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

Mr. Seton from Columbus OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Bluest Eye for Visionary Scholars

Help me give my students 125 copies of Toni Morrison's classic novel, The Bluest Eye

  • $1,600 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work with predominantly low-income students of color in central Ohio. Many come from immigrant families and even more will be the first in their family to earn a college degree. They are incredibly hard-working, brilliant, and funny. They inspire me to be the best teacher I can every day.

Many of them ride the bus hours each day across the city to be here and balance schoolwork with significant family and extracurricular responsibilities.

They demonstrate remarkable toughness, resourcefulness, and camaraderie. Their intelligence and integrity gives me great hope for our future.

My Project

My 9th grade students live only a couple hours from Toni Morrison's birthplace but have never read her classic works. In honor of Morrison's legacy, I am excited to lead my students through her legendary debut novel, The Bluest Eye. It is a powerful coming-of-age novel that touches on so many important issues--race, gender, trauma, and more. The book is an engaging, challenging read that will be perfect for growing my 9th grade scholars' skills.

Your donation will allow every single one of my students to read along with a copy of Morrison's brilliant debut novel.

They will close-read portions every day in class and then annotate with sticky notes each night for homework. They will be so excited to read along in these new books, and I will make sure to save these books for my students in future years.

Mr. Seton
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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 Mr. Seton is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Bluest Eye (Vintage International) • Amazon Business $10.48 125 $1,310.00

Materials cost

$1,310.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$19.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,359.65

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$239.94

Total project goal

$1,599.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,599.59

15 Donors

-$1,448.88

Donations toward project cost

-$1,232.15

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$216.73

match offer

-$150.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$127.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.71

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":"Columbus","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[398466],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"OH","teacherPossessivePronoun":"his","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":4358067,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/bluest-eye-for-visionary-scholars/4358067/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":125,"teacherScreenName":"Mr. Seton","authorIds":{"398466":{"owner":"Mr. Seton","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4358067],"proposalHash":"-519362880","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/orig/tp398466_orig.jpg?crop=300,300,x0,y0&width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1567033285342","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":53152,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NDA1NzY5OA==","MjMyOTc5","OTY4NDcy","MTYxMjU0NA==","Njc4Nzk3NA==","MTYwNTU5MA==","Njc4MzA5MA==","NTkzNTkzOA==","Mzk4NDY2","Njc5NDY0Mw==","NDEwNTc0OA==","NjkyNjg4OA==","NjE2MDY=","NjYxOTQzMw==","Njc5OTA2NQ==","NTA3MDMw"],"teacherId":398466,"schoolCounty":"Franklin","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"OH","name":"Ohio"}}