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

Ms. Napholz from Dakota IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Project Lit Dakota, Year 2

Help me give my students a book club where readers can discuss novels with others who love books!

  • $169 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work in a rural school. I am originally from Chicago and while it was a transition to a small-town school, I have grown to love this place! It’s the kind of school where a student heard I had never had fresh milk so he brought some to me on my birthday along with the cake! It’s the kind of place where students ask teachers to wear their football jerseys. My kids are awesome. They make me think in new ways and they stay in my life. I hear from them after they graduate, and they come back to help out at the school. It’s a truly wonderful community of really nice kids.

My Project

We do not often get the chance to simply sit and discuss books with students these days. Our curriculum has become more and more focused on standardized testing, and finding the time to talk about the issues and themes that books and literature can bring to students is being phased out. This is a tragedy. Our students need the empathy, the exposure, and the perspective of reading about others who may or may not be like them. They need to connect with characters and with each other. Project Lit allows us to do this. We began this last year with your support. Please help us continue.

Ms. Napholz
Grades 9-12
More than a third 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 Ms. Napholz is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Silence of Murder • AKJ Education $7.29 12 $87.48
Angelmonster • AKJ Education $1.00 12 $12.00
Lulu Dark Can See Through Walls • AKJ Education $1.00 12 $12.00

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


1 Donor


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":"Dakota","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[5487414],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"IL","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":4702610,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":45,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Napholz","authorIds":{"5487414":{"owner":"Ms. Napholz","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4702610],"proposalHash":"-1359962862","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21205718,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["Mzg2OTIzOA=="],"teacherId":5487414,"schoolCounty":"Stephenson","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"IL","name":"Illinois"}}