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.


Mr. Allen from Troy NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Graphic Novels, Chapter Books, and Biographies, Oh My!

Help me give my students some new graphic novels on high interest topics!

  • $184 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach fourth grade at a neighborhood school in an impoverished area in Troy, NY. My students are a diverse group with various learning needs and challenges. We are a Title I school, which means a majority of the students receive free or reduced lunch. Many of our students cannot afford basic school supplies.

It is common to walk into our classroom and see students being self-directed learners who collaborate with one another and preserve through difficult work.

They strive to do their best and even when faced with such adversity show up each and every day ready to give their best effort. They couldn't make us more proud!

The students work hard and are dealing with some challenging situations outside of school. Let's work hard to give them the best education and opportunities at school that we can!

My Project

Having new high interest books will make a significant difference in our classroom. These graphic novels provide reluctant readers with texts that they find very interesting. Our fourth grade classroom is severely lacking good books that students can use to learn how to read. My students are eager to become amazing readers and unfortunately, our classroom lacks the resources to make books available to the students appropriate for their reading levels. Having more texts will allow students to expand their reading and comprehension as well as develop a love for reading. At such a young age, it will make all the difference in the world for these kids to be exposed to quality literature and have the books they need to become successful readers. Thank you so much for considering donating to our project!

Mr. Allen
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters 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

3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 21 students.

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 Mr. Allen is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lunch Lady (10 Books) • AKJ Education $52.30 1 $52.30
The Shadow Door • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
The Elsewhere Chronicles 2 The Shadow Spies • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
End Zone Thunder • AKJ Education $5.25 1 $5.25
Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels: Track Team Titans • AKJ Education $5.25 1 $5.25
Skateboard Breakdown • AKJ Education $5.25 1 $5.25
Sack Attack! • AKJ Education $5.25 1 $5.25
BMX Blitz • AKJ Education $5.25 1 $5.25
Reality Check • AKJ Education $5.25 1 $5.25
Shot Clock Slam • AKJ Education $5.25 1 $5.25
Battle for Home Plate • AKJ Education $5.25 1 $5.25
Full Court Flash • AKJ Education $5.25 1 $5.25
Spotlight Striker • AKJ Education $5.25 1 $5.25
Beastly Basketball • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34

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


3 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":"Troy","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[5183307],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NY","teacherPossessivePronoun":"his","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3792324,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":21,"teacherScreenName":"Mr. Allen","authorIds":{"5183307":{"owner":"Mr. Allen","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3792324],"proposalHash":"1951562623","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21142296,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MTcxOTMxMQ==","NjEzOTI5OA==","MTUyNDM1MQ=="],"teacherId":5183307,"schoolCounty":"Rensselaer","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NY","name":"New York"}}