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Mrs. Sakowski from Redford MI is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Best Learning and Working Environment

Help me give my students lights and markers to be able to work in a relaxing and inviting environment

  • $176 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are hard working individuals that come from low income families that struggle at times in understanding difficult material. All of my students want to attend college or a trade school after high school.

My students want to learn in an environment that is warm and inviting.

New classroom lighting will achieve this.

Some of them learn best from hearing the material, some learn best by hands on projects, and others learn best from listening to the material(sometimes over and over again).

My Project

This project is going to make a difference in my classroom because it is going to help make my classroom more of an inviting and relaxing environment for my students to learn and grow as students.

Working in an environment that is relaxing and inviting is key to learning.

My students will also be able to use the different color expo markers when they are learning to make their projects come alive. The school lights are awful, and my students would prefer to have them shut off instead of on because they cause them headaches. The room is so sterile with our current lighting.

Mrs. Sakowski
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Light Accents SUSAN Floor Lamp 72" Tall - 150-Watt with Side Reading Light - Standing Lamp - Torchiere (Black) • Amazon Business $39.45 1 $39.45
Light Accents SUSAN Floor Lamp 72" Tall - 150-Watt with Side Reading Light - Standing Lamp - Torchiere (Black) • Amazon Business $39.45 1 $39.45
Lemontec String Lights,25FT Vintage Backyard Patio Lights with 25 Clear Globe Bulbs-UL listed for Indoor/Outdoor Use, Globe Wedding Light, Deckyard Tents Market Cafe Porch Party (2 Pack 50 Bulbs 50FT) • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Expo Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Point, Assorted, 12/Pack (80699) • Staples Advantage $10.84 1 $10.84

Materials cost

$117.73

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.77

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$149.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.38

Total project goal

$175.88

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$175.88

2 Donors

-$153.82

Donations toward project cost

-$149.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$4.32

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$22.06

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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