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Ms. Martinez from Richmond VA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Zen Zone

Help me give my students a peaceful classroom with an air purifier and florescent light filters.

  • $530 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My second graders attend an inner-city Title I school. At our school, all of the students receive free breakfast and lunch so they can focus on learning while they are in class. One-third of my students are English Language Learners which means that on top of learning the content for second grade they are also working hard to master English. My students are fun loving and eager to learn, and I am just as excited to teach them this year!

My Project

I want to create a calm and welcoming environment for my students to come learn everyday. Although I already have string lights, rugs, art and curtains...something just didn't feel right. It was the harsh florescent lights! My students complain that their eyes hurt and they get frequent head aches making it hard for them to focus and learn. These light filters will diffuse the harsh white light creating a more peaceful learning environment.

Softer lighting and fresh clean air will create the optimal learning environment.

My classroom can get quite stuffy and when the heat or air is turned on, dust is blown into the room. This dust aggravates my students allergies and asthma. My students miss school because they keep getting sick or their allergies are acting up, and if they aren't at school then they are missing valuable instruction. The Levoit Air Purifier would drastically reduce the dust, germs, and allergens in my classroom. I will use the diffuser to fill the room with essential oils to calm my students and enhance their focus. I know a calm and fresh environment will boost my students potential and keep them in the classroom so they can learn.

Ms. Martinez
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 19 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEVOIT LV-PUR131 Air Purifier with True HEPA Filter, Air Cleaner for Large Room, Allergies, Dust, Smoke, Pets, Smokers, Odor Eliminator, Home Air Quality Monitor, Energy Star, US-120V, 2-Year Warranty • Amazon Business $179.99 1 $179.99
Educational Insights Fluorescent Light Filters (Whisper White), Set of 4 • Amazon Business $32.08 2 $64.16
Levoit Air Purifier LV-PUR131 Replacement Filter True HEPA & Activated Carbon Filters Set, LV-PUR131-RF , (2 Pack) • Amazon Business $56.99 1 $56.99
Educational Insights Fluorescent Light Filters (Tranquil Blue), Set of 4 • Amazon Business $25.39 2 $50.78
URPOWER Real Bamboo Essential Oil Diffuser Ultrasonic Aromotherapy Diffusers Cool Mist Aroma Diffuser with Adjustable Mist Modes, Waterless Auto Shut-Off, 7 Color LED Lights for Home Office • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
ArtNaturals Therapeutic-Grade Aromatherapy Essential Oil Set – (8 x 10ml) - 100% Pure of the Highest Quality Oils – Peppermint, Tea Tree, Lavender, Eucalyptus • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
Educational Insights 1232 Patterned Fluorescent Light Filters—2-Pack • Amazon Business $18.87 1 $18.87

Materials cost

$413.73

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.21

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$449.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$79.40

Total project goal

$529.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$529.34

7 Donors

-$409.34

Donations toward project cost

-$347.94

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$61.40

match offer

-$120.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$102.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.00

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$0.00

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