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Mrs. Selvaggio from Allentown PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Engaged Readers Become Strong Leaders!

My students need a classroom library filled with high-interest, current books written at their level!

  • $185 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from very diverse backgrounds, but all come from a low-income community in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Many are from single-parent homes, and unfortunately some of them are in between housing arrangements/living in transitional housing. My school serves grades K-5, and all students qualify for free meals. We have a high percentage of students who come from bilingual homes, or who have very recently arrived in the U.S. As a community school, we serve all families through various evening programs and educational opportunities.

My Project

Our current classroom library is anything BUT current. The collection of books in my room are a mish-mash of raggedy texts with pages falling out, most of them over 30 years old that I pilfered from the classrooms of retired teachers. The stories themselves are not relevant to kids in this generation, as they were written in the 70's and 80's.

My students deserve a classroom library that engages them and relates to their lives.

The majority of children at my school do not have access to books at home. They often come to me privately to ask for books to borrow in order to complete their reading homework. Sadly a classroom library is not funded by our school district. Teachers within our district are expected to purchase supplies from our own wallets. Because of this, my students are limited to a poor selection of used, damaged books. My heart breaks when their eyes light up at the sight of a book I had to tape back together again.

New and culturally RELEVANT books would fill their hearts with joy, and change their lives.

Mrs. Selvaggio
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 28 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Series Sampler - Lightning Bolt Books Famous Places (5 Books) • AKJ Education $33.63 1 $33.63
AKJ Easy-Ordering Variety Assortment (12 Book Set) • AKJ Education $21.60 1 $21.60
Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys (10 Book Set) • AKJ Education $19.00 1 $19.00
Sew Zoey (8 Book Set) • AKJ Education $15.60 1 $15.60
Favorite Girl Series (6 Books) • AKJ Education $11.70 1 $11.70
Favorites for Girls (6 Book Set) • AKJ Education $11.70 1 $11.70
Great Reads for Boys (6 Book Set) • AKJ Education $11.70 1 $11.70

Materials cost

$124.93

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.87

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$156.80

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$27.67

Total project goal

$184.47

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$184.47

1 Donor

-$156.80

Donations toward project cost

-$156.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$27.67

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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