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Ms. Riley from Washington DC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books to Borrow

My students need books to borrow from the classroom to read at home.

  • $1,016 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students are a diverse group of motivated, hard-working and passionate learners. Living in an urban neighborhood in Northwest Washington, DC, some of our students find themselves below grade level or struggling to learn English. However, we provide all the resources and support to help these students reach grade level expectations by the end of each school year, by teaching them to work through the curriculum at their own pace. At our school, we emphasize that education is a journey and not a competition. Through personal devices for all students grades 3-8, free breakfast, lunch and snack every day, and an extended school day so there is time for mentorship and intervention, our students are equipped with the power to overcome any challenges and reach any and all of their personal goals.

My Project

My students are from low-income homes. Therefore, their access to new and intriguing books at home is limited. With this project, we will receive books like, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid, ” that they can take home to read for homework. I can ensure that students always have a book to take home for the night, still while maintaining a full and compelling classroom library with the books I already have.

With many of my students facing many issues at home, sometimes bringing a book back to me is the last thing on their mind.

With these books, it will be a stress free loan. If they can return it, wonderful! However, if they cannot, there will be no penalty and hopefully someone else in the family can read it. This project will allow for our classroom to have multiples of specific books and therefore allow students to take one and for our classroom to still have another copy.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books (Books 1-10) • Amazon Business $82.47 2 $164.94
Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7) • Amazon Business $52.16 2 $104.32
Big Nate Series Collection Lincoln Peirce 6 Books Box Set Gift Pack (Big Nate on a Roll, Goes for Broke, the Boy with the Biggest Head in the World, Strikes Again, Flips Out, in the Zone) • Amazon Business $44.99 2 $89.98
Dork Diaries x 10 title set: Dork Diaries / Party Time / How to Dork your Diary / Pop Star / Dear Dork / TV Star / Skating Sensation / Holiday Heartbreak / OMG / Once Upon a Dork • Amazon Business $44.98 1 $44.98
I Survived Collector's Toolbox (I Survived) • Amazon Business $35.55 1 $35.55
History Year by Year • Amazon Business $19.83 1 $19.83
The 50 States: Explore the U.S.A. with 50 fact-filled maps! • Amazon Business $19.37 1 $19.37
Children's Encyclopedia of American History • Amazon Business $18.87 1 $18.87
Space! (Knowledge Encyclopedias) • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!) 2 (National Geographic Kids) • Amazon Business $17.15 1 $17.15
5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!) (National Geographic Kids) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Space: A Visual Encyclopedia • Amazon Business $15.53 1 $15.53
Human Body! (Knowledge Encyclopedias) • Amazon Business $15.05 1 $15.05
Big Book of WHERE (A TIME for Kids Book) (TIME for Kids Big Books) • Amazon Business $14.96 1 $14.96
Bet You Didn't Know: Fascinating, Far-out, Fun-tastic Facts! (Fun Facts) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Big Book of How Revised and Updated: 1,001 Facts Kids Want to Know (A TIME for Kids Book) (TIME for Kids Big Books) • Amazon Business $13.51 1 $13.51
Maker Lab: 28 Super Cool Projects: Build * Invent * Create * Discover • Amazon Business $12.43 1 $12.43
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Who (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books) • Amazon Business $9.96 1 $9.96
Naruto, Vol. 5: The Challengers • Amazon Business $9.94 1 $9.94
The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 13) • Amazon Business $9.90 1 $9.90
Naruto, Vol. 6: Predator • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
Naruto, Vol. 9: Neji vs. Hinata • Amazon Business $9.72 1 $9.72
Naruto, Vol. 7: Orochimaru's Curse • Amazon Business $9.56 1 $9.56
What's Inside the Forbidden City? Ancient History Book for Kids | Past and Present Societies • Amazon Business $9.52 1 $9.52
Naruto, Vol. 3: Dreams • Amazon Business $9.20 1 $9.20
Naruto, Vol. 12: The Great Flight • Amazon Business $9.12 1 $9.12
Naruto, Vol. 10: A Splendid Ninja • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
National Geographic Kids Everything Space: Blast Off for a Universe of Photos, Facts, and Fun! • Amazon Business $8.63 1 $8.63
Naruto, Vol. 11: Impassioned Efforts • Amazon Business $8.58 1 $8.58
Naruto, Vol. 2: The Worst Client • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Nerdiest, Wimpiest, Dorkiest I Funny Ever • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Naruto, Vol. 1: Uzumaki Naruto • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Naruto, Vol. 4: Hero's Bridge • Amazon Business $6.35 1 $6.35

Materials cost

$775.15

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$46.51

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.63

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$863.29

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$152.35

Total project goal

$1,015.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,015.64

5 Donors

-$972.64

Donations toward project cost

-$826.74

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$145.90

match offer

-$43.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$36.55

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.45

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$0.00

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