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
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
Skip to main content

Help teachers & students in your hometown this season!
Use code HOME at checkout and your donation will be matched up to $100.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

🍎 Are you a teacher?

Get updates on new projects in your area!

Ms.Tanedo

Middle School, Music Teacher

See this teacher's page

This teacher needs your help!

Dr. AKELLA from New Haven CT is requesting art supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

See what Dr. AKELLA is requesting

Preventing the Spread of Coronavirus Disease

Help me give my students clean-filtered air with the help of HEPA Air Purifiers.

  • $573 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Celebrating Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

This project is a part of the Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month celebration because it supports a Latino teacher or a school where the majority of students are Latino.

My Students

I teach at an inner-city, neighborhood high school. My school serves around 1650 students. More than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, come from low-income households, and are eligible for free or reduced-price lunches.

We need HEPA air purifiers in the classroom.

They will help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 infections and keep my students and their families safe.

My Project

Currently, the school is in full session and it is humanly impossible to maintain social distancing. Students and staff are required to wear masks. My students understand the importance of wearing masks, eating/drinking outside the classroom, and washing hands. With 24 students in a classroom, social distancing is next to impossible, and there are several chances to spread the COVID-19 infection.

Research highlights that high-quality HEPA filters effectively remove SARS-COV-2 particles from the air.

Your kind donation of HEPA filters will keep 225+ students and staff members safe. The HEPA filters will act as an ultimate line of defense by filtering extremely small viral particles, mold, dust, and other airborne pathogens from the air.

Clean air will prevent the spread of COVID infections. Students will have a chance to focus on their education and stay safe. It could also help reduce the stress and anxiety levels in check while attending to the social and emotional needs of the students.

Dr. AKELLA
Grades 9-12

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 Dr. AKELLA is requesting.

See our finances

TEACHERS, FEELING INSPIRED?

You can start a project with the same resources being requested here!

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Coway Airmega AP-1512HH True HEPA Air Purifier with Air Quality Monitoring, Auto Mode, Timer, Filter Indicator, Eco Mode • Amazon Business $190.17 2 $380.34
Coway Airmega AP-1512HH's 1-Year Pack True HEPA Air Purifier Replacement Filter, 1 Count (Pack of 1), White • Amazon Business $34.68 2 $69.36

Materials cost

$449.70

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$486.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.84

Total project goal

$572.29

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$572.29

3 Donors

-$233.71

Donations toward project cost

-$199.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.06

match offer

-$337.41

Match offer toward project cost

-$286.80

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$50.61

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.17

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

View complete list Show less

Give back to your community

Find opportunities to impact local needs by exploring a map of classroom projects near you.

See local area

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"New Haven","showProjectRecommendations":true,"leadGenEnabled":false,"teachersOnPage":[674572],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"hideTeacherDetails":false,"schoolState":"CT","teacherPossessivePronoun":"their","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":6088558,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/preventing-the-spread-of-coronavirus-dis/6088558/","verifyShowPhotos":"","eligibleToBeCopied":false,"mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":225,"teacherScreenName":"Dr. AKELLA","isEquityFocus":true,"authorIds":{"674572":{"owner":"Dr. AKELLA","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[6088558],"proposalHash":"1188306477","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/orig/tp674572_orig.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1602255721961","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":112154,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":674572,"schoolCounty":"New Haven","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CT","name":"Connecticut"}}