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Mr. Andy from Flushing NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Little Free Library, Where I See Me!

Help me give my students a Little Free Library in their community so they can have access to books in convenient spots to exchange literature.

  • $1,508 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our early childhood school is now in its 12th year serving the community. In our PreK class, that means over 180 students have come and gone from this classroom. Along with that, many other students have called our room home for enrichment classes, after-school programs, and summer camp.

Families send their precious children to our class every day, for us to help them take those first steps towards accomplishing great feats.

Children make this room their home for however long they stay and miss it dearly when they move on. It's something we take pride in, and we hope to continue doing what we love to do and that nurtures their love of learning.

I've been teaching, at my first and current school, for seven years. No matter who enters through that door, they are part of our school family. I hope to provide them with the absolute best education we can offer.

My Project

The gift of literacy is a gift that sparks an endless cycle of giving. It takes a village to raise a child and our school hopes to take the initiative to take an active role in helping, not only the families in our school, but the families all over out community to become readers.

In 2016, out of 3,200 children's books published in the United States, only 7% featured Asian children - yet there are 17 million Asian Americans in this country.

Representation matters in movies, television, and for our kids, the books they read. I am requesting two little free libraries to place in our playground and a local park near our school. I hope to stock the Little Free Libraries with books that are classics as well as books that represent the children who live in the community. Books with diverse characters, as well as books from authors and illustrators of color so our children can say: I See Me.

We always push our families to read to their students, never taking into consideration if they have access to books or not. It's easy to recommend that they visit the public library, however, visiting one may be inconvenient to our families and books that represent them are lacking in the public library system.

My goal is to get more books into the hands of the children in the community, the same community I grew up in, which holds a very special place in my heart. If there is a family that didn't have access to books before and is now able to take home books for their child, this project will be a huge success. Your support will go towards building a community that will appreciate the gift of literacy, and in the long run, it will pay off greatly.

Mr. Andy
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Two Story Shed Unfinished • Little Free Library $299.00 1 $299.00
Library Post with Topper and Sign • Little Free Library $90.00 2 $180.00
Cedar Mini Shed • Little Free Library $159.00 1 $159.00
75 Years of Little Golden Books: 1942-2017: A Commemorative Set of 12 Best-Loved Books • Amazon Business $35.35 1 $35.35
Say Something • Amazon Business $12.73 2 $25.46
Pepper Zhang, Artist Extraordinaire! • Amazon Business $20.00 1 $20.00
Amazing Machines: Big Truckload of Fun • Amazon Business $18.84 1 $18.84
Boxers & Saints Boxed Set • Amazon Business $18.71 1 $18.71
This Little Collection: This Little President, This Little Explorer, This Little Trailblazer, This Little Scientist • Amazon Business $18.30 1 $18.30
Little Artist Board Book Set • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
The Word Collector • Amazon Business $14.16 1 $14.16
Night of the Moon: A Muslim Holiday Story • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level A: 25 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $13.67 1 $13.67
Little Feminist Board Book Set • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Little Scientist Board Book Set • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree • Amazon Business $11.38 1 $11.38
World of Eric Carle, My First Library Board Book Block 12-Book Set - PI Kids • Amazon Business $11.24 1 $11.24
My Very Exciting, Sorta Scary, Big Move: A workbook for children moving to a new home • Amazon Business $11.21 1 $11.21
Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Mary Had a Little Glam • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
I Am Human: A Book of Empathy • Amazon Business $10.23 1 $10.23
When the Sea Turned to Silver • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Mommy's Khimar • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Tell me more about Ramadan: (Islamic books for kids) • Amazon Business $8.34 1 $8.34
Ban This Book • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
A Is for Awesome!: 23 Iconic Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $7.66 1 $7.66
The Year of the Rat (A Pacy Lin Novel) • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
The Year of the Dog (A Pacy Lin Novel) • Amazon Business $6.84 1 $6.84

Materials cost

$990.25

Vendor shipping charges

$246.06

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$14.85

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,281.16

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$226.09

Total project goal

$1,507.25

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,507.25

3 Donors

-$754.00

Donations toward project cost

-$641.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$112.35

match offer

-$752.36

Match offer toward project cost

-$639.51

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$112.85

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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