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.


Ms. Godek from Lawrence MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hooking the Non-Reader!!

My students need 25 copies of Kenneth Tingle's novel The Girl in the Italian Bakery.

  • $378 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Located 20 miles north of Boston, Lawrence, Massachusetts remains a melting pot of diverse cultures. Already one of the lowest economic cities in the Commonwealth, the increasing unemployment rates are making it more and more difficult for students to acquire basic luxuries such as novels that will kick-start their desire to read. Lawrence native, Kenneth Tingle, published a novel The Girl in the Italian Bakery just over a year ago. In discussions with my students, who are for the most part very reluctant readers, I cannot get them to stop asking when we will be reading Tingle’s novel. Many of my students are currently reading at below grade level, thus it is very easy for them to become discouraged and want to give up. However, because Tingle’s novel is set in the City of Lawrence, not only would my students enjoy the story, they would be able to make a direct connection with their community. I have found over the past three years one of the key aspects to teaching is making that real-world connection for my students. Tingle’s The Girl in the Italian Bakery is that connection, and is that hook into reading that my reluctant readers have been searching for! With that in mind, I am looking to have donated a classroom set of 25 new copies of Kenneth Tingle’s novel The Girl in the Italian Bakery. I hope that with the novel, I can help turn my students on to the wonders of reading.

Ms. Godek
Grades 9-12
  • Lawrence High School Performing & Fine Arts
  • Lawrence, MA
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

5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 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 Ms. Godek is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Girl in the Italian Bakery Kenneth Tingle • Barnes and Noble $10.79 25 $269.75

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


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":"Lawrence","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[312717],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"MA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":341425,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":25,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Godek","authorIds":{"312717":{"owner":"Ms. Godek","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[341425],"proposalHash":"639734117","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":103934,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NDQwOTg5","NDYyMDgx","Mzk1NjUz","MjQ3NDAx","NDM3NzUx"],"teacherId":312717,"schoolCounty":"Essex","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"MA","name":"Massachusetts"}}