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Mr. Garcia from Milwaukee WI is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Soft lights for Learning!

Help me give my students five soft light lamps to help foster a calm, warm, and welcoming learning environment.

  • $161 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

These classes are in a high school of roughly 1600 students. Students come from largely negative low socioeconomic status and the majority of students are on free or reduced lunch. The students are a blend of many different races and ethnicities and 30% have special needs. The students are highly motivated but really struggle to relax in class and feel comfortable taking chances cognitively.

My students come from unstable home environments, I would like my classroom to be an environment where students feel welcome and safe.

By helping to add soft lighting to my room and eliminate the overhead halogen light, students will be put at ease and be more receptive to new ideas and ask questions that they normally would not.

My Project

By donating to this project, you will be helping to create a classroom environment that is calm, warm, and welcoming for students to open up their minds and take creative risks.

When students feel safe and welcomed, better thinking takes place.

By helping to add soft lighting to my room and eliminate the overwhelming overhead halogen lighting, students will be put at ease and be more receptive to new ideas and ask questions that they normally would not. Encouraging students to take chances and venture an idea is the first step in learning. Students cannot take this first step unless they feel safe to do so.

Mr. Garcia
Grades 9-12
Nearly all 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.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bedside Table Lamp, Aooshine Minimalist Solid Wood Table Lamp Bedside Desk Lamp With Square Flaxen Fabric Shade for Bedroom, Dresser, Living Room, Kids Room, College Dorm, Coffee Table, Bookcase • Amazon Business $20.99 5 $104.95

Materials cost

$104.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.57

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$136.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.09

Total project goal

$160.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$160.61

1 Donor

-$160.61

Donations toward project cost

-$136.52

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.09

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$0.00

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