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Mrs. Gildon from Dover DE is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Let there Be Candlelight!

My students need flameless candles for their National Honor Society Induction Ceremony. Due to safety concerns, we must switch to flameless candles.

  • $177 goal

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My Students

Are a dynamic group of students that hail from all over the state. Some of them have to get on the bus at 4:45 in the morning to get to school on time. Our students are dual enrolled at the college that our campus is located on.

Not only do our students maintain the required Cumulative GPA in their high school courses, they must also do so in their college classes to be inducted and remain in the National Honor Society.

Our students excel in the classroom as well as in their communities. They exemplify the four pillars of National Honor Society: Scholarship, Service, Leadership, and Character.

My Project

We are trying to replace all of the regular candles in the National Honor Society Induction with safer flameless candles. This will allow us to maintain a traditional ceremony while increasing the overall safety of the participants and observers.

The flaming torch is the emblem of our purpose; to bear forward the searching light of truth, to lead that others may follow in the light and to serve those purposes symbolized in the torch.

These words come directly from the National Honor Society Induction speech. For this reason, the candles have been included in the Induction Ceremony.

We are a young club and the cost of replacing the candles would prove to be difficult and would take away funding for other service projects for our community.

Mrs. Gildon
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Youngerbaby Set of 12 Yellow Mini Battery Operated Wax Dipped White Body LED Taper Candles, Flameless Taper Candles for Wedding, Halloween, Thanksgiving -Batteries Not Included • Amazon Business $15.99 4 $63.96
AmazonBasics AA Performance Alkaline Batteries (48 Count) - Packaging May Vary • Amazon Business $12.49 2 $24.98
4 Ivory 10" Flameless Taper Candles, Smooth Wax Finish, Warm White LEDs, Vigil Collection, Batteries Included • Amazon Business $21.00 1 $21.00
Large Flameless Wax Candles - Ivory LED Pillar Candles with Timer - Battery Operated - 3 x 6 Inch - Beautiful Flickering Amber Flame - Real Look Votive - Ambient Romantic Event Candle - Unscented • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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