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Mrs. Hawkins from Port Aransas TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

I Feel the Need, The Need to Read!

My students need a love of reading. For the first time in my fifteen-year career, I have a group of students who are voracious readers. Unfortunately, our school library was severely damaged by Hurricane Harvey.

  • $525 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a seaside community that has been impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Our island town doesn't have a single home that was left undamaged. MANY of my students homes are still uninhabitable almost five months after the storm.

We thought that restarting school would add a sense of normalcy to the chaos that permeates our students' lives.

In some ways it has.

One of the things I've noticed since we've restarted is that our kids are dealing with more than we ever expected.

My Project

Hurricane Harvey destroyed not only our school, but our school library. We are rebuilding, but until the library is completed, reading materials are somewhat limited. My plan is to create a mini library in my classroom in the interim.

My students LOVE to read.

I've taught for fifteen years and have never had a group of students who want to read like this group does. Not having a library has been challenging at best.

In addition to books, I am creating in my classroom a place where students can just "hang out" and read. This is important since much of the campus is either under construction or off limits to students.

Mrs. Hawkins
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Flameless Candles, Battery Candles Set of 9(H4"5"6"7"8"9" x D2.2") Real Wax Ivory Pillars Candles With 10-key Remote Timer By Aignis • Amazon Business $25.39 1 $25.39
Himalayan Salt Lamp with Wood Base & Dimmer Cord & Light Bulbs,7-9 inch,6.6-11 lbs • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
The Wisdom of Sundays: Life-Changing Insights from Super Soul Conversations • Amazon Business $16.79 1 $16.79
What to Say Next • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
Inheritance (The Inheritance Cycle) • Amazon Business $13.87 1 $13.87
Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them (P.S.) • Amazon Business $13.05 1 $13.05
Capital Gaines: Smart Things I Learned Doing Stupid Stuff • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
The Librarian of Auschwitz • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
A Little Life • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Fire (A Companion to Graceling) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Every Day • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Geek Love: A Novel • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
The Keeper of Lost Things: A Novel • Amazon Business $10.86 1 $10.86
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives • Amazon Business $10.70 1 $10.70
Wonder • Amazon Business $10.69 1 $10.69
American Gods: A Novel • Amazon Business $10.50 1 $10.50
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $10.25 1 $10.25
How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines, Revised Edition • Amazon Business $10.18 1 $10.18
A Long Way from Home • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Silver Star: A Novel • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Graceling • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All the Boys I've Loved Before) • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
The Nest • Amazon Business $9.74 1 $9.74
We Were the Lucky Ones: A Novel • Amazon Business $9.60 1 $9.60
The Final Four • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them • Amazon Business $8.91 1 $8.91
Night Hoops • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
Dumplin' • Amazon Business $8.86 1 $8.86
To All the Boys I've Loved Before • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
The Running Dream (Schneider Family Book Award - Teen Book Winner) • Amazon Business $8.73 1 $8.73
Heart of a Champion • Amazon Business $8.05 1 $8.05
Angels with Dirty Faces: Five Inspiring Stories • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Cruel to Be Kind: Saying no can save a child’s life • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
Payback Time • Amazon Business $7.08 1 $7.08
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
The Book of Lost Things • Amazon Business $6.28 1 $6.28
Etched in Sand: A True Story of Five Siblings Who Survived an Unspeakable Childhood on Long Island • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Four Perfect Pebbles: A True Story of the Holocaust • Amazon Business $5.53 1 $5.53
Bitterblue (Graceling) • Amazon Business $5.27 1 $5.27
P.S. I Still Love You (To All the Boys I've Loved Before) • Amazon Business $4.15 1 $4.15

Materials cost

$409.70

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.15

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$445.85

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$78.68

Total project goal

$524.53

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$524.53

2 Donors

-$262.26

Donations toward project cost

-$222.92

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.34

match offer

-$262.27

Match offer toward project cost

-$222.93

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.34

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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