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Ms. Shipp from Houston TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Readers Are Leaders!

Help me give my students high interest books to read. These graphic novels will allow my students to enjoy reading. When the students develop an interest in reading, they will become readers for life!

  • $426 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have a class of 17 fifth graders at a low socioeconomic school in Houston. Many come from non-English speaking families that have only one income. Our school is a Title I school and the majority of my students are on free or reduced-price lunch. Many do not have access outside of school to books or technology.

Despite these drawbacks, my students are anxious to learn.

They enjoy reading and learning about new places, especially places that they will probably not ever visit.

My Project

By getting the students to enjoy reading, they will become more literate. Being more literate will help them with their classroom studies and allow them to become more productive citizens. Literacy will allow them to do better in High School, make attaining a college degree more attainable and help them get a meaningful, well-paying job in the future.

These children are our future.

They will be the ones leading the world. These books will show them how children their age can become responsible citizens. They must be literate and worldly, and these books will give them the foundation that they need to be successful in life!

Ms. Shipp
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 17 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ghosts • Amazon Business $9.89 5 $49.45
Mary Anne Saves the Day: Full-Color Edition (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #3) • Amazon Business $9.83 5 $49.15
Kristy's Great Idea: Full-Color Edition (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #1) • Amazon Business $9.80 5 $49.00
The Truth About Stacey: Full-Color Edition (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #2) • Amazon Business $9.53 5 $47.65
Dawn and the Impossible Three (The Baby-sitters Club Graphic Novel #5): A Graphix Book (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix) • Amazon Business $9.25 5 $46.25
Claudia and Mean Janine (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novel #4): A Graphix Book • Amazon Business $8.79 5 $43.95
Kristy's Big Day (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #6): Full-Color Edition • Amazon Business $8.29 5 $41.45

Materials cost

$326.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.90

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$361.80

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$63.85

Total project goal

$425.65

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$425.65

4 Donors

-$402.12

Donations toward project cost

-$344.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$57.32

match offer

-$20.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$17.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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