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Mrs. OBRIEN from Philadelphia PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Needed: Classroom Library

Help me give my students a great classroom library with lots of options!

  • $698 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students attend an elementary school in Kensington. These children live in a rough, crime-ridden neighborhood. One hundred percent of the students at my school receive free breakfast and lunch every day. Despite all of this, they come to school every day still eager to learn. Many of our parents struggle to purchase the school supplies their children need for school. I wish to make the stressful supply-buying time for families easier by having supplies in my classroom for students to be able to use daily.

My Project

My students will be able to check out books much like a real library. They will have their favorite options in my very own classroom. We would very much appreciate updated and interesting reading materials in our classroom!

Having extra reading options in my classroom will allow me to encourage and create a lifelong love of reading for my students!

Most of my students do not have access to the public library and our school library is not functional. In an effort to support my students, I've learned that I must first provide interesting and relatable texts in our own classroom! My goal is to find at least one interesting book for my students to independently read throughout each school year.

Mrs. OBRIEN
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Classroom Library Must-Haves: Grades K-1 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $75.00 1 $75.00
Classroom Library Must-Haves: Grades PreK (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $75.00 1 $75.00
Caldecott Classroom Library Builder: Grades PreK-5 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $75.00 1 $75.00
Classroom Library Must-Haves: Grades 4-6 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $75.00 1 $75.00
Newbery Classroom Library Builder: Grades 3+ (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $70.00 1 $70.00
Classroom Library Must-Haves: Grades 2-3 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $70.00 1 $70.00
Coretta Scott King Classroom Library Builder: Grades K-6 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $25.00 1 $25.00
STEAM Pack: Grades 3-6 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $20.00 1 $20.00
STEAM Pack: Grades K-2 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $20.00 1 $20.00

Materials cost

$505.00

Vendor shipping charges

$50.50

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$593.08

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$104.66

Total project goal

$697.74

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$697.74

4 Donors

-$237.00

Donations toward project cost

-$207.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.55

match offer

-$453.68

Match offer toward project cost

-$385.63

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$68.05

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.06

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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