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.

Menu
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. Wirthgen from Lake Forest CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Comfy Reading Corner!

Help me give my students a comfortable reading corner with a variety of books at their instructional reading level.

  • $586 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have a class of amazing boys and girls that are happiest when at school.

My eight and nine years old students are mostly English Language Learners.

Most of my students come from families with low incomes and have limited resources available to them at home. My students all strive to become better at reading English and get incredibly excited when they advance to a higher skill level. They thrive at school and are so happy to be learning, creating, and designing.

My Project

These new book titles will continue to enhance our reading program and print-rich classroom with the ability to differentiate reading groups. My students will have the opportunity to learn in a positive and fun book-club environment. The comfortable floor seats will give my students flexibility in choosing a flex space where they will attend and work with their peers in the reading circle.

By donating to this project, you will not only help to improve the love of reading in each child, but you will also increase student focus and achievement.

The best way to succeed in all academic areas is to have a strong reading foundation. This will ultimately help increase their literacy skills and desire to learn to read to their best ability.

Mrs. Wirthgen
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of 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. Wirthgen is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC405BU - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $54.99 4 $219.96
EE587 - Think, Talk, Write Nonfiction Reading Center - Gr. 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
Fantastic Mr. Fox • AKJ Education $5.59 9 $50.31
Frindle • AKJ Education $5.59 9 $50.31
Freckle Juice • AKJ Education $4.19 10 $41.90

Materials cost

$422.47

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$38.66

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.34

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$497.47

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$87.79

Total project goal

$585.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$585.26

1 Donor

-$390.16

Donations toward project cost

-$331.64

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$58.52

match offer

-$195.09

Match offer toward project cost

-$165.83

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.26

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Lake Forest","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[4372255],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3910758,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/comfy-reading-corner/3910758/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":28,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Wirthgen","authorIds":{"4372255":{"owner":"Mrs. Wirthgen","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3910758],"proposalHash":"-639865321","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp4372255_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1495050822160","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20920664,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NDkwODgyNQ==","NjI1NTU2OQ=="],"teacherId":4372255,"schoolCounty":"Orange","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}