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 »
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.

  • $491 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mr. Perkins
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 5 donors
  • $0 still needed

Newbie Ninth Graders Need Books

My students need 60 copies of "Ender's Game".

My Students

70% of incarcerated adults fall into the lowest two levels of reading proficiency. My 9th graders are coming to me reading at an Elementary school level. Let's prevent them from becoming another statistic!

Our students are traveling from all over the city, some have over an hour commute, to receive a quality education.

Coming from a public education system and community that constantly tells them they can't go to college, they are determined to prove them wrong.

My Project

Ender's Game is a classic novel about a adolescent male who is forced to make a controversial decision. Believing he is in a video game, he unknowingly makes a choice that changes the fate of the universe. My students will be comparing the book to debate real-world scenarios (war in the Middle East, Monitoring phone calls, etc). They will explore their personal beliefs to answer the relevant question, "Do the ends justify the means?".

We are a new school growing in population each year.

As we grow, we lack the necessary funds to ensure that each of our students can checkout a book to read. Simply reading in class isn't enough to assist our students with reaching proficient literacy levels. Our school needs enough books to provide our students the opportunity to practice and develop skills at home.

Read More

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ender''s game • AKJ Books $5.83 60 $349.80

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

5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

Project Activity

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
{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Los Angeles","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[1898987],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"his","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":1034629,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":100,"teacherScreenName":"Mr. Perkins","authorIds":{"1898987":{"owner":"Mr. Perkins","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[1034629],"proposalHash":"-579336608","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":303252,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MTk2NDMwMQ==","MTkwOTk5Mg==","MTQ4OTY3Nw==","MTkwNzMwOQ==","MTg5MjQ4OA=="],"teacherId":1898987,"schoolCounty":"Los Angeles","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}