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 »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

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.

 

Mrs. Heinzel from Greenfield WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A Library Opens The Doors To Discovery

My students need a nice classroom library to encourage a love of reading.

  • $1,651 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach a variety of children with very diverse backgrounds. Many of my students are students with English as a second language. I want to be able to reach each student, regardless of reading levels and backgrounds.

My students need to feel loved, welcomed, and accepted as soon as they walk through the doors.

We are an awesome classroom with successful, awesome students. We love learning and working together as a community of learners. All children have the ability to learn and grow.

My Project

Having a 6th Grade Classroom Library will ensure that all students will gather and grow a love for reading and learning. I want the room to show my love for teaching, learning, and growing...along with them.

This library will help my students excel in their reading adventures as we "travel the world" through books.

Having a classroom that offers flexible and comfortable seating with a plethora of books will ensure that all my students feel welcomed and comfortable in classroom on a daily basis. My library will be the center of all learning and will make for an environment that shows the love for learning and growing throughout the year. I am asking for two copies of 34 different books including The Giver as well as boxed sets of Harry Potter, Maze Funner and Hunger Games series. I am asking for two carpets and tour bean bag chairs.

Mrs. Heinzel
Grades 6-8
More than a third 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

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 Mrs. Heinzel is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CARPET READING TREE - 64X92 • School Specialty $195.97 2 $391.94
BEANBAG CHAIR ADULT SIZE - SELECT COLOR • School Specialty $45.47 4 $181.88
Harry Potter Paperback Boxed Set: Books #1-7 • AKJ Education $63.46 2 $126.92
Hunger Games (3 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $36.64 2 $73.28
The Maze Runner Series (Maze Runner) • AKJ Education $29.17 2 $58.34
Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Paperback Boxed Set (new covers w/poster) • AKJ Education $25.55 2 $51.10
Wonder • AKJ Education $8.79 2 $17.58
The Fault in Our Stars • AKJ Education $8.38 2 $16.76
The Outsiders • AKJ Education $7.30 2 $14.60
Brian's Winter • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
Paper Towns • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
The River • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children • AKJ Education $6.91 2 $13.82
Theodore Boone: The Accused • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
The Giver • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
Chains: Seeds of America • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
Theodore Boone: The Activist • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
Theodore Boone: The Abduction • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
Speak • AKJ Education $6.50 2 $13.00
Night • AKJ Education $5.99 2 $11.98
Chasing Vermeer • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
The Tale of Despereaux Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
The Witches • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
No Talking • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler 35th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Number the Stars • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Stargirl • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
The Westing Game (Puffin Modern Classics) • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Belly Up • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
The Soldier • AKJ Education $5.80 2 $11.60
Because of Winn-dixie • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
Welcome to Dead House (Classic Goosebumps #13) • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
Freak the Mighty • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
The Cay • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
Esperanza Rising • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
Maniac Magee • AKJ Education $5.05 2 $10.10
The Diary of a Young Girl • AKJ Education $4.51 2 $9.02
Hatchet • AKJ Education $4.24 2 $8.48
The Mysterious Adventures of Sherlock Holmes • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
BLACK (BK) - BROWN SALES • School Specialty $0.00 4 $0.00
OPTION CLASS - BROWN SALES BEANBAG COLOR CHOICES • School Specialty $0.00 4 $0.00

Materials cost

$1,296.08

Vendor shipping charges

$57.38

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$19.44

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,402.90

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$247.57

Total project goal

$1,650.47

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,650.47

23 Donors

-$1,096.06

Donations toward project cost

-$935.40

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$160.66

Matching donations from our partners

-$550.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$467.50

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$82.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

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":"Greenfield","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[4356161],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"WI","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":2720907,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/a-library-opens-the-doors-to-discovery/2720907/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":125,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Heinzel","authorIds":{"4356161":{"owner":"Mrs. Heinzel","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[2720907],"proposalHash":"487768535","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-1_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20983621,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NDkxMTQwOQ==","NDM1NjE2MQ==","NDkxMTg5OQ==","NDg3MjE0OQ==","MjA1OTE3NA==","NDU3NzA5MQ==","NDkxMTgyMA==","NDkxNDgwNw==","NDcwODQzNg==","NDcwMjIzNw==","NDkxMTk4NQ==","NDcwNzM4Mw==","NDkxNjc5Mg==","NDg4OTk2Mg==","NDkxODkyNQ==","NDkxNzUxMg==","NDczMDQ2Nw==","MjE5NjMxNA==","NDczMDgzNA==","NDkxMjM2Nw==","NDY3NzM0MQ==","NDkxNzA3MQ==","NDcwNTE3Mg==","NDkxMTU0OA==","NDkxMTUwNA==","MzQwMDExMw=="],"teacherId":4356161,"schoolCounty":"Milwaukee","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"WI","name":"Wisconsin"}}