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.


Mrs. Weisel from Hartford CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading for Compassion

Help me give my students a chance to learn about children caught in serious conflicts by studying the novel Refugees.

  • $173 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is a small haven of hope in the north end of a large urban area. All students in our school receive free breakfast and lunch.

All students in our school are young people who have struggled in the typical school setting.

Our students have either been expelled or are in need of an alternative type setting. While our program works on making sure our students grow academically, we work one on one with each child to discover what their individual barriers to success are and work with them to gain strategies that will be beneficial to them, not only in school but in life.

Many of our students have had a negative experience when it comes to school. Our program works to help students find their learning styles, their strengths and their voice so that they are able to better advocate for themselves.

My Project

My students live in the inner city. They face the challenges of life on a daily basis with courage and strength. That experience makes them very empathetic to others who are dealing with challenges. Last year we read a magazine article about a young refugee from Syria and they were all touched by the story. They began to research the situation and the refugee crisis in Europe. When I saw the book "Refugee", I knew that it should be a reading circle selection. They will get to use their background knowledge about Syria and learn the stories of children in the middle of other conflicts.

Mrs. Weisel
Grades 9-12
More than half 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 Mrs. Weisel is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Refugee- Softcover • Scholastic Books $5.24 20 $104.80

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":"Hartford","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[215246],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CT","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3651044,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":40,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Weisel","authorIds":{"215246":{"owner":"Mrs. Weisel","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3651044],"proposalHash":"62146968","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":117085,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MzUxMTEyNg=="],"teacherId":215246,"schoolCounty":"Hartford","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CT","name":"Connecticut"}}