As always, our first step after the coming up with our theme was to figure out how much funding we would need. The goal was to have a string to represent each staff and student in the school. In addition, we needed materials to build the structure and to do a few activities we have to lead up to the mural. Thank goodness for the Chelsea Education Foundation! They granted us $1,000 to make this year's vision a reality. We are always grateful the CEF! Most schools have something similar to this or other local grant providers. Ask your administrator for more information. Another alternative to getting a grant would be to do a fundraiser within your school.