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Mrs. Perkins from Baltimore MD is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Light Up Our Future!

My students need fluorescent light filters for a more peaceful environment.

  • $212 goal

This project expired on April 30, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My student's are artists! Every student at our Title One school comes into my classroom for art. It is a place where they can express themselves in a safe and welcoming atmosphere.

The needed change in lighting can support my goal to create a warm and peaceful environment at my Title One School.

My students come from various backgrounds with various struggles. It is so important to me that my classroom is a positive space. It's not just a place to make exciting artwork but a place that is home.

My Project

It is SO important to create a warm classroom environment for my in-need students. My first priority as a teacher is the safety and well-being of my students, my second is to teach them art so that they can express themselves and have an outlet. There are many things in my control to help me create a thriving classroom environment but one thing I can't change is the lighting. The lighting in our art room is very poor. The fluorescent lights cause headaches for both me and my students. Many studies show that fluorescent lights impact behavior and student achievement. The blue light covers will create calmness and reduce headaches and anxiety. The floor lamp will provide additional light. This simple solution will go a long way for not only the health and well-being of my students but for their academic achievement as well!

I can't wait for my students to create their beautiful artwork in a beautifully lit classroom!

Thank you!

Mrs. Perkins
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 450 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Educational Insights Fluorescent Light Filters (Tranquil Blue), Set of 4 • Amazon Business $24.99 4 $99.96
Light Accents Medusa Floor Lamp 69" Tall Silver with White Acrylic Shades • Amazon Business $39.45 1 $39.45

Materials cost

$139.41

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$8.36

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.09

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$179.86

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$31.74

Total project goal

$211.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$211.60

3 Donors

-$161.60

Donations toward project cost

-$137.36

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.24

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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