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Mrs. T. from Winston Salem NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading for a Purpose

My students need books, a rug, dry erase markers, and other supplies to advance their understanding of different cultures.

  • $619 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are mostly African Americans and Hispanics from the lower socioeconomic background. My school is a public charter school and we use the limited resources we have to empower our students to set college and career goals. Interactive learning is what engages my students the most, and as such, paper and books are treasured commodities. My students love to hold actual books in their hands. I find this to be amazing considering that there are growing technological devices that students spend hours on that do not involve academic reading.

My Project

These books by Julia Alvarez will enable my Hispanic students to have materials that they can relate to and will simultaneously expose my African American students to another culture. The box of paper will enable my students to create and complete various assignments and projects. The whiteboard markers will be used with my students' handheld whiteboards in group discussions, debates, oral quizzes, and check for understanding questions. The rug will provide an area in the classroom for my students to feel relaxed when reading not only for academic purposes but also to expose them to different cultures.

Mrs. T.
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents • AKJ Education $13.46 18 $242.28
On the Curve Carpet Rug Dimensions: 3' 10" W x 5' 4" L, Color: 01 - Blue • Teachers' School Supply $110.77 1 $110.77
Expo Low Odor Dry Erase Markers - 16 Color Set • Teachers' School Supply $35.79 1 $35.79
Staples Copy Paper; 8-1/2x11", Letter Size • Staples Advantage $34.28 1 $34.28
Staples Correction Tape, 1 Line Regular, 1/5" x 315", 10/Pk • Staples Advantage $15.79 1 $15.79

Materials cost

$438.91

Vendor shipping charges

$16.12

State sales tax

$34.23

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$525.84

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$92.80

Total project goal

$618.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$618.64

1 Donor

-$618.64

Donations toward project cost

-$525.84

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$92.80

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$0.00

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