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 »
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.

  • $235 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Backman
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Books! Books! Books!

The cost of Vocabulary Building Readers, Eyewitness Nonfiction Readers, and Step Into Reading from Lakeshore Learning is $235, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

I am a kindergarten teacher in a public school in San Jose, California. My students are inquisitive 5 and 6 year olds who are starting to read. Our school district has mostly low income families who are struggling to get by. Most families do not have the funds to provide reading opportunities at home. My request is for take-home books. I would like to be able to send a book home with every student each week. Each student could read the book with their family. Parents can read to the children and when ready, the children can read to the parents. The students would bring back the book on Friday and then on Monday I would send a new book home with each student. Right now I do not have enough books on the students' level to be able to do this. I have high hopes for what my children can achieve and my wish is to give them every opportunity to learn while they are with me. Please help me to broaden these young minds with a classroom take home library full of learning and enjoyment opportunities. These books would be used by 2 kindergarten classes. It would benefit 40 students a year. They would last several years helping over 100 students. Thank you for your time and support.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BV210X - Vocabulary Building Readers - Complete S • Lakeshore Learning $65.00 1 $65.00
FB711 - Eyewitness Nonfiction Readers - Set 1 • Lakeshore Learning $39.50 1 $39.50
XT851 - Step into Reading - Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning $39.50 1 $39.50

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


1 Donor


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

1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 40 students.

Project Activity

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
{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"San Jose","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[18227],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":38935,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":40,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Backman","authorIds":{"18227":{"owner":"Ms. Backman","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[38935],"proposalHash":"945643273","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":22,"teacherChallengeId":43786,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":18227,"schoolCounty":"Santa Clara","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}