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Mrs. Dishner from Atkins VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bringing the World to Our Mountains

My students need books that show the diverse cultures and ethnicities of the world around them.

  • $329 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My elementary students are hard working and thirsty learners. They come from a beautiful area of the country, but we struggle economically in our region with many students living in poverty. Limited funding by local and state government makes it difficult for us to have everything that we need in order to function optimally.

Unemployment is high, and we have many students on free and reduced lunch.

Poor economic conditions should not stop these wonderful children from having the tools they need to learn and be successful. The need is there, but the funding just isn't.

By providing my students with the tools they need, who knows the great heights they can soar to. I long to be able to help them achieve the potential that they possess.

My Project

There is not a lot of cultural and ethnic diversity in the beautiful rural area where my students and I live. I want to be able to bring the diversity of the world to my young learners through books. My students are wonderfully curious and eager to know more about other people, other cultures, and other ways of life. Many have not had opportunities to travel outside of our region, but the world beyond them can be brought to them on our library shelves. I want them to be able to learn about and better understand life in different countries and people with backgrounds and cultures different from their own.

Mrs. Dishner
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Giant Squid • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
I Dissent • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Sit-In How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Little Melba and Her Big Trombone • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
Brothers In Hope The Story Of The Lost Boys Of Sudan • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
The Other Side • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Biblioburro A True Story from Colombia • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Harvesting Hope The Story of Cesar Chavez • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Eight Days: A Story of Haiti • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Librarian of Basra A True Story from Iraq • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Only Road • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Malala's Magic Pencil • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Esquivel! Space-Age Sound Artist • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Marisol McDonald no combina / Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Fish in a Tree • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Hansel and Gretel (Standard Edition) • AKJ Education $12.25 1 $12.25
A Bike Like Sergio's • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) • AKJ Education $8.98 1 $8.98

Materials cost

$245.78

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.69

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$279.47

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$49.32

Total project goal

$328.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$328.79

1 Donor

-$164.40

Donations toward project cost

-$139.74

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.66

match offer

-$164.39

Match offer toward project cost

-$139.73

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.66

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$0.00

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