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Mrs. Landry from Metairie LA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Bookshelf Needed for Bountiful Book Collection

My students need a bookshelf to expand access to books in the classroom library.

  • $254 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." - Ralph Waldo Emerson. I choose to blaze a new path: one where my students will thrive.

My students attend a wonderfully diverse community school.

We have a large special needs population, many English as a Second Language learners, and a majority of our students qualify for free or reduced-price school lunch, indicating an economic disadvantage. Despite all of the challenges facing my school and students, we have improved test scores greatly in the past few years. We have been recognized by the state of Louisiana as a "Top Gains" school and have earned a grade of A three of the past four years on our school report card.

My Project

There is much research supporting the value of the practice of self-selected reading during school hours, and I have seen the benefits firsthand. By providing books that kids enjoy, I firmly believe they will begin to enjoy reading.

While our book selection has grown, our shelf space has not.

I have provided the best shelving I can, but they are all temporary solutions (think plastic crates, plastic shelves, and thin metal slatted shelves). The books are crammed, creating an unappealing display from which students to choose the perfect book. One of the shelves has a back that has fallen off! I worry that my students will not feel the benefits of the bountiful book collection without this new bookshelf. Please help my readers easily find what they want to read with a donation to this project.

Mrs. Landry
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 100 students.

7 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids Birch 8-Section School Classroom Storage Cabinet with Casters, Natural, 36" H • Amazon Business $167.99 1 $167.99

Materials cost

$167.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$14.70

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$215.21

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$37.98

Total project goal

$253.19

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$253.19

4 Donors

-$144.10

Donations toward project cost

-$122.49

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.61

match offer

-$109.08

Match offer toward project cost

-$92.72

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.36

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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