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. Yocum from Verona MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Open the Magic - One Book at a Time!

My students need excellent mentor texts to open windows into worlds outside their small town.

  • $344 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are amazing. They arrive each day at school excited to learn. My school district, made up of mostly low socioeconomic households, has an enrollment of 504 students. Most students speak English, but 46% speak mainly Spanish at home.

These books will give them the opportunity to explore a world they have never seen.

They live in a small rural town with the next largest city over an hour away. Most families farm or complete work in factories nearby. Many are children of migrant farm families and may not have access to a large variety of print at home.

My Project

The mentor texts I have requested will take us places we could never get to on our own. Whether we are at the library with Tomas, are having Chicken Sunday dinner at Grandma's, or are visiting The Last Stop on Market Street, we will be well traveled by the end of fourth grade.

Reading mentor texts every day helps us grow together as a class, to grow to be better writers, and it helps us blossom into students who love to read.

These mentor texts will used as examples of great writers, to teach reading strategies, to learn social studies concepts and to help us learn the importance and impact of being kind.

Mrs. Yocum
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

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. Yocum is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
I Dissent • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Each Kindness • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The last stop on market street • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Potato Chip Champ Discovering Why Kindness Counts • AKJ Education $9.86 1 $9.86
A Sick Day for Amos Mcgee Storytime Set • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Ishi, Simple Tips from a Solid Friend • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45
The Jelly Donut Difference • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
Amelia's Road • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
A Sweet Smell of Roses • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Abe's Honest Words The Life of Abraham Lincoln • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
To Dare Mighty Things: The Life of Theodore Roosevelt • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Just a Dream • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Empty Pot • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Name Jar • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Keeping Quilt • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Bat Boy & His Violin • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Tea With Milk • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Tomas and the Library Lady • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Roxaboxen • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Chicken Sunday • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Picnic at Mudsock Meadow • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Emma Kate • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Tacky The Penguin • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Martin's Big Words The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Teammates • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Harmonica • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Night of the Gargoyles • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Those Shoes • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
My Man Blue Poems • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Brick by Brick • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Please, Mr. Panda / Por favor, Sr. Panda • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Eleanor • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Flight: The Journey of Charles Lindbergh • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Bicycle Man • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
George vs. George The American Revolution As Seen from Both Sides • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07

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


3 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


Excluded support for DonorsChoose


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":"Verona","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[2156027],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"MO","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3394112,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":16,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Yocum","authorIds":{"2156027":{"owner":"Mrs. Yocum","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3394112],"proposalHash":"-291398260","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20767703,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTUxNzMxNg==","MzU5OTk4OA==","MjE1NjAyNw==","NTI3NDg4Nw=="],"teacherId":2156027,"schoolCounty":"Lawrence","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"MO","name":"Missouri"}}