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Ms. Jones from College Park GA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Softer Light for Super Learning!

My students need light shades to promote a multi-sensory-friendly learning environment!

  • $226 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I believe every child deserves the opportunity for an excellent education, and I am proud to partner with my school, other educators, families and community leaders to strive toward this goal. I teach in a high poverty school zone in which 100% of our students receive free breakfast and lunch. These amazing students need additional support because most of them come from low-income single family households of which many have little to no support or resources. Despite some of the challenges they face in and around their environment, every year my students come to school excited, full of life and eager to learn.

As a member of the AmeriCorps program, I set out to make our people safer, stronger and healthier; to strengthen our communities; and to get things done for America.

As a member of Metro Atlanta Teach for America, I have been positioned to significantly impact the life trajectories of students in our region’s high-need communities.

My Project

By using flame-retardant fabric light shades to cover light fixtures, industrial fluorescent lighting can be muted to produce a softer, more calming light that is conducive to learning in a peaceful environment.

Research has shown that harsh fluorescent lighting can be agitating and overstimulating to learners.

These shades are specially manufactured and fitted with magnets to perfectly cover fluorescent light fixtures in classrooms. We currently have four light shades in one corner of our room, but we have noticed the difference it makes and would like to utilize them all over the classroom. Thank you in advance for considering funding our project!

Ms. Jones
Grades PreK-2
  • College Park Elementary School DUPE
  • College Park, GA
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
COZY SHADE 24'' X 54'' BLUE PACK OF 4 • School Specialty $34.07 4 $136.28

Materials cost

$136.28

Vendor shipping charges

$13.63

State sales tax

$9.40

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.04

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$191.35

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$33.77

Total project goal

$225.12

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$225.12

2 Donors

-$189.82

Donations toward project cost

-$165.85

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.97

match offer

-$30.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$25.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$4.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.30

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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