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Mrs. Madigan from Pittsburgh PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Lighting the Fire with Lit

Help me give my students amazing high-quality fiction and nonfiction books to read during independent reading!

  • $568 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students need opportunities to read age-appropriate texts that are enjoyable for them. Currently, my students are requesting lots of newly released titles they are excited to read. They enjoy reading independently, and are working hard to build their stamina.

Our school serves students in grades sixth through eighth and provides rigorous academics, fantastic teachers, and a safe learning environment.

Our school is comprised of three hundred twenty amazing students from an urban community. All of our students are recipients of the free breakfast and lunch program.

My Project

My students love reading for pleasure! Help me provide my amazing students with high-quality, high-interest literature and nonfiction. Your contributions will help me get books into the hands of my students. They love reading for FUN so let’s get them what they want! By donating to my project you will help me meet the needs of my students that goes beyond meeting standards and taking test. I focus on providing my students with the conditions to enjoy reading for pleasure while learning empathy, and developing their fluency. The books I selected are all at accessible reading levels for my students.

Mrs. Madigan
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 320 students.

10 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Guided Reading Collection: Level U Nonfiction (20 books) • AKJ Education $138.57 1 $138.57
The Stars Beneath Our Feet • AKJ Education $12.40 8 $99.20
As Brave As You • AKJ Education $6.56 8 $52.48
The First Rule of Punk • AKJ Education $6.56 8 $52.48
The Graveyard Book • AKJ Education $6.56 8 $52.48
I Am Malala • AKJ Education $6.36 8 $50.88

Materials cost

$446.09

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.69

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$482.78

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.20

Total project goal

$567.98

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$567.98

7 Donors

-$524.45

Donations toward project cost

-$448.78

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$75.67

Matching donations from our partners

-$40.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$34.00

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

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$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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