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Mrs. Ortega from Salem OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

New Books = Open Minds

Help me give my students the opportunity to fall in love with reading!

  • $557 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is a Title I school located in a lower-socioeconomic (high poverty) area in Salem, OR. Many of our students come from bilingual households where their first language is Spanish. Also, many have experienced trauma, abuse, neglect, and far more adverse childhood experiences than any person should.

Your generous donations and support will help us facilitate a rich reading intervention time for our 5th grade students.

These students come hungry to learn everyday and deserve the resources needed to continue their educational journey.

My Project

As a Bilingual Instructional Assistant, one of my main roles is to lead reading intervention groups. This year my 5th grade reading group is doing a 'book study', where we read different chapter books and discuss vocabulary and comprehension.

When it came time to choose a book, I realized our options were very limited.

There were only 5-6 copies of several outdated, old books. Alongside the other Instructional Assistants, we decided the students NEED new book series' to really engage during our reading groups. Our 5th graders are amazing and LOVE to read. These books will help our students grow in vocabulary, comprehension, and fall more in love with reading everyday. Thanks for your generosity!

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

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Lemonade War Three Books in One: The Lemonade War, The Lemonade Crime, The Bell Bandit (The Lemonade War Series) • Amazon Business $11.29 8 $90.32
Summer of the Woods (The Virginia Mysteries) • Amazon Business $9.99 8 $79.92
Mystery on Church Hill (The Virginia Mysteries) • Amazon Business $9.99 8 $79.92
Ghosts of Belle Isle (The Virginia Mysteries) (Volume 3) • Amazon Business $9.99 8 $79.92
The Secret Lake: A children's mystery adventure • Amazon Business $7.99 8 $63.92
Inside Out and Back Again • Amazon Business $5.29 8 $42.32

Materials cost

$436.32

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.54

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$472.86

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$83.45

Total project goal

$556.31

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$556.31

8 Donors

-$504.60

Donations toward project cost

-$430.36

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$74.24

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.71

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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Project Activity

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