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Ms. Vaughn from Baltimore MD is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Open Up a NEW Library!

Help me give my students a brand, new library to enjoy and read at their leisure or during school projects!

  • $770 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Have you ever felt like the world is out to get you? Just because of the place where you live? That's how my inner-city student from Baltimore feel every time they turn on the TV, log into Instagram, or open the newspaper.

But they are determined to change that mindset!

No one is going to dull their shine just because Baltimore is their home! With your help, ANYTHING is possible!

My fourth graders have the spirits of giants and the personalities of heroes. Daily, we have discussions of how they can improve on their neighborhood, the larger community, and eventually the whole city of Baltimore. My big thinkers refuse to let the outside world's perspective of Baltimore foreshadow their futures.

My Project

The library in our classroom is well-loved and becoming well used. Many books have become tattered, covers have torn, and some books have visited the book hospital more times than it needs to be mentioned.

By adding new, colorful, engaging books to our classroom library, it would be like opening a brand new library with a spectacular array of welcoming books.

We would definitely love to spend even more time than we already do, looking for a title that peaks our interest, go on a journey of the mind in a clever story, or a book that would help us learn more on a topic.

Ms. Vaughn
Grades 3-5
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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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Grade 4 Classic Grade Level Library (52 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $277.56 1 $277.56
Grade 4 Fiction/Nonfiction Paired Studies Set (12 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $75.42 1 $75.42
Grade 4 Favorites (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $58.63 1 $58.63
Grade 4 Fiction (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $50.81 1 $50.81
Grade 4 NonFiction (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $49.28 1 $49.28
Grade 4 High Interest, Low Readability (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $40.30 1 $40.30
Favorite Author Study - Sharon Creech (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $28.40 1 $28.40

Materials cost

$580.40

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$34.82

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.71

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$653.93

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$115.40

Total project goal

$769.33

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$769.33

1 Donor

-$653.93

Donations toward project cost

-$653.93

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$115.40

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$0.00

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