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Mrs. Braley from Brooks ME is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating an Organized Room for Reading

My students need a bigger selection of books at their interest levels, a new mailbox because our's is broken, and different seating options, such as balance ball chairs, to help students wiggle and focus.

  • $597 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work in a high poverty, low employment rural area in Maine. Every student receives free breakfast, lunch, and healthy snack from school daily.

My students are creative, loving, and enthusiastic about learning.

Many of them are behind in all areas of learning, are constantly wiggling, and needing reminders to focus and complete work. These kids go without at home on a daily basis and I want to give them a vibrant room that helps make learning come to life.

My Project

I currently have a 30 slot cardboard mailbox that is falling apart, making sending home papers difficult and needs to be replaced. The wooden mailbox that I am asking for is more durable and will be able to hold the students library books without falling apart.

My students are begging for new books at their reading and interest levels.

This year students have not been placing book orders through Scholastic, making it difficult for me to grow my selection of books. These boxed sets and graphic novels are books they have asked for and will help them grow as readers. My students also need balance ball chairs.

Mrs. Braley
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Lime Green, 45cm • Amazon Business $16.98 5 $84.90
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Pink, 45cm • Amazon Business $16.98 5 $84.90
Safco Products 9402MO Literature Organizer Wood/Corrugated, 24 Compartment, Medium Oak • Amazon Business $68.40 1 $68.40
The Boxcar Children Bookshelf (The Boxcar Children Mysteries, Books 1-12) • Amazon Business $40.99 1 $40.99
Amelia Bedelia Chapter Book 10-Book Box Set • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Godery School Pocket Chart,30 signatory pocket, Heavy Duty Hanging File Folders Pocket Chart Cascading Organizer & 5 Hangers Hooks, Perfect for Classroom, School, Office or Home Use • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Captain Underpants Color Collection • Amazon Business $21.76 1 $21.76
Dog Man: The Epic Collection: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1-3 Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $20.86 1 $20.86
Dog Man and Cat Kid: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #4) • Amazon Business $6.40 1 $6.40
The Not-So Itty-Bitty Spiders (Olive & Beatrix #1) (Olive and Beatrix) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Let's Get Cracking!: A Branches Book (Kung Pow Chicken #1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Digging for Dinos: A Branches Book (Haggis and Tank Unleashed #2) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
All Paws on Deck: A Branches Book (Haggis and Tank Unleashed #1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Boris Sees the Light: A Branches Book (Boris #4) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Howl at the Moon: A Branches Book (Haggis and Tank Unleashed #3) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Boris Gets a Lizard: A Branches Book (Boris #2) • Amazon Business $4.74 1 $4.74
Class Pets: A Branches Book (Missy's Super Duper Royal Deluxe #2) • Amazon Business $4.74 1 $4.74
Boris on the Move: A Branches Book (Boris #1) • Amazon Business $4.27 1 $4.27
The Bad Guys in Intergalactic Gas (The Bad Guys #5) • Amazon Business $4.11 1 $4.11
Moldylocks and the Three Beards: A Branches Book (Princess Pink and the Land of Fake-Believe #1) • Amazon Business $3.93 1 $3.93
Heroes on the Side (Kung Pow Chicken #4) • Amazon Business $3.77 1 $3.77
Little Red Quacking Hood: A Branches Book (Princess Pink and the Land of Fake-Believe #2) • Amazon Business $3.14 1 $3.14

Materials cost

$447.83

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$22.39

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.72

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$506.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.46

Total project goal

$596.40

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$596.40

6 Donors

-$541.40

Donations toward project cost

-$460.19

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$81.21

match offer

-$55.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$46.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.25

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$0.00

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