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Ms. Aram from Minneapolis MN is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading During a Pandemic and Beyond

Help me give my students a userfriendly system to borrow and return library books.

  • 36 donors
  • $3,027 still needed
  • 36 donors
  • $3,027 still needed
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My Students

My school is a small, college preparatory school with 86% African American students. Students are artists, athletes, scholars, and readers. We win state championships in basketball and football, win history day competitions, and have fabulous arts performances. We have many students taking advanced coursework with big heavy textbooks and many students reading for pleasure on a regular basis.

This school year we have started with all distance learning and we could potentially spend the entire year without getting to enter our building as a school community.

In addition to a global pandemic, the community around our school is in the midst of an unprecedented increase in violence that is directly impacting our students and families. We are heartbroken by the losses our community is suffering.

This is not a time for us to give students less. This is a time for us to dig in and find ways to develop new and creative learning environments. We are doing everything we can to wrap around our students to give them the education and love they deserve.

My Project

As a librarian, I am using all my creativity to create systems where students can still borrow and return books during this global pandemic and time of unrest. I have a system for book selection and check out that includes book delivery when necessary, but we have no system for students to return books.

I am requesting funds to purchase a high-quality book return system that will allow me to close the loop creating a long term solution during this pandemic and increased accessibility for students and families after this pandemic.

With this book drop, families can drive by the school and drop textbooks and library books into this bin from the window of their car at any time. The bin keeps the books safe from the elements and a depressible, padded platform keeps them from getting damaged when they are dropped in.

Our students have a love for learning and for reading. With this final piece in place, we can continue to support student's academic goals and their love of reading for pleasure.

Ms. Aram
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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36 donors36 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 450 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kingsley® C-Series Complete Outdoor Book Return Systems • Demco $4,119.89 1 $4,119.89

Materials cost

$4,119.89

Vendor shipping charges

$456.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$61.80

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$4,667.69

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$823.71

Total project goal

$5,491.40

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$5,491.40

34 Donors

-$1,963.00

Donations toward project cost

-$1,687.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$275.10

Matching donations from our partners

-$479.50

Match offers toward project cost

-$407.58

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$71.92

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$22.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$3,026.14

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

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Project Activity

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