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Mrs. Rinka from Rose Hill NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Free Little Library: Engaging Our Children Through Literacy

My students need this kit to build a free little library for their community.

  • $442 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students often have to sacrifice the things we take for granted. They live in a rural area with no access to public transportation, few public housing options, and little opportunity for upward mobility. They come from homes where there is often not enough. When I say they do not have enough, I mean there is not enough food, shelter, love, money, attention, etc. Poverty is so prevalent that most of my students do not realize they are impoverished. While it may be a blessing they do not realize the depth of their poverty, they often miss out on opportunities to view learning as a curious, intriguing, and fun experience. They have been trying to get by for so long that they have forgotten how enjoyable learning can be.

My Project

My students would like to build a free little library so that they can give back and engage their community. They have noticed that the children in their community do not have regular access to books of interest and that it has negatively impacted their success in middle school and beyond.

They hope that by providing a free little library in an easy to access area within the community, they can help combat the effects of poverty on literacy one book at a time.

They dream of eventually having multiple libraries located throughout our very large rural county in order to positively impact as many young students as possible.

Mrs. Rinka
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Unfinished two story shed kit • Little Free Library $275.00 1 $275.00

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