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Mrs. Richardson from Elizabethton TN is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

I can Read in the Dark!

My students need Book lights to do flashlight reading in the dark.

  • $231 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are budding writers, scientists, doctors, teachers, and life-long learners. They just don't know it yet! Instilling a love of reading and learning will unlock their potential. More than half of my students are from low-income families. Many will be first generation college students. Reading will show them the opportunities available to them. Unfortunately, reading is not encouraged in their homes and also competes with digital devices. Showing them ways that makes reading fun will encourage them to read more independently.

My Project

My students LOVE to read with flashlights! We pick a favorite book, a cozy reading spot, turn off the lights, and turn on the flashlights. What better way to instill a love of reading? The comments I hear are: "This is so fun!", "I can do this at home!" BUT it's hard to turn the pages with a flashlight in your hand. Book lights that clip to the book would free up both hands for holding the book and turning the pages! Finding ways to make reading fun will help students become better readers and even more important, lifelong readers.

Mrs. Richardson
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 500 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Insten HDDLBKRDLT02 Flexible Book Reading LED Light, Black • Staples Advantage $5.47 25 $136.75
Duracell Alkaline "AAA" Battery, 36/Pack (MN24P36) • Staples Advantage $26.99 1 $26.99

Materials cost

$163.74

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.46

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$196.20

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$34.62

Total project goal

$230.82

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$230.82

3 Donors

-$230.82

Donations toward project cost

-$196.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.62

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$0.00

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