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Ms. Chalmers from Detroit MI is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Essentials for Book Club

Help me give my students snacks and our first book for book club.

  • $540 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This semester, I am continuing my role as a reading interventionist. Many students come from the Virginia Park, Highland Park and LaSalle Gardens neighborhoods of inner-city Detroit. 78% of students identify as coming from a low-income household. According to MSTEP testing, 18% of students (grades 6-8th) are proficient in reading.

I have identified students from 6th, 7th, and 8th grade who are not meeting grade-level reading expectations.

It is crucial that these students are given the opportunity to make significant reading gains and become college and career ready.

It is so important to provide intervention to students at this stage before entering high-school and beyond.

My Project

In addition to reading intervention during the day, I would like to start an after-school book club for 6/7th graders. This book club will be primarily for students who I service that are 2 or more years below grade-level in reading. To do this, I need our first book club novel as well as snacks for the students to eat.

This book club will allow students to access and discuss contemporary novels.

This will be an opportunity for students to explore reading outside of a traditional classroom. Many of the students I work with do not enjoy reading and do not read outside of school. This club will be a chance to read and have conversations around high-interest novels.

Ms. Chalmers
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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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 12 students.

12 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $5.48 13 $71.24
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers, Cheddar, 1.5 Oz., 72/Carton (13539) • Staples Advantage $47.99 1 $47.99
Frito Lay Chips, Variety, 30 Bags/Tray, 2 Trays/Case (FRI52347) • Staples Advantage $43.49 1 $43.49
Miss Vickie's Chips, Variety, 1.37 Oz., 60/Carton (16866) • Staples Advantage $36.99 1 $36.99
Nabisco Cookies, Variety, 1 Oz., 40/Pack (220-00086) • Staples Advantage $28.49 1 $28.49
Nutri-Grain Bars, Variety, 1.3 oz., 48/Carton (KEE05872) • Staples Advantage $27.49 1 $27.49
Quaker Chewy Bars, Variety, 0.84 oz., 60/Box (220-00434) • Staples Advantage $26.99 1 $26.99
Sunchips Chips, Variety, 1.5 Oz., 30/Carton (295-00009) • Staples Advantage $26.99 1 $26.99
Cheez-It Crackers, Original, 1.5 oz., 45/Carton (71717) • Staples Advantage $25.99 1 $25.99
Welch's Fruit Snacks .9 Ounce Pouches Mixed Fruit, Pack of 80 (PIM69880) • Staples Advantage $25.99 1 $25.99
MVP Singles Variety 28.1 oz, 28/Box (KEE11461) • Staples Advantage $14.99 1 $14.99

Materials cost

$376.64

Vendor shipping charges

$45.87

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$458.16

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$80.85

Total project goal

$539.01

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$539.01

2 Donors

-$539.01

Donations toward project cost

-$458.16

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$80.85

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$0.00

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