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

Ms. Sasaki from Oakland CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

D.I.Y. Mania in the Library

Help me give my students books and materials, such as tape, a chess set and string lights to help fuel their creative juices!

  • $486 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is an urban middle school serving almost 600 students in grades 6-9. Our library is only 2.5 years old, after being closed for nearly a decade.

We have one of the most diverse populations in Oakland, including a specialized program to meet the needs of recently arrived immigrant and refugee students.

Our students in our special education program are some of the most devoted library regulars. The majority of our population receives free or reduced-price lunch.

Our students are so excited to have a school library, and check out over 3 books per student each month. We love that students feel the library is their space to explore, connect, imagine, and create.

My Project

My students want to learn how to do magic tricks, make LEGO creatures, fold origami, tell funny jokes, play chess, and make stuff out of yarn and tape.

These hands-on activities will help get students' creative juices flowing!

My middle school students are looking for fun activities they can do in the library with their friends, and DIY books to check out.

These books and materials will give students alternatives to screen time and cell phones, so they can spend more time creating and interacting with each other. We can support students' social and emotional learning by providing them with creative outlets.

Ms. Sasaki
Grades 6-8
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

4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 593 students.

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 Ms. Sasaki is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wholesale Chess Archer Chess Set Combo - Navy Blue • Amazon Business $21.99 3 $65.97
Scotch Book Tape Value Pack 845-VP • Amazon Business $37.62 1 $37.62
Multi Colored Duct Tape - Variety Pack -12 Colors - 10 yards x 2 inch rolls. Girls & Boys Kids Craft Duck Set, Fun DIY Art Kit – Rainbow: Black red orange white green yellow pink blue brown maroon yr • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Robots & Repeats (Secret Coders #4) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $20.19 1 $20.19
Digital Filmmaking For Kids For Dummies • Amazon Business $18.79 1 $18.79
Secret Coders: Potions & Parameters • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
The Cartoonist's Big Book of Drawing Animals (Christopher Hart's Cartooning) • Amazon Business $16.61 1 $16.61
Cartooning: The Ultimate Character Design Book • Amazon Business $15.96 1 $15.96
National Geographic Kids Just Joking: 300 Hilarious Jokes, Tricky Tongue Twisters, and Ridiculous Riddles • Amazon Business $14.90 1 $14.90
Teach Yourself Origami: Second Revised Edition (Dover Origami Papercraft) • Amazon Business $13.70 1 $13.70
Awesome LEGO Creations with Bricks You Already Have: 50 New Robots, Dragons, Race Cars, Planes, Wild Animals and Other Exciting Projects to Build Imaginative Worlds • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
The Atlas Obscura Explorers Guide for the Worlds Most Adventurous Kid • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Learn to Sign the Fun Way: Let Your Fingers Do the Talking with Games, Puzzles, and Activities in American Sign Language • Amazon Business $12.70 1 $12.70
The Master Guide to Drawing Anime: How to Draw Original Characters from Simple Templates • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
A Kid's Guide to Awesome Duct Tape Projects: How to Make Your Own Wallets, Bags, Flowers, Hats, and Much, Much More! • Amazon Business $10.88 1 $10.88
SOLEDI Embroidery Floss Thread Craft Floss Set for Friendship Bracelets 50 Skeins Rainbow Colors with Embroidery Tools • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Ehome 100 LED 33ft/10m Starry Fairy String Light, Waterproof Decorative Copper Wire Lights for Indoor, Bedroom Festival Christmas Wedding Party Patio Window with USB Interface (Warm White) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Friendship Bracelets 101: Fun to Make, Fun to Wear, Fun to Share (Can Do Crafts) (Design Originals) Step-by-Step Instructions; Colorful Knotted Bracelets Made with Embroidery Floss for Kids & Teens • Amazon Business $7.83 1 $7.83
Easy Dollar Bill Origami (Dover Origami Papercraft) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Pocket Genius: Cars • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

Materials cost

$346.18

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$31.68

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.19

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$413.05

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$72.89

Total project goal

$485.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$485.94

3 Donors

-$366.94

Donations toward project cost

-$311.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$55.04

match offer

-$119.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$101.15

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.85

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":"Oakland","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[2351849],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3628864,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/diy-mania-in-the-library/3628864/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":true,"numStudents":593,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Sasaki","authorIds":{"2351849":{"owner":"Ms. Sasaki","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3628864],"proposalHash":"1771408973","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/orig/tp2351849_orig.png?crop=271,271,x0,y94&width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1596680632413","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":401315,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTEzMTQ2MA==","NTk2ODQyNw==","NTU3NjI2Nw==","MTY5MDI3MA=="],"teacherId":2351849,"schoolCounty":"Alameda","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}