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Ms. Padilla from Houston TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books to Blaze Trails!

Help me give my students library books and supplies to improve their learning environment!

  • $997 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Most of my students will be first generation students when they go to college. My students need rigorous, exiting, and adventurous books to motivate them to go out and change the world. My classes are filled with hard-working, success driven, and energetic kiddos that want to make their parents proud! Each day feels successful in Ms. Padilla’s class, because they strive to go above and beyond — they have already committed to college graduation (in tenth grade). Although we have a very small school library that serves students from the 6th grade to 12th graders, I want my tenth graders to have access to all the books I believe can make their minds explore new areas they've never experienced. Please help and give my students the opportunity to escape reality... even if it is just for a couple of chapters!

My Project

Ninety percent of YES Prep students are first-generation college bound. Eighty percent of YES Prep students are economically disadvantaged. Ninety-five percent of YES Prep students are Hispanic or African American. Most students enter YES at least one grade level behind in reading. These may seem like dismal statistics. But... ONE HUNDRED PERCENT of YES graduating seniors are accepted into four-year colleges. YES stands for Youth Engaged in Service. Not only do my students have longer school hours, but they volunteer regularly in the community. Because of this unique supplement of volunteerism to our curriculum, not only do our students go off to college, but they come back to town after graduation and give back to the community. YES is transforming the face of education in our community, one child at a time, and we are proving that any child can learn. With this project, students will be able to explore their interests through the books this project will fun, which will then lead them to motivation to succeed in college.

Ms. Padilla
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 75 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7) • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7) • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Flipside Products Economical Study Carrel Black/Foam Pack of 24 (18223) • Amazon Business $52.56 1 $52.56
Flipside Products Economical Study Carrel Black/Foam Pack of 24 (18223) • Amazon Business $52.56 1 $52.56
Board Geeks 25 Pack Dry Erase Lapboards 9 inch by 12 inch Large Whiteboard White Board Set Great for Teachers, Students, Children, Classroom Reusable, Durable, Portable, Single Sided Whiteboard • Amazon Business $34.95 1 $34.95
Board Geeks 25 Pack Dry Erase Lapboards 9 inch by 12 inch Large Whiteboard White Board Set Great for Teachers, Students, Children, Classroom Reusable, Durable, Portable, Single Sided Whiteboard • Amazon Business $34.95 1 $34.95
Amazon Brand - Solimo Facial Tissues, 160 Tissues per Box (18 Flat Boxes) • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
J.R.R. Tolkien 4-Book Boxed Set: The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00
Germ-X Advanced Hand Sanitizer, Original, Pump Bottle, 33.8 Fluid Ounce (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $23.88 1 $23.88
Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Paperback Boxed Set (new covers w/poster) (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) • Amazon Business $23.35 1 $23.35
Chronicles of Narnia Box Set • Amazon Business $23.26 1 $23.26
Becoming • Amazon Business $16.29 1 $16.29
Becoming • Amazon Business $16.29 1 $16.29
There Will Come a Darkness (The Age of Darkness) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
There Will Come a Darkness (The Age of Darkness) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
City of Girls: A Novel • Amazon Business $14.69 1 $14.69
Capturing the Devil (Stalking Jack the Ripper) • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
Capturing the Devil (Stalking Jack the Ripper) • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
The Silent Patient • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Mrs. Everything: A Novel • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Wayward Son (Simon Snow Series) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Wayward Son (Simon Snow Series) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Manga Shakespeare: Othello • Amazon Business $11.71 1 $11.71
Vanishing Girls: A totally heart-stopping crime thriller • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Vanishing Girls: A totally heart-stopping crime thriller • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Tuscan Secret: An absolutely gripping, emotional, World War 2 historical novel • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Tuscan Secret: An absolutely gripping, emotional, World War 2 historical novel • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Beekeeper's Promise • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Secret Letter: Gripping and heartbreaking WW2 historical fiction • Amazon Business $10.55 1 $10.55
The Secret Letter: Gripping and heartbreaking WW2 historical fiction • Amazon Business $10.55 1 $10.55
One of Us Is Lying • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
One of Us Is Lying • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point (0.7mm), Assorted Colors, 12 Count • Amazon Business $10.03 1 $10.03
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point (0.7mm), Assorted Colors, 12 Count • Amazon Business $10.03 1 $10.03
Electric Pencil Sharpener Automatic Sharpener for No.2 Pencils and Colored Pencils (6-8mm) with Auto Stop Feature & Extra Cleaning Brush, USB/Battery Operated in Home/Classroom/Office (Red) • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Electric Pencil Sharpener Automatic Sharpener for No.2 Pencils and Colored Pencils (6-8mm) with Auto Stop Feature & Extra Cleaning Brush, USB/Battery Operated in Home/Classroom/Office (Red) • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Milkman: A Novel • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Cellar • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Butterfly Garden (The Collector) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Cellar • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Butterfly Garden (The Collector) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Roses of May (The Collector) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
The Roses of May (The Collector) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
A Forever Thing (A Three Magic Words Romance) • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
A Forever Thing (A Three Magic Words Romance) • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Where the Forest Meets the Stars • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Where the Forest Meets the Stars • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

Materials cost

$804.60

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.07

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$846.67

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$149.41

Total project goal

$996.08

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$996.08

1 Donor

-$996.08

Donations toward project cost

-$846.67

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$149.41

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$0.00

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