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Mrs. Maier from Chesaning MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Get Books Into Their Hands

Help me give my students BOOKS! My goal is to get them at least two books each to help get them through until libraries open back up.

  • $522 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

In the middle of March, I had 25 lives ripped from my heart unexpectedly. These wonderful children were thrown into the unknown of learning from home. Some have access to everything they need, most do not.

The main thing students are not getting access to right now is books.

Libraries are closed. Our district has 80% receiving free or reduced-rate lunch. My students are not able to get their hands on books to keep their brains engaged. They need books to help with their skills, their speaking, their writing, and their education.

My Project

Students are relentless and tough. They are probably handing distance learning better than the teachers and their parents. To make it even easier on them, they need materials.

The number one thing students need right now to continue learning and growing is books.

Libraries and classrooms are shut down and students don't have the opportunity to get new books. Or, for some, to get books at all.

If students have books readily available to them, so much learning can be done. They will be able to practice their processing skills, their problem-solving skills, their writing skills, and of course their reading skills. They may not be getting the education they need right now, but if they can get books in their hands, they will get something.

Mrs. Maier
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Land of Stories Complete Paperback Gift Set $31.21 2 $62.42
Noise: A graphic novel based on a true story $9.99 4 $39.96
Mighty Jack and the Goblin King $11.99 3 $35.97
The Wild Robot (The Wild Robot (1)) $6.49 5 $32.45
There's A Boy in the Girls' Bathroom $7.99 4 $31.96
The Quest Begins (Seekers #1) $5.69 5 $28.45
Shiloh (The Shiloh Quartet) $6.99 4 $27.96
Fourth Grade Rats $5.99 4 $23.96
The Magician's Elephant $7.87 3 $23.61
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane $6.69 3 $20.07
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures $6.29 3 $18.87
The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread $5.99 3 $17.97
The Tiger Rising $5.12 3 $15.36
Crenshaw $4.69 3 $14.07
A Graphix Book: Wings of Fire Graphic Novel #1: The Dragonet Prophecy $7.49 1 $7.49
Bridge to Terabithia $6.69 1 $6.69

Materials cost

$407.26

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.11

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$443.37

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$78.24

Total project goal

$521.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$521.61

10 Donors

-$410.80

Donations toward project cost

-$349.18

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$61.62

match offer

-$110.81

Match offer toward project cost

-$94.19

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.62

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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