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Mrs. Sawyers from Detroit MI is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Young Artists

My students need colorful art materials to match their vivid imaginations!

  • $597 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Many of my students have already lived through difficult life challenges and they are only 4 and 5 years old. As students of a low income, high risk demographic, security and stability are paramount to their success. Pre-school is the foundation for academic success. I am looking to provide them with a classroom experience that gives them the confidence to explore and engage imagination through literacy, numeracy, science, and the arts.

My students have vivid imaginations.

When given the opportunity to create, they will plan then attempt to develop what they have planned. They are excited by the notion of creating something that no one else in the class has ever created! Whether it is a new story in which they are the author and illustrator or it is a castle in which they are the architect - these students are not afraid to create it.

My Project

My students love to create! The new art materials will breathe new life into our art area - which currently looks very sad. We have minimal supplies but we do the best we can with what we have. We have been working with only 3 paint colors and 4 paper colors since the beginning of the school year. Of course, these children have no idea what they are missing. I can just imagine the looks on their faces when they see the glitter paints and collage sets! They will be so excited to make beautiful artwork!

We believe in allowing students to create without boundaries.

We celebrate their unique artistic vision and we are always thrilled to put it on display!

We have made plans to utilize the new art materials to create: color collages to learn more about colors, paintings that reflect illustrations from the storybooks shared in class, beads/buttons for stringing and counting activities, paper for drawings, painting and collage activities, make a face for lessons on emotions.

Mrs. Sawyers
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP274 - Classroom Collage Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
VR308X - Tempera Blocks - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98
BS525Z - Washable Watercolor Set - Dozen • Lakeshore Learning Materials $32.99 1 $32.99
LA322 - Washable Glitter Tempera Paint - 8-Color Set - Pints • Lakeshore Learning Materials $31.50 1 $31.50
PP670 - Foam Sensory Paint - 5-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
CG639 - Roll-On Painters - 10-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
AB216 - Paint & Craft Trays - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
FF106 - Collage Buttons • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 2 $19.98
AD576 - Pony Beads • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 2 $19.98
LC2832 - Peel & Stick Flexible Foam Shapes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
RA392 - Easy-Stick Glitter Shapes - Class Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
PX2128GR - Lakeshore Fully Washable Liquid Tempera Paint - 1 Gallon - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $15.99 1 $15.99
PX2128RG - Lakeshore Fully Washable Liquid Tempera Paint - 1 Gallon - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $15.99 1 $15.99
PX2128VT - Lakeshore Fully Washable Liquid Tempera Paint - 1 Gallon - Violet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $15.99 1 $15.99
LC438 - Macaroni - Class Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
XB858 - Glitter Pom-Poms - Class Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
FF534 - Tissue Paper Squares • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
LC195 - Paint Pump • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.99 4 $11.96
LC2831 - Flexible Foam Shapes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
RY928 - Make-A-Face Sheets • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
HL150 - Colored Craft Sticks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.99 1 $8.99
TA51AC - Construction Paper - 12" x 18" - Assorted Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.29 3 $6.87

Materials cost

$470.11

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.05

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$507.16

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.50

Total project goal

$596.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$596.66

1 Donor

-$596.66

Donations toward project cost

-$507.16

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$89.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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