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 »
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.


Ms. Fajardo from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Read All About It...We Need Books In Our Classroom!

My students need need level reading books to become engaged readers, pencils and a pencil sharpener.

  • $684 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Children like to choose their own books, but when it comes to finding the right book, they don't always find something interesting to them.

My students are third and fourth grade special education students and live in a low-income area in the South Bronx.

Most of my kids are struggling readers and many of them don't have access to books that are just right for their reading level. They love learning and they love to read. I want to provide them with books that will help them grow as readers. I want them to have the opportunity to learn in a literacy rich environment.

My Project

The level reading books I am requesting will be a great asset to my classroom. It is very important for children to read books at a level that is appropriate for them. Many of the books that we have in our classroom are not just right for their reading level. I want my students to be able to grab a book that is at their reading level and that is engaging to them, so that they can grow exponentially in their reading. These books will allow them to do just that. I would like to continue to grow my class library so that the students have more choices when reading. The more engaged they are in what they are reading, the more excited they will get about reading and the more they will ultimately learn. I am also requesting pencils, markers and a pencil sharpener for my classroom. Currently, we do not have a working sharpener and having extra pencils will always come in handy for my students.

Supporting our class project will be a huge help to my classroom.

In order for children to get excited about reading, they need choice and they need books that are right for them. The ultimate goal is to have kids that love to read!

Read More
Ms. Fajardo
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

2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 12 students.

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. Fajardo is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Grade 1 Classic Grade Level Library (30 bk set) • AKJ Books $134.59 1 $134.59
Grade 2 Classic Grade Level Library (30 bk set) • AKJ Books $115.06 1 $115.06
PreK-K Classic Grade Level Library (30 bk set) • AKJ Books $113.82 1 $113.82
2-3 Exemplar Stories (13 bk set) • AKJ Books $65.55 1 $65.55
Stanley Bostitch Quiet Sharp Desktop Electric Pencil And Crayon Sharpener Black • $35.61 1 $35.61
Expo Original Dry Erase Markers Fine Point, Black, 1 Dozen • $12.49 2 $24.98
Expo Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers Chisel Point, Assorted Colors, 12-Color Set • $19.29 1 $19.29
Sharpie Flip Chart Waterbased Markers Bullet Point, Assorted Colors, 8-Color Set • $8.92 2 $17.84
Ticonderoga Pencils #2, Yellow Finish, Un-sharpened • $3.29 5 $16.45

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":"New York City","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[1821309],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NY","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":1821977,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":12,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Fajardo","authorIds":{"1821309":{"owner":"Ms. Fajardo","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[1821977],"proposalHash":"-1530757591","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":289232,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MzQ4NDYzMQ==","NTk0NTY4"],"teacherId":1821309,"schoolCounty":"Bronx","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NY","name":"New York"}}