You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

Ms. Braunstein from West Palm Beach FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Light Up Our Stage!

Help me give my students a stage lighting package for their performances. This would be a gift for our current musical theatre club and for all of our future productions.

  • $1,118 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am the music/chorus/drama teacher at a Title One school. We have been rehearsing for a production of Disney's Aladdin Kids. This has been an important project for our students, and only the second musical theatre production that we have done in our school. None of our students have had an opportunity to learn about musical theatre, and most have never seen a production.

This is a wonderful outlet for our students, and an opportunity for them to build self-confidence, explore their hidden talents, and forget about their personal/family issues.

We are asking for funding for portable, LED stage lighting, which will be used for all future theatrical and musical productions. We currently have no funding for our sets, costumes, make-up, or other necessary materials. Our stage is the music room, too, and we need fabric to hang around the perimeter of the room, to create a "black box" effect. With our funding, we will purchase two light trees, so we can illuminate the stage and our students can be seen. We will also be able to purchase 4 x 8 foam board to create out flats (backdrops), and paints for our student artists to use on the flats.

My Project

We are in need of stage lights for our Title One School! Our students have been working so hard on their musical production, but without stage lights, these talented children will be in the dark! We are hoping for these two Chauvet light trees for use in our current and future productions. This will also give our students' a morale boost: Our stage is also the music room, and we are trying to transform the space into a black box theatre, so our kids can feel as though they are in a professional production.

Our fifteen stage crew students would love to learn about theatre tech, and having this light set-up will allow us to teach them how to follow script cues and independently run our lights.

Ms. Braunstein
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Braunstein is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Par 56 8 Light System • Woodwind and Brasswind $879.99 1 $879.99
Handy Art® 8 Color-8 Ounce Primary Acrylic Paint Set, Assorted • Amazon Business $26.51 1 $26.51

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


3 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"West Palm Beach","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[3742920],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"FL","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3878943,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":50,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Braunstein","authorIds":{"3742920":{"owner":"Ms. Braunstein","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3878943],"proposalHash":"-656341974","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20811895,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":3742920,"schoolCounty":"Palm Beach","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"FL","name":"Florida"}}