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  • $953 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Mitchell
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 15 donors
  • $0 still needed

Literacy Lounge for Literary Learners

My students need furnishings, including 6 bean bags, 2 rugs and 4 book cases, for their Literacy Lounge in my classroom.

My Students

A good book, a comfy chair, and some quiet time are a recipe for escape, learning, and exploration of other worlds. My students are reluctant readers who struggle to stay focused when reading independently, and I have room in my classroom to give them a comfortable space to become absorbed in books

My students are inner-city high school students in a high poverty area of a major city in Maryland.

They attend a school in turn-around, which means we are working hard to give them the educational opportunities that they deserve and have not often had in their urban school system. Part of offering them new educational opportunities means giving them chances to experience learning in new ways.

My Project

The furnishings I hope to receive for my classroom will give students a chance to earn the opportunity to step out of their desks and into a good book. They can lounge in beanbag chairs or on the floor on new carpets that will cover my now-bare tile floor, and they can select books from new shelves that will replace my stacks of milk crates.

My hope is that by being both visually appealing and comfortable, my new Literacy Lounge will become a welcoming and engaging place for students to experience everything that is wonderful about reading, to come to enjoy it as an educational and recuperative practice, and will encourage them to become lifelong learners by embracing literacy.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
South Shore Axess Collection 3-Shelf Bookcase, Chocolate • Amazon $53.99 4 $215.96
BEANBAG, 38" DIA., BB-P (Purple) • Amazon $71.95 2 $143.90
BEANBAG, 38" DIA. BB-G (Green) • Amazon $71.95 2 $143.90
BEANBAG, 38" DIA. BB-B (Blue) • Amazon $71.95 2 $143.90
Garland Rug Flowers Area Rug, 5-Feet by 7-Feet, Lime • Amazon $38.88 2 $77.76

Materials cost

$725.42

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$43.53

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.88

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$809.83

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$142.91

Total project goal

$952.74

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$952.74

13 Donors

-$411.39

Donations toward project cost

-$352.36

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.03

Matching donations from our partners

-$538.19

Match offers toward project cost

-$457.46

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$80.73

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.15

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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15 donors15 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 80 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Kia Motors America and 14 other donors.

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