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.

See this teacher's page

Mrs. Kilgore from Kansas City MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Give Students Books to Bridge From Misery to Hope”

Help me give my students books they have chosen themselves like Baby Mouse, Fortnite, and Dogman.

  • $590 goal

This project expired on May 19, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

W.E. is an inner city school in Kansas City where children do not have access to a lot of books at home. We serve students that are 70% English as second language learners and we have over 20 languages spoken. The students in my reading classroom include a majority of English language learners who have been in the country for less than five years. They have "graduated" out of an ELL classroom and are now in my regular reading class that helps them get caught up to grade level. I have the lowest 20 kids in each grade 3-6. Many of my students came here as refugees from different countries. They have had few belongings of their own, due to being uprooted from their native country. This year, I have students from Thailand, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Tanzania, Mexico and Guatemala. My dream is to operate a classroom library that students can check out books from me and take them home and maybe even possibly earn the chance to keep forever if they love the book and can explain why they want to keep it! I've never loved students as much as these, because they are so eager to learn!

My Project

Kofi Annans quote "Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope" tells us that we need to give kids hope through Literacy. 100% of my students are on Free lunch, most of them are immigrants from other countries and they need to learn to read.

ALL of my students 80 students are at least two grade levels behind and don't really like to read because they aren't good at it.

I would like to give them plenty of access to popular books that they WANT to read in an effort to motivate the to read MORE.

Getting low readers to read is challenging, having exciting books that they WANT to read and WILL read is difficult. I hope that by letting them choose these titles they will be super motivated to read!

Mrs. Kilgore
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

6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 80 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 Mrs. Kilgore is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dog Man: The Epic Collection: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1-3 Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $22.58 3 $67.74
Diary of a Wimpy Kid 12 Books Complete Collection Set Box of Books NEW 2018 Edition • Amazon Business $62.99 1 $62.99
The Never Girls Collection #1 (Disney: The Never Girls) • Amazon Business $21.56 2 $43.12
The Lonely Dirt Block: A Minecraft Inspired Rhyming Short Story For Young Readers (The Guild Crafters Block Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 5 $34.95
Diary of a Roblox Noob: Fortnite Battle Royale • Amazon Business $6.78 5 $33.90
Devin & Evan Play Fortnite 'Til 11: Teaching Children the Importance of Sleep • Amazon Business $10.99 3 $32.97
Jay Saves the Day: An Unofficial Minecraft Story For Early Readers (Unofficial Minecraft Early Reader Stories) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $7.99 4 $31.96
Fortnite Tale: A Changing World • Amazon Business $6.16 4 $24.64
JULIA JONES - My Worst Day Ever! - Book 1: Diary Book for Girls aged 9 - 12 (Julia Jones' Diary) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $7.50 3 $22.50
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja • Amazon Business $7.19 3 $21.57
Junie B. Jones's First Boxed Set Ever! (Books 1-4) • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon Business $12.09 1 $12.09
Ellie the Elephant Makes New Friends at School • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Listening with My Heart: A story of kindness and self-compassion • Amazon Business $10.23 1 $10.23
Find Your Happy!: A Kid's Self Love Book • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
You Are a Girl Who Can Do Anything: A Very Special Book to Cheer You on and Help You Achieve Greatness • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
Fortnite Tale: Mysteries of Fortnite • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute: Lunch Lady #1 • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Funny Girl: Funniest. Stories. Ever. • Amazon Business $6.81 1 $6.81

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


5 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer 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":"Kansas City","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[3320640],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"MO","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":3893524,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":80,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Kilgore","authorIds":{"3320640":{"owner":"Mrs. Kilgore","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3893524],"proposalHash":"-228215069","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":",1358,x0,y113&width=136&height=136&auto=webp&t=1558553066476","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20695029,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NjI2Nzc3MQ==","NDE0NTAwMg==","NTk5NDkzOQ==","MzU0MzI2NA==","NTY0NDgwMw==","MzMyMDY0MA=="],"teacherId":3320640,"schoolCounty":"Jackson","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"MO","name":"Missouri"}}