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Ms. Purdy from Newburgh NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Kids Need Mentors Personalized Books

Help me give my students books to get personalized by their Kids Need Mentors author.

  • $616 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are greeted at the door every single morning. They are asked how their day is and they immediately run to greet their classmates. They are reminded throughout the day that they are role models, as they are constantly setting an example for others.

My classroom is full of 26 energetic students who see the bright side in everything they do.

They come from a low-income neighborhood and many from Spanish-speaking families. Although they come from a low-income neighborhood, they have a tremendous amount of potential to be leaders one day!

My Project

What is a mentor? A mentor is someone who advises or trains somebody else. My students have been blessed to have been paired with an amazing children's book author, Kate Narita through a program called Kids Need Mentors.

I'm sure Kate will make an incredible impact on my students throughout the upcoming year as she mentors them.

She will share her book with them, help to mold their individual writing pieces, and most of all she will leave a tremendous impact on their lives and their writing.

Hopefully Kate will be able to visit us at some point this school year. I would love to surprise my students with their own copy of her book so that she can personalize it for them to take home. Not only will they have a memory of Kate and our year together, but they will have another book to add to their growing libraries as they grow as readers.

Ms. Purdy
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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21 donors21 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 26 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
100 Bugs!: A Counting Book • Amazon Business $17.99 27 $485.73

Materials cost

$485.73

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.29

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$523.02

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$92.30

Total project goal

$615.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$615.32

15 Donors

-$308.64

Donations toward project cost

-$285.54

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.10

Matching donations from our partners

-$279.39

Match offers toward project cost

-$237.48

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.91

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$27.29

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$0.00

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