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

Mrs. Hays from Gallatin TN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books for Bedtime

My students need a variety of diverse books to complete our project Books for Bed time.

  • $398 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work with students K-5 at a Title I school. We are a school that has been through several changes this year. The biggest being construction to add on to our school. We serve around 760 students. My focus as a reading specialist is all things literacy especially guided reading/writing. They are excited about learning and thrive with engaging lessons and excel with unique learning environments. Engagement is very important to us!

Our students are the heart of our school.

We have implemented a house system over the past 4 years similar to that of the Ron Clark Academy. The house system has cultivated a sense of pride and honor amongst faculty, staff, and students. We show up everyday to make our students' lives better and to prepare them for the future. We have a house council made up of 25-5th grade students. These students work to serve our house system and school through various activities.

My Project

The goal for my students is to choose from a variety of diverse books and practice reading them. Once they are fluent and confident, they will read these books while being recorded. The recording will go on our school's Facebook page at least once a week as a bedtime treat for families to listen to these wonderful stories. Teachers in other classrooms will have access to these recordings so that students can listen to these books again in the classroom. The books we have chosen are representative of children from different backgrounds and abilities just like the students at our school. We have also chosen books that will help build character and community within our school building.

Mrs. Hays
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

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 Mrs. Hays is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Magician's Hat • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
The Three Little Tamales • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Wings • Amazon Business $14.70 1 $14.70
Dude! • Amazon Business $14.54 1 $14.54
A Boy and a Jaguar • Amazon Business $13.94 1 $13.94
Ricky, the Rock that Couldn't Roll • Amazon Business $13.86 1 $13.86
The Water Princess • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $13.44 1 $13.44
Gazpacho for Nacho • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Lost and Found Cat: The True Story of Kunkush's Incredible Journey • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Alma and How She Got Her Name • Amazon Business $12.01 1 $12.01
Two Bobbies: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship, and Survival • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Wordy Birdy • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Twenty Yawns • Amazon Business $11.38 1 $11.38
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Vashti Harrison) • Amazon Business $11.16 1 $11.16
Mary Had a Little Glam • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $10.73 1 $10.73
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
The Wheels on the Tuk Tuk • Amazon Business $9.67 1 $9.67
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
I Love My Hair! • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
We March • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners • Amazon Business $6.71 1 $6.71
The Jelly Donut Difference: Sharing Kindness with the World • Amazon Business $6.30 1 $6.30

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


3 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Gallatin","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[536271],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"TN","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3564614,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":25,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Hays","authorIds":{"536271":{"owner":"Mrs. Hays","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3564614],"proposalHash":"-1035000100","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":71429,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MTU0ODEzOA==","NTk2ODQyNw==","NTg4MzUwNQ==","NTM2Mjcx"],"teacherId":536271,"schoolCounty":"Sumner","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"TN","name":"Tennessee"}}