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Second-grader Nyah Williams raises her hand to answer a question from her teacher Stephanie Irish during a reading exercercise in class Friday at Avalon Elementary School in East Naples. Irish has used DonorsChoose.org to apply for grants to purchase various teaching tools in her classroom. Teachers in Naples and elsewhere are turning to websites like DonorsChoose.org and classwish.org to raise money for projects and classroom supplies. At some schools, they also list the supplies they need online and ask for donations.

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Lexey Swall/Staff Second-grader Nyah Williams raises her hand to answer a question from her teacher Stephanie Irish during a reading exercercise in class Friday at Avalon Elementary School in East Naples. Irish has used DonorsChoose.org to apply for grants to purchase various teaching tools in her classroom. Teachers in Naples and elsewhere are turning to websites like DonorsChoose.org and classwish.org to raise money for projects and classroom supplies. At some schools, they also list the supplies they need online and ask for donations.

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