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.

See this teacher's page

Mrs. Wiltse from De Soto KS is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Place for Our Books

My students need 30 new book bins to store their independent reading books and writing journals.

  • $221 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Hello! I am a third-grade classroom teacher from a Title I school with over 50% of the students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch. I would describe my students as kindhearted and passionate learners who are very active! They enjoy moving around the classroom and appreciate positive attention and choices.

Many of my students come from homes and face challenges beyond their control.

I am looking for simple ways to help them become inspired and grow as learners. I want them to come to school and see a place that is safe, comfortable, and flexible enough to meet their needs.

My Project

Reading is one of the most important things that I teach in 3rd grade. A student who excels in reading has the tools they need to learn just about anything they want. My students are enthusiastic learners who love books. I have a classroom library packed with novels and nonfiction books waiting to spark a student's interest. However, many of my classroom books get damaged by students who cram their books into their desks or cubbies because they don't have a good place to store them.

This project will allow my students to each have their own personal book bin.

The book bins will protect the books that I have purchased for our classroom library as well as give my students quick and easy access to the books they are reading when they finish their work. By providing my students with book bins, they will be more likely to pick up a book and start reading. Please help my students to have better organization in our classroom, and increase their reading skills at the same time!

Mrs. Wiltse
Grades 3-5
Half 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

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

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. Wiltse is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TT769X - Neon Connect & Store Book Bins - Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $28.99 5 $144.95

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


88 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Excluded support for DonorsChoose


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


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

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"De Soto","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[4368024],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"KS","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3265698,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":26,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Wiltse","authorIds":{"4368024":{"owner":"Mrs. Wiltse","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3265698],"proposalHash":"1183950281","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20919933,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MTI1NDM1Mg==","MzYyNTc4NQ==","MTQ5OTAzNw==","MTg3MjgyNw==","NjQzNDg3","MTg1NTk4Mg==","MTUzMDMzNw==","MzcxODkzOA==","NDgwODE2Ng==","NDg3MDE4OA==","NDM2ODAyNA==","MTkwOTc3MQ==","Mzg3NjM1MA==","MjY0MTI5OQ==","MTQxOTA5Mg==","MjE1Nzg=","MzA5MjkxNQ==","MTQ4MDczNQ==","MTUxMzM3OA==","MjAxODE2MQ==","MzUzNzc5MA==","MTkxNDcyMg==","MzEwMTAzMw==","NTM1ODc4Mg==","MTU3MTExNg==","MTQ3MjA2MA==","MTAyNzcxMQ==","NDM4NDM0Mg==","NTEwNTg1","MTIwMDEzMA==","Nzg0MDE2","NDkyODYzOA==","MTg3NTk5Mg==","MTExODEwNQ==","NDgxMjE3Ng==","MjU2NzUxOQ==","MjU5Mjg2NQ==","NTYyNTg5","NDM3OTg2Mg==","MzkwNTMyMw==","NDI3NzM2OA==","MjQ4NzE4Mw==","MzQ2MzM5","MTQwODQw","NTAxNTcwNg==","MTUyNzY4MQ==","MjQ2MjY0Mg==","NDIyMjkzNQ==","NTA5Nzk5Mg==","NTUyOTMzOA==","MzA5MjI2Mg==","MjgyNTc3","MzY4NTAxMQ==","NTU0MDY1NQ==","MzY1MjY0NA==","NjI3NjY4","MTkxMDY5MA==","MTExNzg1Ng==","MTEyMTI2Mw==","NTUwMTUz","NTA5OTYxNg==","NTM4NTE4Ng==","MjAxODUwNg==","MTk0ODAy","MzgxNzYx","MTQ1Mjc1MA==","MjA2ODcyNw==","NDc4ODUxNg==","NDk0OTQxNg==","MTk4ODE4","MzAzODI2NQ==","NDE2NDAxNw==","NDUwMzk4MQ==","MjI2Mjgy","MTcyNTU1NA==","MjE1MTM2OA==","MTE1MzAyNQ==","Mzc4NTA4","MjQwMzEwMg==","MTM5NDcxMQ==","NTQwNDgyMQ==","MjU1Njk=","Mzc4MjkzNQ==","MjQ2NzQ2Mw==","MjI5MTIyMg==","Njg4MDkw","MzQ5OTgwOQ==","MTc2NDc2MA=="],"teacherId":4368024,"schoolCounty":"Johnson","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"KS","name":"Kansas"}}