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Ms. Lopez from Fresno CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bookcases for All Our Wonderful Books

Help me give my students bookcases to store all the wonderful books we have received from our donors.

  • $674 goal

This project expired on October 2, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I like to refer to my students as my awesome fourth graders. They come to me with a wide range of backgrounds, goals, and abilities. At our school most of the students are Hispanic/Latino or African American. It is my goal to prepare them to be successful in school; as well as, out in their communities.

However, when it comes to my students there are pieces of demographic data that concern me, and thus make me want to provide them with more resources.

According to the 2010 Census, 44% of Fresno students live in poverty. I know that this can have a significant impact on our students' learning, especially when certain resources aren't readily available to them on a daily basis. This year my incoming students have a great need for reading intervention and enrichment. I hope that with your help I'm able to provide them with the resources they need to improve in all academic areas.

My Project

Over the past few years I have been able to get a variety of books from donors, which my students have really enjoyed. However, in my classroom we do not have sufficient space or bookcases to display all of these books. Our reading books are currently stacked on a counter, which makes it difficult for students to sort through and pick a good book.

I would love your help in providing several book cases to store all of the wonderful novels we have received.

This will also help organize the books, so that students can more easily pick a book to fit their reading needs.

Ms. Lopez
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sauder 414724 Barrister Lane Bookcase, L: 53.15" x W: 12.13" x H: 47.52", Scribed Oak finish • Amazon Business $164.99 2 $329.98
ClosetMaid 1022 Cubeicals Organizer, 12-Cube, Dark Cherry • Amazon Business $79.99 2 $159.98

Materials cost

$489.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$44.83

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.35

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$572.14

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$100.97

Total project goal

$673.11

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$673.11

3 Donors

-$337.00

Donations toward project cost

-$286.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$50.55

Matching donations from our partners

-$336.11

Match offers toward project cost

-$285.69

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$50.42

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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