You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

Mrs. Maiolo from North Port FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Never Enough Books!

My students need a variety of books to expand and update our classroom library.

  • $490 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach third grade at a diverse, Title I school in southwest Florida. Our students come from numerous cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. We are an "A" school and one of 27 schools chosen by The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTAC) for "Exceeding Expectations." Through lots of hard work, our school continues to help our students succeed.

I encourage lots of independent reading time in my classroom, and I expect my students to read from a range of genres.

I try to keep our classroom library organized by genre so that my students can easily find the books, authors, and series that they love. They love to read and get excited when we get new books!

My Project

For this project, I am requesting a variety of books that will help to expand and update our classroom library. I have included some new series that I know will engage my readers, such as "Ranger in Time" and "Enginerds." The more variety I can provide for my readers, the better chances I have of engaging and "hooking" each and every one of them. Thank you for helping me teach every child in my class to love reading!

“The more you read, the better you get, the more better you get, the more you like it; and the more you like it, the more you do it." -Jim Trelease, author of The Read-Aloud Handbook

Mrs. Maiolo
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 19 students.

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Maiolo is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
What's the Difference?: 40+ Pairs of the Seemingly Similar • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Cute as an Axolotl: Discovering the World's Most Adorable Animals • Amazon Business $17.08 1 $17.08
Izzy Gizmo • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Peter & Ernesto: A Tale of Two Sloths • Amazon Business $16.85 1 $16.85
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
Love • Amazon Business $14.86 1 $14.86
Dear Girl, • Amazon Business $14.64 1 $14.64
Sometimes You Fly • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars • Amazon Business $14.34 1 $14.34
Cece Loves Science • Amazon Business $14.23 1 $14.23
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $14.13 1 $14.13
One Day a Dot: The Story of You, The Universe, and Everything • Amazon Business $14.12 1 $14.12
Dude! • Amazon Business $13.80 1 $13.80
Over and Under the Pond • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
Beautiful • Amazon Business $12.71 1 $12.71
What Makes a Monster?: Discovering the World's Scariest Creatures (The World of Weird Animals) • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
I Walk with Vanessa: A Story About a Simple Act of Kindness • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
The Big Umbrella • Amazon Business $12.14 1 $12.14
Pink Is For Blobfish: Discovering the World's Perfectly Pink Animals (The World of Weird Animals) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
A Different Pond • Amazon Business $11.16 1 $11.16
Drawn Together • Amazon Business $10.36 1 $10.36
EngiNerds (MAX) • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Paddle Perch Climb: Bird Feet Are Neat • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Octopus Escapes Again! • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
The Magic Misfits • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Over and Under the Snow • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
D-Day: Battle on the Beach (Ranger in Time #7) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Race to the South Pole (Ranger in Time #4) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Hurricane Katrina Rescue (Ranger in Time #8) • Amazon Business $4.54 1 $4.54
Journey through Ash and Smoke (Ranger in Time #5) • Amazon Business $4.54 1 $4.54
Long Road to Freedom (Ranger in Time #3) • Amazon Business $4.46 1 $4.46
Rescue on the Oregon Trail (Ranger in Time #1) • Amazon Business $4.34 1 $4.34
Danger in Ancient Rome (Ranger in Time #2) • Amazon Business $4.28 1 $4.28
Escape from the Great Earthquake (Ranger in Time #6) • Amazon Business $4.16 1 $4.16

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


4 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


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

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"North Port","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[152196],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"FL","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3455827,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":2,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":19,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Maiolo","authorIds":{"152196":{"owner":"Mrs. Maiolo","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3455827],"proposalHash":"1831607396","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":",2316,x0,y15&width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1566263370216","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":32102,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":{"completingDonationAmount":203,"proposalURL":"project/boredom-busters/5435854/","matchingFund":{"name":"Barbara Henker Trust & Carol Kupers Whalen Fund","type":"AUTO_DONATION_MATCH","ownerRegion":null,"donorSalutation":"Barbara Henker Trust & Carol Kupers Whalen Fund","matchingKey":"2XBHTMO21","matchImpactMultiple":2.0,"multipleForDisplay":"2X","amount":0.00},"proposalTitle":"Boredom Busters","proposalId":5435854},"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NDkxMzE1OA==","NTc5NTg0Mw==","MTUyMTk2","NTYyNzY3Ng==","MjY4MTkyMg=="],"teacherId":152196,"schoolCounty":"Sarasota","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"FL","name":"Florida"}}