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Ms. Ellis from Jackson MS is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books Hold the Power to Change the Minds

Help me give my students books that give them the confidence they need to continue expanding their minds and help build their reading skills.

  • $490 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are underprivileged and sometimes misunderstood. The majority of my students do not have the necessary tools or means to be successful in life, let alone in the classroom. I want to be the light at the end of the tunnel when my students come into my classroom. I want to be that one teacher that gives them hope and makes them want to be the difference they want to see in there homes and communities. I want my classroom to be there home away from home and their safe place, where they not only come to learn and gain knowledge but where they come to be apart of a movement and a safe place where they can express themselves openly without judgment.

My Project

As an English teacher, I believe students need books to expand their minds and imagination. Excellent reading skills are very important at any grade level and are very necessary and useful in life. Making sure that my students are either at or above grade reading level is my number one goal this year and with these books, I know I will be able to reach this goal. Students want to be able to read well and want to be able to comprehend what they read, and I feel that making sure that they are exposed and able to have access to books that can help them gain that are very important.

Ms. Ellis
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Guided Reading Collection: Grade 3 At Level (20 Books) • AKJ Education $133.51 1 $133.51
Guided Reading Collection: Grade 3 Above Level (20 Books) • AKJ Education $130.87 1 $130.87
Guided Reading Collection: Grade 3 Below Level (20 Books) • AKJ Education $91.66 1 $91.66

Materials cost

$356.04

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$24.92

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.34

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$416.30

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$73.46

Total project goal

$489.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$489.76

6 Donors

-$404.47

Donations toward project cost

-$348.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$56.17

match offer

-$80.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$68.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.29

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$0.00

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