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Mrs. R. from Chicago IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bigger is Better: Giving Our Library a Face-Lift

The cost of 2 steel bookcases, 4 bean bag chairs, and a classroom rug is $879, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $879 goal

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I have the extreme pleasure of teaching an enthusiastic group of third graders on the southwest side of Chicago. All the African-American students in my school receive free or reduced lunch. The neighborhood where my school is located is considered one of the poorest in Chicago, but I must say that my students are rich in knowledge. My students and I have spent the past semester writing letters to friends, family, and business owners to aid in giving books to our classroom library. We had a goal of 300 books and we have exceeded our goal. Fortunately, our quaint library needs to be expanded. My students love the idea of being comfortable when they read so they decided they wanted to convert the entire back section of the classroom into a home away from home. To do this we will need a bigger rug, more beanbag chairs, another bookshelf and more crates for the books we are continually receiving. Students will be able to use the library during small group instruction and during silent reading. With a more expansive library more students will be able to read in comfort at once. We are so excited to know that someone will make our dream library a reality. Thank you so much for helping my students to gain a reading experience that is both bigger and better!

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

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Earthworks Bold • KidCarpet.com $341.99 1 $341.99
Safco(R) Value Mate(R) Steel Bookcase, 3 Shelves, 41quotH x 31 3/4quotW x 13 1/2quotD, Black • Office Depot Inc. $80.99 1 $80.99
Safco(R) Value Mate(R) Steel Bookcase, 2 Shelves, 28quotH x 31 3/4quotW x 13 1/2quotD, Black • Office Depot Inc. $71.99 1 $71.99
High Back Bean Bag Chair, Red • Highsmith Inc. $50.16 1 $50.16
BEAN BAG CHAIR YELLOW • Nasco $26.05 1 $26.05
BEAN BAG CHAIR PURPLE • Nasco $26.05 1 $26.05
BEAN BAG CHAIR BLUE • Nasco $26.05 1 $26.05

Materials cost

$623.28

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$720.58

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$158.18

Total project goal

$878.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$878.76

2 Donors

-$829.23

Donations toward project cost

-$721.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$107.98

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$50.34

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$0.00

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