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Mrs. Z. from Johnstown PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Fun

My students need Scope Magazine as a supplement to our reading curriculum.

  • $363 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The student population in our district is at an 89% poverty rate. The population is extremely transient; students are coming to our area from New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia. Many students have one or both of their parents serving jail time and are living with a relative or in foster care.

Many of the students in our school district are unique in that they come from areas of poverty and decay, but continue to have the desire to succeed.

They come to school every day, despite their adversities.

We try to make our school a safe haven for those who do not have one. Unfortunately, that becomes a greater burden on all as public school funding is at an all-time low, especially for inner-city schools.

My Project

Our students do not necessarily have much enthusiasm when it comes to reading. In the past, however, I have found that using Scholastic Classroom Magazines as a supplement really brings excitement into the classroom. The nonfiction articles are always timely and well written. They also help in leading excellent discussions between the students. It is worth noting that the activities that accompany each article and story in Scope Magazine are aligned to our state standards. In closing, if you choose to help fund this project, please know that your money will go a long way in helping our students to appreciate reading for pleasure.

Mrs. Z.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Scholastic Scope, Grades 6 - 8 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) - 9 Issues / Min. 10 Subscriptions / Grades 6–8 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $9.99 25 $249.75

Materials cost

$249.75

Vendor shipping charges

$24.98

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$308.48

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$54.44

Total project goal

$362.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$362.92

7 Donors

-$278.51

Donations toward project cost

-$250.68

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.83

match offer

-$68.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$57.80

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.20

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$16.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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