and some live across the street. We are a blended Special Education and Bilingual classroom within a school that is 90%+ free and reduced-price lunch.

Pre-kindergarten is one of the most important grades in school.

It is the time when students get hooked on education. The best way to hook them is with adapted materials that will allow them to learn in an individualized way.

My Project

We are creating a brand new writing center that appeals to young learners with items that are age appropriate and kinesthetic. Resources like wipe and write letter boards will help students practice letter formation; chalk is an additional outlet for students to practice letter writing. The large whiteboard will allow students to stand and write, use large letters to practice sight word recognition, and draw. Lastly, the magic boards will bring magic into a center that sometimes feels more work than fun.

These new resources will help students practice writing, letter recognition, and letter formation which in turn will make them better writers and readers.

Most importantly, these resources will help create independent students who are capable of navigating the writing center.

Ms. Quintana-Marofske
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 40 students.

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Quintana-Marofske is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LA583 - Stand-Up Magnetic Write & Wipe Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $89.99 1 $89.99
Chalk Markers by Fantastic ChalkTastic Best for Kids Art Chalkboard Labels | Menu Board Bistro Boards | 8 Glass Window Markers | non-toxic Erasable Liquid Pens Chisel or Fine Tip | Neon Colors plus White • Amazon Business $12.97 6 $77.82
Premium Non-Toxic, Dust Free & Smudge Proof Chalk (12 Count) (Colored) • Amazon Business $12.00 6 $72.00
Boley 24-Piece Doodle Board Set – Magnetic Drawing Pad Set with Magnetic Drawing Pen – Magic Doodle Erasable Writing Pad - Educational Toy - Classroom Supplies, Party Favor, or Party Supplies • Amazon Business $42.99 1 $42.99
Hygloss Products Student Alphabet Language Cards, Uppercase Letters - 32 Write & Wipe for Kinesthetic Learning • Amazon Business $25.20 1 $25.20
Melissa & Doug Wooden Alphabet Stamp Set - 56 Stamps With Lower-Case and Capital Letters • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
EV212 - Regular Dot Art Painters - 6-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


7 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Chicago","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[1583960],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"IL","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3356433,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":1,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":40,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Quintana-Marofske","authorIds":{"1583960":{"owner":"Ms. Quintana-Marofske","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3356433],"proposalHash":"-1376563052","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":",522,x83,y0&width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1611075138517","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":260666,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":{"completingDonationAmount":1379,"proposalURL":"project/learning-the-fundamentals-with-age-appro/5375478/","proposalTitle":"Learning the FUNdamentals With Age Appropriate Toys","proposalId":5375478},"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NDM2Mjk1NA==","MzUzMzU5Mw==","MjAxODExNA==","NTg5NTgyOQ==","NTUwNDU4Mg==","MzQ1Njk3MA==","NTg0MjEzMg==","MjU3MzY2OA=="],"teacherId":1583960,"schoolCounty":"Cook","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"IL","name":"Illinois"}}