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Mrs. Skertic from Merrillville IN is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Lights, Cameras, Action

My students need a lighting kit and backdrops (with stand) to produce professional photos for the yearbook.

  • $275 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach a group of creative enthusiastic students who work hard to put out a professional yearbook and newspaper. They are inspiring and want to see their work in the best light possible.

Although many of our students receive, free and reduced lunch, they come to school eager to learn and find outlets for their creativity.

Our school strives to provide them with rigorous learning opportunities, as well as opportunities to learn real-world skills.

I hope you will support this project to improve their photography skills.

My Project

I have a small group of students who work very hard to produce a professional yearbook. They often spend weeks putting together photo essays for the book. We keep our prices for our book down so that students can afford them. That means we have very little extra to spend on equipment for the class.

Professional lights and backdrops will increase the quality of these projects immensely and help the students on their journey to learn professional photography skills.

My goal is to provide them with everything they need to gain the experience of being true professional photographers. They have earned this opportunity through their creativity and hard work.

Mrs. Skertic
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CRAPHY Professional Photo Studio Soft Box Lights Continuous Lighting Kit 3x135W 5000K Bulbs + 20"x25" Softbox + 80" Light Stand + Carrying Bag • Amazon Business $91.99 1 $91.99
COMOPHOTO Abstract Photography Backdrops Shading Solid Color Light Blue Baby Photo Background 5x7ft Washable Polyester • Amazon Business $33.58 1 $33.58
Julius Studio Photo Video Studio 10 ft. Wide Cross Bar 7.4 ft. Tall Background Stand Backdrop Support System Kit with Carry Bag, Photography Studio, JSAG283 • Amazon Business $32.50 1 $32.50
LimoStudio 9 x 15 ft. Green Chromakey Muslin Backdrop Background Screen for Photo Video Studio, 3 x Backdrop Clamp, AGG1777 • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Julius Studio 6 ft X 9 ft White Photo Video Photography Studio Fabric Backdrop Background Screen, JSAG103 • Amazon Business $12.50 1 $12.50

Materials cost

$200.56

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.01

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$233.57

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$41.22

Total project goal

$274.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$274.79

2 Donors

-$54.96

Donations toward project cost

-$46.72

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.24

match offer

-$219.82

Match offer toward project cost

-$186.85

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.97

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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