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.

 

Mr. Pangburn from Oklahoma City OK is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A 12-Year Old Author!

My students need 30 books in order to have one copy each.

  • $337 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Imagine you are a student who thinks that maybe, one day, you will grow up and accomplish something. So many kids believe that they are just biding their time until they get older, and then they will be what they wanted to be. Just Jake, written by a 12 yr-old, challenges them to be that person now.

My students love to help others.

They are the most social group of kids I have met (sometimes more social than they need to be!) These kids are also in a community where apathy and poverty run rampant. This means that most of them are bucking the trend by being interested in their education. Our school is a high poverty school that does our best in the situation we are in. So do our students!

My Project

I have incredible students who love to help others. They are happy to have what they have, but aspire to do so much more. Although they live in relative poverty, they are living rich lives. I want even more for them. Having the book, Just Jake #1, in their hands will not just allow them a laugh or two, they will see that they too can be authors if that is what they want to work towards.

I truly believe that this book will help my students to see that they can meet their goals now, not just when they "grow up someday".

Because the book is written by a 12 yr-old, it will show them that kids their age can do things that most people think only adults do. I actually hope it inspires some of them to pursue being an author or illustrator now, not someday.

Read More
Mr. Pangburn
Grades 6-8
  • Rancho Village Elementary School
  • Oklahoma City, OK
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

3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 21 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 Mr. Pangburn is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Just Jake #1 • AKJ Books $7.79 30 $233.70

Materials cost

$233.70

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$19.05

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.51

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$286.26

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$50.52

Total project goal

$336.78

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$336.78

2 Donors

-$168.39

Donations toward project cost

-$143.13

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.26

match offer

-$168.39

Match offer toward project cost

-$143.13

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.26

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":"Oklahoma City","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[2592314],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"OK","teacherPossessivePronoun":"his","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":1725750,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/a-12-year-old-author/1725750/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":21,"teacherScreenName":"Mr. Pangburn","authorIds":{"2592314":{"owner":"Mr. Pangburn","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[1725750],"proposalHash":"-2132164511","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-3_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20513712,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["Mjk5OTc5Nw==","MzIwMjA5OA==","MzIxNDQ2Mg=="],"teacherId":2592314,"schoolCounty":"Oklahoma","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"OK","name":"Oklahoma"}}