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.

  • $240 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Joann Detelj
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Go Green!

My students need 14 different books promoting environmental awareness, including "Generation Green: The Ultimate Teen Guide to Living an Eco-Friendly Life".

I am currently the technology and AIS (Academic Intervention Services) teacher for a title 1 public school in NY. I teach grades k-5. Many of our children come from low income families and can not afford to buy supplies needed for the school year.

Since I teach grades K-5 it is very hard to buy supplies and resources to accommodate all grades. Unfortunately supplies can add up very quickly, especially when you teach 6 different grade levels, and pull out children with learning disabilities for academic intervention. With extreme budget cuts teachers are not getting enough resources to effectively run a classroom.

My theme this year is to educate children on ways we can Love and Save our Planet. Going Green is a major issue I am trying to incorporate in my school. Even though we recycle in NY many of the children don't understand why we recycle. The books I have ordered will help me teach these children why we need to save our planet, and have many different projects I can incorporate in my lessons so that as a school we can Go Green. I am hoping that my teachings will not only help the students I teach, but other teachers and staff, as well as parents and the community, in an effort to become more Eco-friendly.

Your help will ensure that my students have resources to learn about Going Green, and give us projects which we can bring into the community, to create a cleaner and healthier Earth.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Green Book: The Everyday Guide to Saving the Planet One Simple Step at a Time Elizabeth Rogers, Thomas M. Kostigen, Foreword by William McDonough, Foreword by Cameron Diaz • Barnes and Noble $11.65 1 $11.65
1001 Little Ways to Save the Planet Esme Floyd • Barnes and Noble $5.98 1 $5.98
You Can Save The Planet: 50 Ways You Can Make A Differnece Jacquie Wines, Sarah Horne (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Green Chic: Saving the Earth in Style Christie Matheson • Barnes and Noble $11.65 1 $11.65
50 Simple Things Kids Can Do to Save the Earth The EarthWorks Group, Earthworks Group Staff, Earthworks Group, Earth Works Group • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Earth Day--Hooray! (MathStart) Stuart J. Murphy, Renee Andriani (Illustrator), Renee W. Andriani (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
True Green Kids: 100 Things You Can Do to Save the Planet Kim Mckay, Jenny Bonnin, Foreword by David de Rothschild • Barnes and Noble $22.32 1 $22.32
Generation Green: The Ultimate Teen Guide to Living an Eco-Friendly Life Linda Sivertsen, Tosh Sivertsen • Barnes and Noble $9.89 1 $9.89
Save Energy (Save the Planet Series) Claire Llewellyn • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
The Everything Kids' Environment Book: Learn How You Can Help the Environment--by Getting Involved at School, at Home, or at Play Sheri Amsel, Foreword by Christopher J. Maron • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Brainiac's Go Green! Activity Book with Pens/Pencils Mara Conlon, David Klug (Illustrator), Designed by Heather Zschock • Barnes and Noble $11.69 1 $11.69
50 Simple Things You Can Do to Save the Earth: Completely New and Updated for the 21st Century John Javna, Sophie Javna, Jesse Javna • Barnes and Noble $11.65 1 $11.65
Unbelievably Good Deals That You Absolutely Can't Get Unless You're a Teacher Barry Harrington, Beth Christensen • Barnes and Noble $11.65 1 $11.65
Bags, Boxes, Buttons, and beyond with the Bag Ladies: A Resource Book of Science and Social Studies Projects for K-6 Teachers, Parents, and Students Guinn, Cindy Guinn (Illustrator), Karen Simmons • Barnes and Noble $21.55 1 $21.55

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


1 Donor


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Excluded support for DonorsChoose


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 426 students.

Project Activity

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
{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"New York City","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[99481],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NY","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":223425,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":1,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":false,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":426,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Joann Detelj","authorIds":{"99481":{"owner":"Ms. Joann Detelj","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[223425],"proposalHash":"-507800371","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":40521,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":{"completingDonationAmount":505,"proposalURL":"project/distance-learning-made-easy/4968543/","proposalTitle":"Distance Learning Made Easy!","proposalId":4968543},"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MTY1ODc1"],"teacherId":99481,"schoolCounty":"Kings (Brooklyn)","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NY","name":"New York"}}