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.

Menu
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

Ms. Z. from San Jose CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Pleading for Some Reading

Help me give my students interesting and entertaining books that will create and grow a genuine lifelong love of reading!

  • $439 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at a K-3 public school in San Jose, CA. Nearly all of my students come from low income families. They come to school, not only to learn, but to find friends and love from those around them.

All my students strive to be their best, and to give their all each and every day.

It is my second year at our school and I was fortunate enough to move grade levels and teach some of my same students for the second year in a row. They always do the most they can to be their best for me and I strive to do the same for them.

My Project

With all the screens and audio available to children, they have more opportunities than most these days. However, this means that children are spending less time cracking open a good book. I am asking for many titles that will engage my students in and encourage a love for reading: titles such as Harry Potter, Captain Underpants, and more!

When I ask students who aren't reading at home why they're not, the main answer I receive is: "Well, Miss Z I just don't have any books there!".

This means that, for my students coming from low-income households, my classroom and our school library are the main source of books for them! Help me fill my library with fun, interesting titles that will have my students begging for just five more minutes of reading time. Maybe one of these titles will be a book they remember reading for the first time for the rest of their lives.

Ms. Z.
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters 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

5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

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 Ms. Z. is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Diary of a Wimpy Kid 12 Books Complete Collection Set Box of Books NEW 2018 Edition • Amazon Business $71.99 1 $71.99
Captain Underpants: 10 Book Set • Amazon Business $36.49 1 $36.49
Dog Man: The Epic Collection: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1-3 Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $22.47 1 $22.47
What Do You Do With an Idea? • Amazon Business $13.67 1 $13.67
Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Dragons Love Tacos • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Day The Crayons Came Home • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Day The Crayons Quit • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
The Wonderful Things You Will Be • Amazon Business $11.74 1 $11.74
I Will Try (Mindful Mantras) (Volume 5) • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Giving Tree • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
Thanks for the Feedback, I Think (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
I Am Human: A Book of Empathy • Amazon Business $10.52 1 $10.52
Amazing Animals: Sharks • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Bubble Gum Brain • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
I'm Not Scared... I'm Prepared! • Amazon Business $9.51 1 $9.51
Amazing Animals: Cheetahs • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39
Amazing Animals: Beavers • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

Materials cost

$309.93

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$28.36

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$372.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$65.81

Total project goal

$438.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$438.75

1 Donor

-$399.05

Donations toward project cost

-$372.94

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.11

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$39.70

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"San Jose","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[4674111],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3652932,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/pleading-for-some-reading/3652932/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":24,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Z.","authorIds":{"4674111":{"owner":"Ms. Z.","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3652932],"proposalHash":"2081640250","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp4674111_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1503625592273","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20983454,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NDY3NDExMQ=="],"teacherId":4674111,"schoolCounty":"Santa Clara","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}