You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 

Ms. N. from Stamford CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Words in Color, An Afterschool Poetry Experience

My students need two djembe drums and drumsticks, the Def Poetry videos, and Bill Moyer's Fooling With Words book to turn them into expressive expert poets.

  • $236 goal

This project expired on April 7, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Have you ever felt so mad or angry about something that the only way you knew to express those feelings was to write it down on paper? If so, then you are like one of the students in our Poetry Club after school, also known as Words in Color. These students have learned to channel their feelings.

Our students come from low-income families struggling to make ends meet.

These students face enormous challenges and hardships as children and young adults, which often translates into disparities or gaps in their education. Consequently, we the teachers and educators who teach them, endeavor to go above and beyond in our efforts to ensure that these students get the best education that we can provide them with.

My Project

The Poetry Club was created by as an after school extracurricular activity for our urban students to use as an outlet to express themselves creatively and in a positive manner. To help us to continue along that path of creativity, we are requesting some poetry books by Bill Moyer and Def Poetry videos, which will aid our students in learning about different ways to express themselves as poets and artists. In addition, we are requesting two djembe drums and drumsticks, to help us prepare for our upcoming Black History Month Poetry slam and fashion show in February. These books, videos and drums will make the world of a difference to Words in Color poetry club because they will catapult us to to where we want to be as an afterschool club.

By donating to this project, you are affirming to our students that you are proud of them for always making the decision to react positively in an upsetting situation.

And you are willing to support their decision to continue to do so. Words in Color has done a lot for our students, to the point that I see students walking the hallways with poetry journals in hand. I hope that after you read through this project, you come to see this also and that it makes you more willing to donate. Thank you.

Ms. N.
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 16 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. N. is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Russell Simmons Presents: Def Poetry Season 1-6 • Barnes and Noble $51.29 1 $51.29
Fooling with Words: A Celebration of Poets and Their Craft Bill Moyers, Bill D. Moyers • Barnes and Noble $11.32 4 $45.28
Nino Original African Style Rope-Tuned Earth Rhythm Series Djembe • Woodwind & Brasswind $19.99 2 $39.98
Multi Rods Brush Sticks • Woodwind & Brasswind $12.99 2 $25.98

Materials cost

$162.53

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.44

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$199.97

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$35.29

Total project goal

$235.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$235.26

3 Donors

-$95.75

Donations toward project cost

-$83.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.45

match offer

-$137.26

Match offer toward project cost

-$116.67

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.59

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.25

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Stamford","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[369970],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CT","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":469260,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/-/469260/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":16,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. N.","authorIds":{"369970":{"owner":"Ms. N.","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[469260],"proposalHash":"661928451","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-1_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":23,"teacherChallengeId":101421,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MzY5OTcw","NjU4MTg4","NjI1MDY4","Mjc4MjUy"],"teacherId":369970,"schoolCounty":"Fairfield","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CT","name":"Connecticut"}}