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Mrs. Helling from Macomb IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books for Kids

Help me give my students access to books in their homes. Each student will receive three to four books specific to their reading abilities.

  • $174 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are such an example of kindness, inclusivity, thoughtfulness, and family mentality. It is such a joy to watch them grow as a classroom family this school year. I have been blessed with kind, selfless, and thoughtful group of children.

I will personally deliver the books to each student’s home.

Thank you!

My Project

First grade is bursting with exciting foundational literacy skills. Not only have my students learned to read, but they have also learned to LOVE to read. The love of reading progresses throughout the year until finally, students are reading to learn and for enjoyment. It is amazing to watch such growth happen in first grade.

Many of my students are from socioeconomically challenged homes.

My classroom, the school library, and the public library were there only access to books most of my students had. Sadly, these are now all closed. Research has shown that access to as few as 20 books in the home greatly increases a child’s academic success rate.

Thank you for helping me provide three to four books to each of my students so they can continue their love of reading while learning remotely. These are opportunities many of these students will not otherwise have. I simply cannot thank YOU enough!

Mrs. Helling
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Classroom Library Must-Haves: Grades K-1 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $75.00 1 $75.00
Kindness Pack: Grades K-2 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $30.00 1 $30.00

Materials cost

$105.00

Vendor shipping charges

$10.50

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$147.08

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.96

Total project goal

$173.04

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$173.04

3 Donors

-$173.04

Donations toward project cost

-$147.08

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.96

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$0.00

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