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Mrs. Gardieff from Davenport FL is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Light Up Our Night!

Help me give my students control the magic fairy dust behind the scene in our productions with a tech cart, and a controller for our lights, and to make the pretty stuff look prettier (and more sparkly ).

  • $893 goal

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My Students

A lot of my current students, I either taught last year or knew from last year. Many of my students have been at this school since kindergarten.

My school is a charter school and this is our second year of production.

We are a small school and it's a family type atmosphere. A lot of my students are very passionate about theater and the musical world in general. There are middle-schoolers and high-schoolers of plenty that just want to get out into the real world. They want to stop watching the world revolve and take initiative to make it spin in their direction. I want to send them off with something that they'll remember.

My Project

The materials that we are requesting are to help assist in building our theater program. We have no actual theater and we run our shows out of our cafeteria. Our current lighting system is the florescent lights in the cafeteria.

If this project is funded, this will provide us with enough lighting to put on quality productions.

We focus on musicals and have two planned for this year, which means grand total of 4 performances, and several previews. As a theater program, our lack of lighting is our biggest downfall. We are self-funded program but with the vast expenses of theater and the lower socioeconomic status of our school, it makes having all of the tools we need a challenge to say the least!

Mrs. Gardieff
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AmazonBasics 16/3 Vinyl Outdoor Extension Cord, Set of 2 - 100 Feet, Orange • Amazon Business $37.99 3 $113.97
Woods E103 E-103 Wheel, Holds Up to 150 16/3 Extension 125 Feet of 14/3 Gauge Cord, Holiday, Rope, Hose Reel Storage and Light Wire, Heavy Duty Plastic, red and black • Amazon Business $13.48 8 $107.84
Two Way Radio Rechargeable 2 Way Radio UHF FRS VOX Long Range 2-Way Radios Walkie Talkies for Adults with Secret Service Earpiece (10 Radio) • Amazon Business $102.99 1 $102.99
ATDAWN Halloween Fog Machine, Professional Wireless Remote Control Portable Smoke Machine for Holidays Parties Weddings - Quick Generation of Huge Fog 2000 CFM, with Fuse Protection - Metal Black • Amazon Business $29.99 3 $89.97
Mr.Batt NiMH Rechargeable AA Batteries (16 Pack) with AA AAA Battery Charger for NiMH NiCD Rechargeable Batteries • Amazon Business $32.99 2 $65.98
AW Rolling DJ Mixer Stand Stage Cart Adjustable Rack Mount Studio Equipment Music Party Show 12UX • Amazon Business $54.95 1 $54.95
CO-Z 192 DMX 512 Stage DJ Light Controller Lighting Party Pub Night Club DJ KTV Moving Heads • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
HEIMU Double Ear Wired Headset Boom Mini XLR Omni-Directional Microphone ( for AKG type 3 pin mini plug SKIN) • Amazon Business $17.89 2 $35.78
Leopardprintfans Power Strip Surge Protector Rack-Mount PDU,8 Right Angle Outlets Wide-Spaced,15A/125V, 6ft Cord, Black • Amazon Business $31.82 1 $31.82
CableCreation [5-Pack] Mini 3 Pin XLR Female Cable Connector, for Pro Microphones, Black and Sliver • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
LEDMO Switching Converter Power Supply Adapter Transformer for LED Strip Light AC 100V/240V to DC 12V 20A 240W LED Strip Light Power Supply Switching Mode Converter • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
CenryKay 20PCS 5.5mm x 2.1mm DC Power Plug Connector Power Adapter (DC Power Plug) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
65.6ft Extension Cable Wire Cord JACKYLED 20M 22AWG Wire Cord for Led Strips Single Color 3528 5050 • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89

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