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 »
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

Mrs. Cesak from Riverside CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Lights Off, Focus On!

Help me give my students with sensory differences fluorescent light filters to reduce overstimulate and increase focus.

  • $176 goal

This project expired on June 19, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students in our special day preschool class consist of children ages 3 to 5 years old, with moderate to severe disabilities, which include but are not limited to: Autism, Intellectual Disability, Down Syndrome, Speech impairment and other health impairments.

Our students have deficits in language and communication, sensory sensitivities and developmental delays.

Their “Nature Classroom” offers opportunities for expanding language, meeting sensory needs and fostering relationships. This classroom also houses the schools mild to moderate special day preschool class which allows the materials to reach beyond one class.

My Project

Our classroom has over 16 large florescent lights, the cozy sheets light softener creates a neutral environment for students with sensory differences. Children with Autism and other health impairments often feel distracted and overstimulated by the fluorescent light. We usually have to turn the lights off and work in dim lighting.

The cozy sheets light softener will allow us to work in soft lighting and keep the focus on learning.

With students less focused on bright lights we can better prepare them for kindergarten and give them the tools to minimize self-stimulating behavior they exhibit when their classroom lighting becomes too much.

Mrs. Cesak
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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

1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 22 students.

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 Mrs. Cesak is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Educational Insights Fluorescent Light Filters (Tranquil Blue), Set of 4 • Amazon Business $25.39 2 $50.78
Educational Insights Fluorescent Light Filters (Tranquil Blue), Set of 4 • Amazon Business $25.39 1 $25.39
Syntus 150ml Essential Oil Diffuser Portable Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Diffusers with 7 Changeable Colored LED Lights, Adjustable Mist Mode and Waterless Auto Shut-Off • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Educational Insights 1232 Patterned Fluorescent Light Filters—2-Pack • Amazon Business $15.93 1 $15.93

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


1 Donor


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Excluded support for DonorsChoose


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":"Riverside","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[4972550],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":3959444,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":1,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":22,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Cesak","authorIds":{"4972550":{"owner":"Mrs. Cesak","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3959444],"proposalHash":"1191943663","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21040432,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":{"completingDonationAmount":146,"proposalURL":"project/going-the-distance-for-pre-k/5157767/","proposalTitle":"Going the Distance for Pre-K!","proposalId":5157767},"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NjI4ODIxNA=="],"teacherId":4972550,"schoolCounty":"Riverside","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}