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Mrs. McLaughlin from Graham NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Craving a Good Book? Check Out This Book Vending Machine

Help me give my students a craving for reading and become lifelong readers by providing books to take home from our school book vending machine!

  • $5,112 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our library media center is the center of our elementary school. Students enjoy coming to the library to work on projects and enjoy reading books for personal learning or pleasure.

We are a Title 1 funded school in a small rural community with 61 percent of students on free and reduced lunch.

Our students enjoy reading a variety of books and the school library is where the majority of them get their daily reading material. The nearest library for most of our students is ten miles away and for many that is too far to travel because of cost and distance. Many students visit the media center on a daily basis.

My Project

Help us help our students to satisfy their craving for a good book from a book vending machine. Our students enjoy reading for both pleasure and learning. They enjoy going to the media center to see what new books are there and choosing just the "right fit book."

Our students will be able to satisfy their craving for reading a good book by being able to select their own book to keep from the book vending machine.

The goal is to increase literacy in our school by offering students books to keep at home in addition to the library books they check out.

Each student will be given a golden token to place in the book vending machine to choose their "right fit" book to take home.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bookworm Book Vending Machine Full Wrap • Global Vending Group, INC. $3,495.00 1 $3,495.00

Materials cost

$3,495.00

Vendor shipping charges

$495.00

State sales tax

$272.61

3rd party payment processing fee

$52.42

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$4,345.03

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$766.77

Total project goal

$5,111.80

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$5,111.80

10 Donors

-$2,538.26

Donations toward project cost

-$2,286.41

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$251.85

Matching donations from our partners

-$2,421.91

Match offers toward project cost

-$2,058.62

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$363.29

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$151.63

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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