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Mrs. Buffi from Sterling VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Bucks for Books! - 2018-2019

My students need books to participate in our library book club.

  • $3,082 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students at our middle school are bright, hard-working, and enthusiastic about learning. They frequently come to the library to visit us on their own time to browse the shelves, work on class assignments, read, or complete projects in the creator space. Our students enjoy the structure of school because many of their lives are chaotic outside of it.

More than 70% of our students come from low-income households.

I am fully aware that their basic needs may not always be met when they arrive at school each morning. I admire these kids for their dedication and determination to succeed.

The population at our school is very diverse and many of these students are speakers of other languages. Our goal this year is to make connections with all of these students, no matter where they come from or what language they speak. I often think that is what our kids need the most; someone that doesn't have to care about them, but genuinely does.

My Project

Studies show that reading helps students to expand their vocabularies, improve their visualization skills, become better writers, and enhance their imaginations. Our book club will also improve our students' social and conversational skills, since they will be discussing the books they've read with teachers and other students. However, we cannot hold our book club without the books!

These books, which were chosen by our kids, will enable us to hold our book club, encourage meaningful conversations between students, and improve our students' reading skills.

With the influx of technology in today's world, children are not inclined to read for entertainment. Holding this book club will allow these students to feel the enjoyment that comes out of reading for fun. Putting these books in the hands of our students will also encourage them to read in the future.

Mrs. Buffi
Grades 6-8
More than half of 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 20 students.

18 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
All That I Can Fix • Amazon Business $18.99 19 $360.81
Contagion • Amazon Business $16.48 21 $346.08
Very, Very, Very Dreadful: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 • Amazon Business $14.71 21 $308.91
Bob • Amazon Business $13.89 21 $291.69
Nightbooks • Amazon Business $13.59 21 $285.39
Magic, Madness, and Mischief • Amazon Business $11.72 21 $246.12
Ghost Boys • Amazon Business $11.72 21 $246.12
The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl • Amazon Business $11.10 21 $233.10
Strange Star • Amazon Business $11.08 21 $232.68

Materials cost

$2,550.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$38.26

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$2,619.16

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$462.20

Total project goal

$3,081.36

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$3,081.36

17 Donors

-$2,962.55

Donations toward project cost

-$2,525.67

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$436.88

match offer

-$110.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$93.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.83

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$0.00

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