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Mrs. Daly from Maplewood MN is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Great Problem To Have! So Many Books, So Few Shelves!

My students need 3 bookcases to hold the tubs of books we have sorted by genre in our classroom library.

  • $430 goal

This project expired on March 3, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are starting to accumulate many wonderful books for our classroom library, which began officially last year as my school district launched Balanced Literacy in all three of its middle schools. They funded the furniture needs for the first year but now can't afford to continue.

My students are 6th graders in a Minnesota middle school.

50% are on free and reduced lunch and with concerns at home revolving around meeting basic family needs, they can't afford to buy books and have very little access to the public library. My classroom library has to be organized and attractive. They deserve the best, most inviting set-up to browse!

My Project

I am requesting 3 bookcases to hold the tubs of books we have sorted by genre in our classroom library. These shelves will give my students more access to viewing and finding the books they want to read and give me more places to display the books as they come in. I spend hours and hours (and hundreds of dollars of my own money) at garage sales, half-price book sales and warehouse sales finding the titles I know will keep my students reading. I need multiple copies of each title for partnerships and clubs in my three sections.

These shelves will be used for years and years to come.

90 of my own students will benefit this year plus the many others who come to "shop" my library from classrooms who are just establishing their libraries. WE SHARE!

Mrs. Daly
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 90 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HON Metal Bookcase, 2 Shelves, 34-1/2 W by 12-5/8 D by 29 H, Putty • Amazon $109.99 3 $329.97

Materials cost

$329.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$364.92

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$64.40

Total project goal

$429.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$429.32

7 Donors

-$429.32

Donations toward project cost

-$364.92

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$64.40

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$0.00

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