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. ONeill from Bakersfield CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Choose Your Next Adventure!

My students need a teepee, camping chairs, a rug, bookshelf, flashlights, a picnic table, and new books to explore and expand their reading fluency.

  • $563 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students at my school are known as the Husky Heroes. My 2nd graders are eager and energetic learners. I love their enthusiasm for learning! Most are low-income, English Language Learners. Unfortunately, a lot of these students have limited resources at home. School is the only time they have access to new literature or any literature at all. Even though they are eager to learn, they struggle with reading and get discouraged. I would like to create a motivating, fun environment that encourages them to read.

Many of my students have already started this school year telling me that they can't read.

They feel embarrassed and ashamed. I would like all my students to know that they have the ability to become excellent readers. Having a fun, exciting place to practice reading with exciting materials will really help encourage my students. I would love for each of my students to find their reading super power skills.

My Project

All the students in my class deserve the opportunity to grow and build self-confidence. I am asking for a creative, fun, learning environment that encourages the love of reading. During our ELA time block, we incorporate Universal Access Stations. At this time students are able to read on their own or partner read with a buddy. This daily extra reading time of leveled reading builds fluency skills in these young readers.

Our class would like to put together a camping area to read in.

They would love to have a fun new area (teepee, picnic table, camping chairs, Adjustable Bookcase, and Little Red Lady Bug area rug ) to read in with their friends. This would provide a new, fun experience for my students who have very little real life experiences. They would have a blast using the mini flashlights to track their reading. Having a new area to put old and new books will also be a bonus, considering our current bookcase is barely standing. Some requested new books include Hungry, Hungry Sharks, Fly Guy, Just Me and My Dad, Llama Llama Loves Camping, Pete the Cat, and Llama Llama Loves Camping.

My kiddos would go bonkers for this new reading spaces and tools! Please help them shine and expose their secret reading powers!

Mrs. ONeill
Grades PreK-2
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

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. ONeill is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DIY Adjustable Bookcase, Bookshelf with 9 Book Shelves, Home Furniture Storage • Amazon Business $35.99 2 $71.98
Stansport Apex Double Arm Chair (Black/Silver) • Amazon Business $33.38 2 $66.76
Merry Garden Kids Wooden Picnic Bench • Amazon Business $55.87 1 $55.87
Mohawk Home 12396 416 060096 Aurora Little Red Lady Bug, Grey & White Chevron Striped Kids Area Rug, 5' x 8', Gray • Amazon Business $53.90 1 $53.90
AniiKiss Giant Canvas Kids Teepee Play Tent, Grey Stripes • Amazon Business $52.99 1 $52.99
FASTPRO 20-pack Aluminum LED Flashlights Set with 60-piece AAA Batteries Included and Pre-installed • Amazon Business $24.98 1 $24.98
LinenTablecloth 54-Inch Square Polyester Tablecloth Red & White Checker • Amazon Business $9.25 1 $9.25
Pete the Cat Take-Along Storybook Set: 5-Book 8x8 Set • Amazon Business $8.31 1 $8.31
The Solar System – Easy-to-Read Solar System Book for Kids Ages 5-7 (TIME FOR KIDS Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Dogzilla (digest) • Amazon Business $5.14 1 $5.14
Grizzly Bears • Amazon Business $5.13 1 $5.13
Llama Llama Loves Camping • Amazon Business $4.40 1 $4.40
The Titanic: Lost and Found (Step-Into-Reading, Step 4) • Amazon Business $4.31 1 $4.31
Dog Man: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1) • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00
Pete the Cat Goes Camping (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Just Me and My Dad (Little Critter) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Being Thankful (Mercer Mayer's Little Critter) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Hungry, Hungry Sharks (Step-Into-Reading, Step 3) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Fly Guy Presents: Sharks (Scholastic Reader, Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.39 1 $3.39
Fly Guy Presents: Space (Scholastic Reader, Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.39 1 $3.39
Fly Guy Presents: Dinosaurs (Scholastic Reader, Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
The Berenstain Bears Stand Up to Bullying (Berenstain Bears/Living Lights) • Amazon Business $2.94 1 $2.94
Fly Guy Presents: Weather (Scholastic Reader, Level 2) • Amazon Business $2.94 1 $2.94

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


2 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":"Bakersfield","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[5729244],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3524936,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":true,"numStudents":26,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. ONeill","authorIds":{"5729244":{"owner":"Mrs. ONeill","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3524936],"proposalHash":"-1112504268","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21254286,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NjAzMDQzMg==","NTcyOTI0NA=="],"teacherId":5729244,"schoolCounty":"Kern","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}