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.

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

Mrs. Joy from San Diego CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Engineering Strong Readers!

Help me give my students supplies for their engineering class! We need graphic novels to help assist budding readers and artists with their engineering drawings!

  • $300 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember the excitement that you had in school when you felt engaged in something you were learning and couldn't wait to learn more?

These students are curious and hardworking middle schoolers who want to learn more about themselves and the world around them.

We are positive, joyful and optimistic learners, with two classes of seventh and eighth-grade students attending a public school in a low-income community. Eighty percent of us are English Language Learners and one hundred percent of us receive free lunch in the income-based free lunch program. Our school represents a diverse array of families from many different backgrounds.

My Project

My pre-engineering class is focusing on creating strong renderings of designs through drawings and sketches. We are also building literacy skills and reading. These graphic novels will help to expose my students to new art styles through the graphic novels and also help to "hook" my engineers into good books!

Help us to engineer success this year by stocking our classroom with engaging graphic novels.

Our STEM focus allows us the opportunity to apply our learning to various design challenges this year, and these books will help to engage students in reading! These supplies will help students to achieve success in both creating artwork and building reading skills this year.

Mrs. Joy
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

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 Mrs. Joy is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Through the Woods • Amazon Business $16.74 1 $16.74
Pet • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Speak: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Home After Dark: A Novel • Amazon Business $15.32 1 $15.32
Rebound (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $14.42 1 $14.42
Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir • Amazon Business $13.55 1 $13.55
Spinning • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Crossover (Graphic Novel) (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
They Called Us Enemy • Amazon Business $11.13 1 $11.13
Noise: A graphic novel based on a true story • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
March: Book Two • Amazon Business $10.74 1 $10.74
Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation (Pantheon Graphic Library) • Amazon Business $10.20 1 $10.20
SHOUT • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Guts • Amazon Business $7.83 1 $7.83
Ghost (1) (Track) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


2 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Excluded support for DonorsChoose


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"San Diego","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[1552122],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":4518163,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":50,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Joy","authorIds":{"1552122":{"owner":"Mrs. Joy","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4518163],"proposalHash":"-763808252","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":294477,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MTg1NDQ4MA==","NjMyMDgxOA==","MTU1MjEyMg=="],"teacherId":1552122,"schoolCounty":"San Diego","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}