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.

  • $718 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Koerner
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Listen To Us Learn

The cost of a tape player and books-on-tape from Lakeshore Learning is $638, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

My class is in need of a listening center to help them with their reading skills. Listening centers provide students with appropriately modeled reading intonation and fluency which in turn helps them with their reading comprehension. Having regular access to a listening center will help my students become better readers which will assist them in all areas of school. I teach a very diverse third grade class in the Chicago Public schools. My students are African American, Hispanic, and Vietnamese. They vary greatly in their academic abilities. These students are similar, however, in that they come from poor households. 97% of my school's children receive free or reduced lunches. Due to the poverty that these children live in, it is often times difficult for their families to purchase the necessary items, such as books, to help their children learn from home. If we were to receive this listening center these wonderful students would be able to make up for the difficulties they face at home by listening to books read to them regularly at school. I am in need of a tape recorder and 4 themes of books to create our listening center. The themes would include one science theme, one social studies theme, and two fiction themes. In all, this donation would include 100 books from 20 different titles, all found at Lakeshore Learning. What a great addition to our room this would be! Thank you for your consideration. So often the students in my class go without. With your help, they can have a truly wonderful addition to our class that will help their reading skills and make learning fun.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
RA550X - Read-Along Biographies - Set 1 • Lakeshore Learning $179.00 1 $179.00
RA990X - Popular Authors Chapter Book Read-Alongs • Lakeshore Learning $149.00 1 $149.00
RA960X - Popular Authors Transitional Book Read-A • Lakeshore Learning $129.00 1 $129.00
CU660 - Cassette Player/Recorder • Lakeshore Learning $49.50 1 $49.50

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


2 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations 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

2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 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":"Chicago","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[16821],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"IL","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":32759,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":25,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Koerner","authorIds":{"16821":{"owner":"Ms. Koerner","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[32759],"proposalHash":"1309863738","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":22,"teacherChallengeId":46727,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":16821,"schoolCounty":"Cook","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"IL","name":"Illinois"}}