You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

Mrs. Richards from Redmond OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Choose Kind

My students need a class set of the novel, "Wonder" so we can all focus on choosing kind!

  • $447 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Teaching in a low-income, high poverty school has got to be one of the most rewarding positions to be in. Many of my students are faced with daily obstacles and challenges that kids just should not have to worry about at the young ages of ten and eleven.

As an educator, I have a chance to make a difference in my students' lives, and that is what I intend to do.

My students don't need flashy, materialist items. They need a place to come to each day that is consistent and loving; somewhere they can focus on being a kid, learning, and growing into productive members of our society. This all starts with the feeling of belonging, the feeling of being a part of a group no matter what.

My Project

This year, our fifth grade group focused on the book "Wonder" all year. I read aloud to my students because I own only one copy of the novel. Wonder is a realistic fiction story based on a fifth grade boy with facial deformities. Within the novel, the same story is told through different points of view giving students an idea of how not only can one person change many others' lives, but everyone looks at each situation a little differently.

The overall theme of this story is to be kind, no matter the difference or situation- something I strive to teach my kids daily.

We completed many different art projects and kindness projects based on what we learned through this book and I know, without a doubt, my kiddos have changed for the better because of this.

In addition to a class set of "Wonder", I hope to add to my flexible seating options with kneeling pads so that all students are comfortable when learning in the classroom. I would like to continue to focus on a student-centered learning environment where my kiddos are in control of how they learn.

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

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 23 students.

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Richards is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wonder • Amazon Business $10.19 30 $305.70
Trade Quest Letter Size Clipboard Low Profile Clip Hardboard (Pack of 30) • Amazon Business $29.75 1 $29.75
Set of 4 - Foam Kneeling Pads Garden Knee Mat / Gardening Seat Cushion • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


3 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Redmond","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[3204350],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"OR","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3225350,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":23,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Richards","authorIds":{"3204350":{"owner":"Mrs. Richards","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3225350],"proposalHash":"-395754596","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20665904,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MzIwNDM1MA==","NTE4NjI4Mw==","NTI4NDI3MQ=="],"teacherId":3204350,"schoolCounty":"Deschutes","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"OR","name":"Oregon"}}