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Ms. Holt from Houston TX is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Literature Accessible To All Students

My students need a bookcase so that our classroom library is accessible, organized, and appealing for all students.

  • $350 goal

This project expired on May 3, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I currently work with middle school students who range from illiterate to college level. We don't have a school library and the local public library leaves much to be desired so my classroom is their best bet for finding books that will broaden their horizons and foster their love of reading.

My students come to YES because their current district is failing.

At YES, Youth Engaged in Service, we ask students to become leaders within their community. As leaders, they need to be able access multiple genres of literature as well as non-fiction books that will open their eyes and inspire them to see beyond the limitations that their community often sets on them. At YES 100% of our graduating seniors will go on to a 4 year college or university. At our campus, the vast majority of our students come in at an average of 3 grade levels behind in reading. Our goal is to not only make up for lost time, but to also push our students further in order for them to gain the competitive edge they need against their more affluent peers. In order to do this we must make information and resources equally accessible, organized, and appealing.

My Project

Due to generous donations our classroom library is (thankfully!) growing. Unfortunately, the resources in our district are slim and the dilapidated bookcases we have are now overflowing with books. It is becoming next to impossible for students to find books that interests them without creating an avalanche. We are currently collecting color coded baskets and labeling each book with the corresponding reading levels so that students have been empowered to find books that are interesting to and appropriate for them. Our next step is finding a way to display these new systems and engaging books and this is where you come in!

Having a classroom library that is organized, appealing, and accessible will empower my students to be responsible for their own growth in reading.

Reading opens doors to worlds beyond our own limited experiences and inspires us to aim for newer, higher goals. Our classroom library will foster my students development as leaders in our community and open doors that they never even knew existed.

Ms. Holt
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Norson s Contemporary Bookcase 72 High---Color:American Walnut -*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $232.92 1 $232.92

Materials cost

$232.92

Vendor shipping charges

$25.62

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.49

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$297.03

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$52.42

Total project goal

$349.45

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$349.45

5 Donors

-$260.00

Donations toward project cost

-$224.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.25

match offer

-$85.04

Match offer toward project cost

-$72.28

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.76

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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