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Mrs. Christ from Louisville KY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Loving Books Builds Lifelong Readers

My students need books! Learning to read starts with loving books, and my classroom needs more of them!

  • $199 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are all part of a Head Start program in the public school system. Most of my students are African-American and, due to the nature of Head Start, come from poor, urban, inner-city areas. Most receive other forms of government assistance, and I worry if some families have food to eat over the weekend.

These are the students who are often misjudged and undervalued.

They are written off before they have a chance, and they are only three years old! Despite having almost every card stacked against them, they show up every day, ready and eager to learn.

My students are so eager to show the world how great they can be!

My Project

I was thrilled to be part of a new program in my district this year, but it meant my room was stocked with the bare minimum of materials. My students have had the same books to read all year - boring!

An early love of reading will build lifelong learners.

It is essential that the students have access to a variety of books on a variety of topics.

The requested sets include multi-cultural books by Ezra Jack Keats, classics by Eric Carle, and National Geographic books to foster scientific curiosity and exploration. These books will help expose students to worlds which they would not otherwise experience.

Mrs. Christ
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ezra Jack Keats Book Set (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $36.51 1 $36.51
Explore My World Book Set (Set of 4) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 1 $16.96
Explore My World Book Set 2 (Set of 4) - Paperback • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 1 $16.96
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of the World • Amazon Business $10.21 1 $10.21
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Space (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Animals (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Bugs (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books) • Amazon Business $9.50 1 $9.50
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books) • Amazon Business $9.36 1 $9.36
National Geographic Little Kids - Patterns - Board Book • Kaplan Early Learning Company $5.94 1 $5.94

Materials cost

$125.42

Vendor shipping charges

$11.46

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.88

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$168.76

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$29.78

Total project goal

$198.54

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$198.54

1 Donor

-$99.27

Donations toward project cost

-$84.38

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.89

match offer

-$99.27

Match offer toward project cost

-$84.38

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.89

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$0.00

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