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.

  • $583 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Springer
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 12 donors
  • $0 still needed

It Takes a Village to Raise a Child. Classroom Library

My students need library books, books on CD, and carpet for seating.

My Students

"It takes a village to raise a child." ~ An African Proverb. My students and I are requesting much needed donations so we may create a classroom library where children can become anything they dream, travel to places far and wide, and be able to develop and use their imagination.

I have been teaching for 10 years and for this school year (2014-2015), I have been asked to teach kindergarten.

My school has 47% students on free or reduced lunches and we don't have extra funds for textbooks. If my class is not able to receive donations, they will be walking into a classroom without books, without a place to escape, and with less time to develop their imagination.

My Project

Kindergarten is a paramount year for the students because it's their foundation to all other learning. The classroom library is a hub for learning. It transpires all subject areas and allows students to escape from their lives just for a moment. I'm requesting a wide range of reading books to fill my classroom library. These books will help enhance my students' comprehension skills and reading strategies. These books will help my students grow as readers by writing and responding to literature. I'm also requesting a sitting carpet along with pillows. Students need a relaxing and quiet place to allow them to escape into a story. Reading is the key to success!

We are asking you, our village, to donate to our classroom library.

You can donate as little as $1 or as much as the full project. Please pass this along to your social media friends, co-workers, family, friends, employers, companies, or anyone else in your village. My students start school on August 18, 2014. I would love for them to walk into their classroom and see a magnificent library. Thank you, Ms. Springer's Kindergarten Class

Read More

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Reading by the Book Carpet - 5 ft. 10" x 8 ft. 4" Rectangle • Nasco $209.52 1 $209.52
ID9890 - Adjustable Chart Stand • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
The Twelve Days of Kindergarten: A Counting Book • Amazon $12.14 1 $12.14
Lorax Floor Puzzle • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
DD371YE - Soft Seat - Yellow • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 2 $19.98
DD371RG - Soft Seat - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 2 $19.98
DD371GR - Soft Seat - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 2 $19.98
The Real Mother Goose • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
Phonics Games Kids Can''t Resist! • AKJ Books $8.75 1 $8.75
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom: Book & CD Bill Martin Jr., John Arc • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish: Book & CD Dr. Seuss • AKJ Books $7.26 1 $7.26
A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue • Amazon $5.90 1 $5.90
Over in the Meadow John Langstaff, Feodor Rojankovsky (Illus • AKJ Books $5.11 1 $5.11
Fire Fire Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
I Read Signs • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Owl & the Pussycat, The • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
My Five Senses • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
From Seed to Pumpkin • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Always • AKJ Books $4.00 1 $4.00
Read to Your Bunny • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Amazing Whales! Sarah L. Thomson, Wildlife Conservation Soci • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Look! I Can Read! • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
I Can Read • AKJ Books $2.88 1 $2.88
Kindergarten, Here I Come! • Amazon $2.38 1 $2.38
Countdown to Kindergarten • AKJ Books $2.00 1 $2.00
A Cat In A Coat • AKJ Books $2.00 1 $2.00
Alphaboo: A Hidden Letter Book • AKJ Books $1.50 1 $1.50
Bob the Builder: Go, Spud, Go! • AKJ Books $1.50 1 $1.50

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


11 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer 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

12 donors12 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 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":"Ormond Beach","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[2393442],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"FL","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":1262770,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":20,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Springer","authorIds":{"2393442":{"owner":"Ms. Springer","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[1262770],"proposalHash":"1404436304","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20428702,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MjM5OTU3OQ==","MjMwODQxOA==","MjQwMzkwMg==","MjQwMTk0OQ==","MjQwNTU3Ng==","MjM5ODcyNA==","MjQwNzM4Mg==","MjQwMTAxNA==","MjQwNDYxOQ==","MjM5OTcxOQ==","MjM5MzQ0Mg==","MjE3MjE2Nw=="],"teacherId":2393442,"schoolCounty":"Volusia","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"FL","name":"Florida"}}