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.


Mrs. Mellen Yamaguchi from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Non-Fiction Leveled Books Part 3

My students need the third set of leveled non-fiction books to meet their end of the school year needs.

  • $592 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in Los Angeles at a Title I school where 90 percent of the students are eligible for free or reduced lunch. This year I have a diverse group of 28 students. Each year my class size varies from 26-32 students. My students enjoy being at school and especially love reading. They have access to a good classroom library thanks to the Donorschoose donations I've received in the past. I want to continue to grow our library as my students are develop their reading skills so quickly. The kids also come with a variety of interests so I want to ensure that I have more titles that are relevant and interesting.

My Project

This is part 3 of my non-fiction leveled readers project. These specific books will help my fifth graders towards the end of the school year as they move up reading levels. These books will also help my incoming fifth graders that come in reading at higher reading levels. I will use these books during our non-fiction unit for Reader's Workshop. Students will learn comprehension skills during our mini-lesson time and then break into their smaller reading groups. They will read and discuss these leveled books at their independent reading level during reading groups. These books are important because they cover a variety of topics and reading levels. They will also allow me to work with students at their particular reading level.

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

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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

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. Mellen Yamaguchi is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LL733 - Level U Nonfiction Book Bin - Gr. 5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $53.99 2 $107.98
LL732 - Level T Nonfiction Book Bin - Gr. 5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $48.99 2 $97.98
LL744 - Level U Nonfiction Extra Book Set - Gr. 5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $44.00 2 $88.00
LL743 - Level T Nonfiction Extra Book Set - Gr. 5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.00 2 $78.00
LL734 - Level V Nonfiction Book Bin - Gr. 5-6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $54.99 1 $54.99

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


2 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations 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":"Los Angeles","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[1423308],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3157153,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":28,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Mellen Yamaguchi","authorIds":{"1423308":{"owner":"Mrs. Mellen Yamaguchi","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3157153],"proposalHash":"-346697121","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":232713,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTMzNjk3MQ==","MTYyMzc3MQ=="],"teacherId":1423308,"schoolCounty":"Los Angeles","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}