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 »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

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. Williams from Berkeley CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Full STEAM Ahead in the Library!

Help me give my students STEM/STEAM materials to help facilitate creativity and learning.

  • $998 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We have 425 exceptionally bright students in our K-5 public school who love reading and learning! Our school thrives off of its diversity. Many of our students are English-language learners (15%) and many are from socio-economically disadvantaged households (43%). We appreciate and respect each other, and we work together as a team. Our teachers and staff try to instill value in our students: honesty, justice, determination, perseverance, consideration, and respect -- for others and one's self. Each week, students visit the library with their respective classes for 30-45 minutes. Students can also visit the library during recess to read, relax, or revel in the many educational/recreational activities offered.

My Project

My students need materials to get their STEM/STEAM juices flowing! They love visiting the library to read books and to participate in hands-on, project-based learning, creation, and invention. The library's new MakerSpace program provides students with access to a variety of educational concepts like robotics, physics, coding, electricity, arts and crafts, and more. Unfortunately, we need more high-quality books that showcase the accomplishments of STEM/STEAM superstars and explaining how things actually work. We could also use more building and engineering materials. These items will allow my students to be armed with the critical 21st century skills they need to be the STEM/STEAM superstars of tomorrow. Please support our students. Thank you.

Mrs. Williams
Grades 3-5
More than a third of 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

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

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. Williams is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
100 Piece Essentials Value Set • AKJ Education $35.99 1 $35.99
Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science • AKJ Education $13.86 2 $27.72
Under Water, Under Earth • AKJ Education $25.55 1 $25.55
STEM Magnets! Activity Set • AKJ Education $25.54 1 $25.54
The Inventor's Secret What Thomas Edison Told Henry Ford • AKJ Education $12.37 2 $24.74
Illuminature • AKJ Education $21.90 1 $21.90
Natural World • AKJ Education $20.43 1 $20.43
Super Cool Tech • AKJ Education $18.24 1 $18.24
LeBron James • AKJ Education $17.23 1 $17.23
Life in the Ocean The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle • AKJ Education $17.09 1 $17.09
Papa's Mechanical Fish • AKJ Education $17.09 1 $17.09
Day of the Dinosaurs • AKJ Education $16.78 1 $16.78
Electric Ben • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
Pablo Neruda Poet of the People • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
Feathered Dinosaurs • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
If You Are a Kaka, You Eat Doo Doo • AKJ Education $16.16 1 $16.16
Cleared for Takeoff • AKJ Education $16.05 1 $16.05
Electrical Wizard How Nikola Tesla Lit Up the World • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
Pendulonium™ STEM Challenge • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Timeless Thomas How Thomas Edison Changed Our Lives • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Welcome to Mars Making a Home on the Red Planet • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Older Than Dirt: A Wild But True History Of The Earth • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Charles Darwin's Around-the-World Adventure • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
Flying Frogs and Walking Fish • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Sewing Stories • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Night Flight Amelia Earhart Crosses the Atlantic • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Bon Appetit! The Delicious Life of Julia Child The Delicious Life of Julia Child • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
My Journey to the Stars • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Pele, King of Soccer/Pele, El rey del futbol • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Jimi: Sounds Like a Rainbow • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Imagine That! : How Dr. Seuss Wrote the Cat in the Hat • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Margaret and the Moon • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Animals by the Numbers • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
On a Beam of Light A Story of Albert Einstein • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Marvelous Mattie How Margaret E. Knight Became an Inventor • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Marvelous Thing That Came from a Spring • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
What Does It Mean To Be An Entrepreneur? • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch • AKJ Education $12.41 1 $12.41
Ticktock Banneker's Clock • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Manfish A Story of Jacques Cousteau • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Nina • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Because of an Acorn • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Poet • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
KEVA Brain Builders • AKJ Education $11.64 1 $11.64
Pablo • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Inventions That Could Have Changed the World...But Didn't! • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91

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


2 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations 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

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Berkeley","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[640657],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3664870,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":true,"numStudents":425,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Williams","authorIds":{"640657":{"owner":"Mrs. Williams","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3664870],"proposalHash":"-368607822","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":93032,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTU3NjI2Nw==","MzQ4NTgw"],"teacherId":640657,"schoolCounty":"Alameda","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}