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  • $573 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Chesky
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 12 donors
  • $0 still needed

PAWS for Reading and Helping

Help me give my students a powerful collection of fiction and non-fiction books which illustrate the meaningful connections we have with animals and the resilience we share. Topics include therapy dogs, military animals, rescues, friendships and adventures.

My Students

My 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade Library Media students are bright-eyed, optimistic, eager learners from a nurturing neighborhood school in the suburbs.

Our school library is THE PLACE TO BE... where students and teachers gather, where knowledge is shared and expanded, imaginations are free to fly, and where dreams become possibilities!

Books about all ANIMALS - our furriest friends to the wildest beasts -are some of the most popular reads for students. We strive to provide informative and entertaining texts to interest readers of all ability levels.

My Project

Highly engaging text illustrating empathy, perseverance, resilience, compassion, selflessness are some of important themes in this collection of quality children's literature. Shelter Dogs: Amazing Stories of Adopted Strays tells the stories of eight adopted dogs who became service dogs, actors and heroes.

These specifically chosen books will be available to all students and also used by individuals and teams during in our Work Like a Dog Battle of the Books event and collaborative service project with our scout troops to create homemade dog and cat toys and collect supplies for local animal rescues.

The stories in these books will deepen students' understanding of the character education qualities we discuss in school (kindness, responsibility, empathy, perseverance, honesty, courage, citizenship, cooperation). The community service opportunity will allow students to taken action and feel the joy of giving!

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Poop Detectives: Working Dogs in the Field • Amazon Business $17.95 3 $53.85
It's a Dog's Life: How Man's Best Friend Sees, Hears, and Smells the World • Amazon Business $16.99 3 $50.97
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $11.86 3 $35.58
Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship • Amazon Business $12.14 2 $24.28
Hero • Amazon Business $7.98 3 $23.94
Animals Helping at Home (A True Book) • Amazon Business $23.08 1 $23.08
A Dog's Life: The Autobiography of a Stray • Amazon Business $18.80 1 $18.80
No Better Friend: Young Readers Edition: A Man, a Dog, and Their Incredible True Story of Friendship and Survival in World War II • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Stone Fox • Amazon Business $5.99 3 $17.97
No Better Friend: Young Readers Edition: A Man, a Dog, and Their Incredible True Story of Friendship and Survival in World War II • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Because of Winn-Dixie • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Shelter Dogs: Amazing Stories of Adopted Strays • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
A Dog's Life: Autobiography of a Stray • Amazon Business $7.49 2 $14.98
National Geographic Kids Chapters: Kangaroo to the Rescue!: And More True Stories of Amazing Animal Heroes (NGK Chapters) • Amazon Business $14.90 1 $14.90
Animals Helping With Healing (True Book) • Amazon Business $6.95 2 $13.90
Shelter Dogs: Amazing Stories of Adopted Strays • Amazon Business $6.80 2 $13.60
Because of Winn-Dixie Signature Edition • Amazon Business $13.38 1 $13.38
Animals Helping at Home (A True Books) • Amazon Business $6.25 2 $12.50
Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship • Amazon Business $12.14 1 $12.14
National Geographic Kids Chapters: Kangaroo to the Rescue!: And More True Stories of Amazing Animal Heroes (NGK Chapters) • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Chester and Gus • Amazon Business $5.61 2 $11.22
Chester and Gus • Amazon Business $9.34 1 $9.34
Animals Helping With Healing (True Book) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95

Materials cost

$450.26

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$487.01

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.94

Total project goal

$572.95

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$572.95

11 Donors

-$562.95

Donations toward project cost

-$478.51

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$84.44

match offer

-$10.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$8.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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12 donors12 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

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