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Mrs. Antilla from Arleta CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Case for a New Bookcase

My students need a new bookcase with mailboxes to replace our broken shelving unit.

  • $446 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My third graders are energetic learners. They come to school ready to learn with inquisitive minds that are like sponges. My students are eager to learn.

I teach at a large urban elementary, Title I school, in which one hundred percent of the students receive free breakfast and lunch.

Many of my students come from two-parent homes in which both parents work trying to make ends meet. Some of my students come from single-parent homes. This year over half of my students speak a different language at home and thus are second language learners. I just want to provide the best educational experiences possible for all my students.

My Project

We currently have a huge and very dilapidated mailbox organizer that I salvaged from an office 20 years ago. It has served its purpose but it is falling apart and could pose a safety problem.

My students need a secure place to store text books, class library books, and science and math manipulates as well as their work.

A new metal bookcase and classroom mailboxes will not only provide a safe place for students' work, but will also allow for storage of class books which are quite heavy when there are 25 copies. After researching, a metal bookcase is the strongest solution under $400.

Mrs. Antilla
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tennsco Metal Bookcases in Black, 78" • $269.99 1 $269.99
AdirOffice File Organizer Classroom - Office - Home - Blue (30 Slots, Blue) • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99

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