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 »
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.


Ms. Ward from Chicago IL is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fostering a Love of Books

The cost of three bookcases from School Specialty Inc. is $607, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $607 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

The students in my small, self-contained 3rd grade classroom, among other jobs, take turns being class librarian. Fostering independence and self-sufficiency is a goal of mine. With only one small parent-donated shelf unit, it is difficult for books to stay in any order, even though I have colored stickers on each to identify the genre: non-fiction groups like science, history, biographies, etc., picture books, fiction chapter books, reference books. I teach all subjects and am slowly acquiring books in all areas. I did not inherit any bookshelves when I got this classroom. One kind parent gave me a very narrow unit with shelves that can't be moved to accommodate taller books. That's the current home of our class library. It's not working. I am trying to teach respect for books while also teaching genre. Jamming them into one small bookcase isn't accomplishing either. We need help!! What we need is a series of low bookshelfs, something study and cheap, that will allow space to put books in color-coordinated sections or bins. This will make books more accessible to the class which means they will be read more. It will also make it easier for our class librarians to keep them organized without help from their teacher. My students love to read and would certainly appreciate this addition to our classroom ... as would their teacher!

Ms. Ward
Grades 3-5
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

1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 32 students.

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. Ward is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
42"H x 36"W x 12"D Sandusky Lee Welded Set-up Bookcases - Sand • School Specialty Inc. $141.88 3 $425.64

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


1 Donor


Donations toward project cost


Donations 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":"Chicago","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[29435],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"IL","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":34145,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":false,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":32,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Ward","authorIds":{"29435":{"owner":"Ms. Ward","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[34145],"proposalHash":"-535231991","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":37616,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":29435,"schoolCounty":"Cook","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"IL","name":"Illinois"}}