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Mrs. Willis from Orange TX is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books Don't Float: Harvey Hit Us Hard

My students need materials for our classroom library that we lost in hurricane Harvey. These materials will help bring back a normalcy into my students lives as well as help increase their academic learning.

  • $1,239 goal

This project expired on May 28, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher who has faced the difficulties of hurricane Harvey first hand, my students and our school district have been faced with same challenges. Despite all the obstacles that we have faced in this past year, I am looking to keep things as simple as possible and provide my students with creative ways to learn and grow.

My students are eager to learn and full of energy!

They like to move, they love to read and their absolute favorite time is center time. Many of them are living in construction zones as their homes are still being repaired from Harvey, as well as our school, so as a teacher my goal is to make the classroom a place where my students can experience something that is normal, safe and makes them feel comfortable. I may not be able to control my students home lives, however, I can control their experience at school. Doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hopeful to inspire my students to academic excellence.

My Project

When hurricane Harvey hit not only did many of our schools get destroyed so did many of our homes. Many of these students had both extremes. All of these materials are going towards rebuilding what we used to have in our library/center area before hurricane Harvey hit.

This project is going to help bring back the normalcy that all these kids long for.

The books will give the children reading material as well as a variety of genres to choose from. The bookcases and book baskets will give the books a home in the classroom. A rug is a place where we gather as a class and tell stories, have meaningful discussions and learn together. The stools and the cushions will give a place for the students to sit while reading. All of these things are going to help my students regain what they need for a functional library and center area in our classroom. Please help me as we try to put back the pieces after hurricane Harvey.

Mrs. Willis
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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11 donors11 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 18 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids 36" Adjustable Shelf Bookcase, Birch • Amazon Business $177.66 2 $355.32
Pacon Privacy Boards, Black, 48" x 16", 4 Boards (3791) • Amazon Business $13.95 6 $83.70
IRIS Extra Large 4" x 6" Photo and Embellishment Craft Keeper, 2 Pack, Multi Color • Amazon Business $36.54 2 $73.08
Storex Book Bins, 11-Inch, Assorted Colors, 30 Bins (STX70105U06C) • Amazon Business $70.99 1 $70.99
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-1101AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools, 17.75" Height, 11.75" Width, 11.75" Length, Assorted Colors (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $53.99 1 $53.99
Whitmor Supreme 4-Tier Shelving with Adjustable Shelves and Leveling Feet Chrome • Amazon Business $48.80 1 $48.80
Sandusky WS241430 Wire Shelving, 24" Width x 30" Height x 14" Depth, 3 Shelves, Chrome • Amazon Business $24.67 1 $24.67
HYSEAS 3D Digital Print Comfort Foam Throw Pillow for Home Decoration, Orange • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
The Boxcar Children Books 1-4 • Amazon Business $16.52 1 $16.52
The Boxcar Children Mysteries Books 5-8 (Boxcar Children)) • Amazon Business $15.11 1 $15.11
Junie B. Jones's Fifth Boxed Set Ever! (Books 17-20) • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
Junie B. Jones's First Boxed Set Ever! (Books 1-4) • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Junie B. Jones's Fourth Boxed Set Ever! (Books 13-16) • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Junie B. Jones's Third Boxed Set Ever! (Books 9-12) • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
Junie B. Jones's Second Boxed Set Ever! (Books 5-8) • Amazon Business $11.84 1 $11.84
HYSEAS 3D Digital Print Comfort Foam Throw Pillow for Home Decoration, Watermelon • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
HYSEAS 3D Digital Print Comfort Foam Throw Pillow for Home Decoration, Kiwi • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Magic School Bus Inside a Beehive • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
The Magic School Bus Inside the Earth (Magic School Bus) • Amazon Business $5.38 1 $5.38
The Magic School Bus Explores the Senses • Amazon Business $5.37 1 $5.37
The Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
National Geographic Readers: Elephants • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Magic School Bus Lost In The Solar System • Amazon Business $4.76 1 $4.76
The Magic School Bus in the Time of the Dinosaurs • Amazon Business $4.71 1 $4.71
The Magic School Bus Inside A Hurricane • Amazon Business $4.71 1 $4.71
National Geographic Readers: Abraham Lincoln (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Koalas • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Volcanoes! (National Geographic Readers) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Ants • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Coral Reefs • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Bees • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Meteors • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Sea Otters • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Water • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Turtles • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: George Washington (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Trains • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Caterpillar to Butterfly • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Martin Luther King, Jr. (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Giraffes • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Rosa Parks (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Polar Bears • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Cats vs. Dogs • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Bears • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Magic School Bus on the Ocean Floor • Amazon Business $3.98 1 $3.98
National Geographic Readers: Weird Sea Creatures • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
National Geographic Readers: Thomas Edison (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
National Geographic Readers: Deadly Predators • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
National Geographic Readers: Wolves • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
National Geographic Readers: Storms! • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
National Geographic Readers: Level 2 - Pandas • Amazon Business $3.68 1 $3.68
National Geographic Readers: Tigers • Amazon Business $3.39 1 $3.39
National Geographic Readers: Penguins! • Amazon Business $3.39 1 $3.39
National Geographic Readers: Cheetahs • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
National Geographic Readers: Woof! 100 Fun Facts About Dogs • Amazon Business $2.89 1 $2.89
National Geographic Readers: Planets • Amazon Business $2.48 1 $2.48

Materials cost

$1,007.25

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$15.11

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,052.36

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$185.71

Total project goal

$1,238.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,238.07

10 Donors

-$601.39

Donations toward project cost

-$541.18

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$60.21

match offer

-$601.39

Match offer toward project cost

-$511.18

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$90.21

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$35.29

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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