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  • $888 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. K.
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Hook Our Kids On Books

My students need the AKJ Bigger Reading Recovery Starter Collection, a 155 book set.

Trying to read without books in our library is like trying to paddle a canoe up the river without an oar.

Our School District has just received major cuts to our education budget, so much so that we are not sure if we will receive a stipend to buy necessary supplies for our classroom. Needless to say, I do not have a "classroom library" for my 2nd graders. The school has worked hard to raise money through the PTA and other community efforts, but the majority of the population are families that recently relocated to the United States from South America and other countries and are encountering many difficulties.

I switched careers and this is my 2nd year teaching. I received some books from other teachers last year, however I do not have a wide array for the children to read, and definitely not enough to sustain a daily independent reading time of 30 minutes per day for 20 students. While my school may be on South Beach my school has the highest poverty level here on the beach. Having a school library allows my kids to be able to read a book and begin to dream or place themselves in another world for just a moment.

I am asking for a generous amount of books, and I understand it is costly. I am hoping someone will help bring us the library that is much needed in our classroom. This library will assist me in helping these kids excel in not only reading, but in life.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AKJ Bigger Reading Recovery Starter Collection -- Levels One -- Twenty (155 Book Set) • AKJ Books $632.44 1 $632.44

Materials cost

$632.44

Vendor shipping charges

$63.24

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$15.81

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$728.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$159.80

Total project goal

$887.80

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$887.80

2 Donors

-$856.47

Donations toward project cost

-$728.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$128.47

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$31.33

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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