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Mrs. Passarelli from Indianapolis IN is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading in Wonderland

Help me give my students a colorful classroom library to become independent readers.

  • $553 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in an inner-city school that 90% of students are on free or reduced lunch. This upcoming school year I will be teaching ELA to first and second-grade students. The building I teach in has recently opened back as a charter school that serves students K-8. As a result, the uniformity of supplies is limited.

I want my students to know the importance of reading, but I do not have the materials necessary to reach their full potential.

I want my students to always feel eager to grab a book and read.

My Project

Reading is very important for students, especially at a younger age. Our goal as educators is for students to become independent learners and that requires them to be able to read independently.

The classroom library will become a place where students can begin reading independently.

My students will be able to choose from a variety of books because of the multiple book bins. The bookshelf has plenty of space for me to add multiple bins. They will be able to choose books, which will help them continue to enjoy independent reading time.

Mrs. Passarelli
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TT769X Neon Connect Store Book Bins Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 5 $174.95
Elephant & Piggie: The Complete Collection (An Elephant & Piggie Book) (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $88.99 1 $88.99
FURINNO 11107WH-GR 7 Reversible, 11-Cube, White Green • Amazon Business $63.99 1 $63.99
Homfa Kids Bookshelf, 4 Tier Children's Bookcase Rack Free Standing Against The Wall, Organizer Holder Stand for Books Toys in Study Living Room Bedroom, 23.62”L x 4.7”W x 42.7”H, White • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
TT925X Neon HelpYourself Book Bins Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $44.99 1 $44.99

Materials cost

$432.91

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.49

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$469.40

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$82.84

Total project goal

$552.24

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$552.24

4 Donors

-$267.30

Donations toward project cost

-$242.19

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.11

match offer

-$267.31

Match offer toward project cost

-$227.21

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.10

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.63

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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