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Ms. Freer from Grand Rapids MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books for Everyone - A Book Vending Machine

Help me give my students a book vending machine to help celebrate our amazing readers!

  • 53 donors
  • $2,150 still needed
  • 53 donors
  • $2,150 still needed
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My Students

I work in an amazing building. My students are thoughtful, caring, excited to learn, and willing to challenge themselves. Most of our buildings families are Hispanic and many of them are not only learning the content we teach them, but also are learning English. Our students are the reason our staff do what we do. They inspire us and motivate the staff to give our best in order to help them grow into the best people that they can be!

My Project

A love of reading. This is something that every teacher hopes to instill in their students. Our school is filled with books - classroom libraries, our building library, and our "WIN" library. But all of these books belong to the teacher or to the school. What if we could provide students with books that they could keep, something to really help build their love of reading? And what if these books were able to be provided for special occasions - when a student showed amazing perseverance, met a goal they had been working on, or stood up for a friend?

This is the experience that I am hoping you will be able to help me provide for our entire building.

A Book Vending Machine (who knew there was such a thing?) allows our building to provide students with amazing books that they can earn and keep. This allows our building to get more non-fiction and literature into the hands of our smart and creative students.

A love of reading is something that is incredibly important to me. I learned to love to read in middle school. I want to be able to instill that into my building now and help them grab on to the adventure that reading offers them today!

Ms. Freer
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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53 donors53 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 400 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bookworm Vending Machine Custom Full Wrap • Global Vending Group, Inc. $4,170.00 1 $4,170.00

Materials cost

$4,170.00

Vendor shipping charges

$495.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$62.55

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$4,757.55

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$839.57

Total project goal

$5,597.12

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$5,597.12

50 Donors

-$3,377.75

Donations toward project cost

-$2,877.08

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$500.67

match offer

-$62.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$53.12

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.38

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.05

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$2,149.82

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Project Activity

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