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

Mrs. Cruz from Bossier City LA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Math Class Is Lit!

Help me give my students 3 sets of string lights as well as 6 clamp lights and light bulbs so students can see the board and their paper at the same time!

  • $220 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students' needs vary significantly. Educationally, in the same class, I teach students on the opposite ends of the special education spectrum. Environmentally, about 40% of students qualify for free or reduced lunch. There are many challenges to overcome when teaching such a diverse population of students.

My students arrive in my classroom everyday ready to learn.

It is truly an honor teach such an amazing group of students. They are so willing to help each other learn. I do my best to give them as many opportunities to grow and excel as I can.

My Project

My project, Math Class is Lit, focuses on filling a very specific need in my classroom, lighting. I have two big windows in my classroom which is wonderful, most of the time. Often times the glare from the sun obscures the board and my students are unable to see the board with the overhead lights on. However, with the overhead lights off the classroom is too dark to learn.

If my students cannot see, they cannot learn.

The plan is to use the lights I will purchase to light up my classroom instead of the overhead lights so students can see their activities without the glare of the sun on the whiteboard.

Mrs. Cruz
Grades 6-8
More than half 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

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. Cruz is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LED String Lights, by myCozyLite, Plug in String Lights, 49Ft 100 LED Warm White Globe lights with Timer, Waterproof, Perfect for Indoor and Outdoor Use with 30V Low Voltage Transformer, Extendable • Amazon Business $22.99 3 $68.97
Simple Deluxe Clamp Lamp Light with 8.5 Inch Aluminum Reflector up to 150 Watt E26/E27 Socket (no Bulb Included) 6 Feet 18/2 SPT-2 Cord UL Listed • Amazon Business $8.69 6 $52.14
Leson 100 Watt Equivalent A19 Globe LED Light Bulb Standard E26/E27 Base 13W Energy Saving, Soft/Warm White 2700K (6 Pack) • Amazon Business $20.95 1 $20.95

Materials cost

$142.06

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$12.43

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.13

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$186.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$32.93

Total project goal

$219.55

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$219.55

1 Donor

-$160.25

Donations toward project cost

-$160.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$31.02

Match offer toward project cost

-$26.37

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$4.65

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$28.28

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Bossier City","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[4291640],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"LA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3971600,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/math-class-is-lit/3971600/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":true,"numStudents":150,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Cruz","authorIds":{"4291640":{"owner":"Mrs. Cruz","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3971600],"proposalHash":"-452121106","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp4291640_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1487707100958","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20909287,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NjI1NTU2OQ==","NDI5MTY0MA=="],"teacherId":4291640,"schoolCounty":"Bossier","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"LA","name":"Louisiana"}}