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Mx. Besa Mulaye from Washington DC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Junior Elite Scholars

Help me give my students this important book related to African American History

  • $541 goal

This project expired on February 23, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

A majority of students in our school come from an economically disadvantaged background and as a result all our students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch services. Nevertheless, if you met them it is unlikely you would witness signs of maladaptive behaviors as they are happy children who love school and are eager to learn.

Our school is very diverse; we have families from all over the world.

In fact, 44% of our students are English Language Learners.

I am excited to offer and nurture a safe space where they can explore feeling comfortable enough for us to engage in meaningful, open conversation.

My Project

I would like to purchase the book Sweet Clara and the freedom quilt for my students. This inspiring story of determination and creativity will be read by my students who are learning about the the underground railroad and it's important role in African American History. My students and I plan on reading this book together and then sewing quilts that will be donated to the salvation army. So this project serves two important purposes, learning about African American history and community service. The book tells the story of a young slave girl who after learning about the underground railroad sews a map onto a quilt.

Mx. Besa Mulaye
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $7.99 50 $399.50

Materials cost

$399.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$23.97

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.99

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$459.46

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$81.08

Total project goal

$540.54

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$540.54

4 Donors

-$179.30

Donations toward project cost

-$154.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.65

match offer

-$358.60

Match offer toward project cost

-$304.81

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$53.79

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.64

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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