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
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
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. Simmons from Charlotte NC is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Enhanced Classroom Library Building Strong Readers

My students need a rug, a bean bag chair, a bookshelf, and an electric pencil sharpener for a more comfortable, brighter, decorative, and welcoming classroom library that will draw them in, encouraging them to want to read more, and reap the benefits of enhancing their reading strengths becoming better readers.

  • $281 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am going into my first full year of teaching. I worked with a wonderful group of second grade scholars from January-June. They were very hardworking and determined to learn. We wrote so much and the scholars were eager to write so they could learn as much as possible and doing so they would go through about 1 and 1/2 packs of pencils every week.

We are in a Title l setting.

I don't want this to hold my upcoming second graders back so I am hopeful that we are blessed with donations for classroom necessities. Parents provide as much as they can, I bring resources in also, however, I want to be able to provide even more for my scholars to improve our classroom environment.

My Project

The materials I have selected are a part of my vision to build stronger readers in my classroom. I have spent countless hours coming up with ways to encourage scholars to have as much of a love for reading as I did in 2nd grade and still do. Due to this love for reading, I have hundreds of books to add to my classroom library but I know this is simply not enough to get the students drawn in. I noticed the scholars love bright colors and more welcoming, comfortable spaces in comparison to reading at their desks every day during independent reading time. I have also included an electric pencil sharpener due to the fact that there are very few in our school, and with all the writing, pencils are always breaking.

Having a space of comfort, where the scholars can drift away into a good book and fully focus on what they are reading will spark their imaginations more and help them to build stronger reading levels as they focus more on the book and not having to find a comfortable space to read.

I selected a colorful bookshelf and a beautiful curtain, along with a coordinating rug and some comfortable seating options to reward students and show them how important reading is to me, and should be to them as well. This decor will certainly draw readers in. The students will be excited to be able to spend their time in our new classroom library. Having this project funded will play a major role in literacy in my classroom. Thanks so much for reading about one of my plans to help enhance reading for my students.

Mrs. Simmons
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 20 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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

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. Simmons is requesting.

See our finances


You can start a project with the same resources being requested here!

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
KC CUBS Kev & Cooper Playtime Collection ABC, Numbers and Shapes Educational Area Rug - 5'0" x 6'6" • Amazon Business $54.99 1 $54.99
Big Joe 98-Inch Bean Bag, Limo Black • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
ZIRAKI Large Plush Shredded Foam Reading And TV Relax Pillow - Perfect for Adults, Teens, and Kids - For Bed Rest, Arm, Back, Pregnancy Lumbar & Head Neck Coccyx Lower Back Support Cushion • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
6 Piece Rainbow Sheer Window Panel Curtain Set Blow Out Pprice Special!!!! Lime, Orange, Red, White, Bright Yellow, Navy • Amazon Business $21.47 1 $21.47
Tot Tutors Kids Book Rack Storage Bookshelf, Natural/Primary (Primary Collection) • Amazon Business $19.94 1 $19.94
Bostitch QuietSharp Executive Electric Pencil Sharpener, Black (EPS8HD-BLK) • Amazon Business $16.64 1 $16.64
RoomMates RMK1248SCS Just Dots Primary Colors Peel & Stick Wall Decals • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


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


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


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

View complete list Show less


Make an impact on
Charlotte classrooms

Extend the reach of your impact by supporting local classrooms in your community.

View map of local classrooms

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Charlotte","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[5185068],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NC","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3357984,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","eligibleToBeCopied":false,"mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":20,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Simmons","isEquityFocus":true,"authorIds":{"5185068":{"owner":"Mrs. Simmons","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3357984],"proposalHash":"-237232175","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21142749,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTQ3MjE0NQ==","NTE4NTA2OA==","NTI3NDg4Nw=="],"teacherId":5185068,"schoolCounty":"Mecklenburg","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NC","name":"North Carolina"}}