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Ms. Collins from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Definitely Something Beautiful at Clinton

My students need a books for our school-wide One Book, One School initiative.

  • $1,294 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students live in an urban area filled with diversity. Many of our kids are English Language Learners or speak English as their second language. We strive to give them every opportunity within the four walls of our school so that they may become the future leaders of tomorrow!

They beg for more homework, ask thought-provoking questions, and come to class every day excited to learn.

Even though they may face struggles at home, they work hard to make their school hours count!

My Project

More than 1200 students throughout our school will read the book "Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood" by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell as part of our 2nd annual One Book, One School initiative. For a full week students, teachers, and staff become immersed in the story and collaborate on a series of lessons and activities inspired by the themes of the text.

Exploring issues of community, diversity, and transformation, this book will play off of our current Social-Emotional Learning initiative, which was also started two years ago.

One Book, One School aims to bring the community together around one text. With this book specifically we hope to inspire our students to beautify our community through mural work, just like the main character in the book.

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Ms. Collins
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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23 donors23 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 999 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Maybe Something Beautiful How Art Transformed a Neighborhood • AKJ Education $12.40 85 $1,054.00

Materials cost

$1,054.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$15.81

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,099.81

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$194.08

Total project goal

$1,293.89

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,293.89

22 Donors

-$833.12

Donations toward project cost

-$710.40

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$122.72

match offer

-$458.13

Match offer toward project cost

-$389.41

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$68.72

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.64

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$0.00

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