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Ms. Reed from Houston TX is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Freeze Frame: Caught With A Good Book

My students need a camera and camera dock kit.

  • $324 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I am a librarian in an inner-city elementary school, in which over 93 percent of our students are at or below the poverty level, and books for pleasure are not readily available in most of the homes.

The only place most of my students can find books to read for enjoyment is our school library. The public library is too far away and not a safe walk. Books for pleasure are considered a luxury in many of the homes. This library perhaps is the only place where we can inspire our non-readers and their families to become readers. Visualization is very important in comprehending and enjoying literature. Many of our children, from homes where English is a second language, have trouble visualizing the text so it is hard for them to enjoy books.

I want to use the camera and kit to inspire children to read. For this project, students will practice visualization of text, by staging and photographing scenes from the books. We will use the camera to photograph students, teachers, family and community members caught reading. The pictures will be displayed where all can see them. The camera will also be used to photograph scenes from books.

You help will make it possible for my students to become life-long readers, which, in turn, will help them have better lives.

Ms. Reed
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 590 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
KODAK CAMERA DOCK KIT: DOCK, CASE, BATTERY, CLEANER -- Kodak EasyShare Camera Dock Kit • Quill $49.99 1 $49.99
KODAK Z1485 IS DIGITAL CAMERA, PINK -- Kodak Digital Cameras; EasyShare Z11485 IS; Pink • Quill $199.99 1 $199.99

Materials cost

$249.98

Vendor shipping charges

$2.50

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$265.23

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$58.22

Total project goal

$323.45

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$323.45

1 Donor

-$80.36

Donations toward project cost

-$80.36

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$225.45

Match offer toward project cost

-$184.87

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.58

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.64

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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