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Mrs. Stonesifer from Parlin NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading is Dreaming with Open Eyes

My students need fiction books for our school's library.

  • $935 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our library is the center of learning in our diverse population. Our students visit the library once every 2 weeks for books exchange only.

We are a small Title I school in New Jersey and we are in serious need for library books.

We have many diverse cultures in this school and not the books to support those students. The students live in a close knit community in Central New Jersey. Many of the students in the school get free breakfast and lunch on a daily basis. Some of them face many challenges. Even though their lives may be a challenge, they still come to school excited to learn and willing to find a new book to read!

In this district, Library is a quick exchange of books in the elementary schools. But when the focus is only on exchange of books and the school has not been able to buy new books for a few years, then the exchange of books becomes tedious.

My Project

Reading a book is something that all students can do at any time. Without the proper quality of books, students become disinterested and turn to other outlets to spend their time. Books are the one thing in this world that can take you from the world you are living in and transport you to a place you can only dream of going.

A donation to our library would help keep our students interested in reading.

As a librarian, I have a love for books, and as a librarian and a teacher, I am trying to share my love of books with my students and in turn, have them love books too.

"Reading aloud with children is known to be the single most important activity for building the knowledge and skills they will eventually require for learning to read."

~ Marilyn Jager Adams, child development expert

"If you are going to get anywhere in life you have to read a lot of books."

~ Roald Dahl

Please consider donating any of the following books. All donations are sincerely appreciated. Thanks for your support.

Mrs. Stonesifer
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7) • Amazon Business $52.99 1 $52.99
Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7) • Amazon Business $52.99 1 $52.99
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Collection (Set of 10) • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Collection (Set of 10) • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Dog Man: The Epic Collection: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1-3 Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $20.86 2 $41.72
Dog Man: The Epic Collection: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1-3 Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $20.86 2 $41.72
Auggie & Me Three Wonder Stories • AKJ Education $12.40 2 $24.80
Diary of a Minecraft Zombie Book 1: A Scare of a Dare • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
Diary of a Minecraft Zombie Book 1: A Scare of a Dare • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
Fish in a Tree • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
The Fourteenth Goldfish • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
The Fourteenth Goldfish • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Dog Man and Cat Kid: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #4) • Amazon Business $6.40 2 $12.80
Dog Man and Cat Kid: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #4) • Amazon Business $6.40 2 $12.80
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
See You in the Cosmos • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
A Handful of Stars • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
A Handful of Stars • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Love • Amazon Business $11.77 1 $11.77
Love • Amazon Business $11.77 1 $11.77
Pax • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
Pax • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
Wish • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
Wish • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
The Girl Who Drank the Moon • Amazon Business $11.65 1 $11.65
The Girl Who Drank the Moon • Amazon Business $11.65 1 $11.65
Supergifted • Amazon Business $11.61 1 $11.61
Supergifted • Amazon Business $11.61 1 $11.61
The Wild Robot Escapes • Amazon Business $11.34 1 $11.34
The Wild Robot Escapes • Amazon Business $11.34 1 $11.34
The Year of Billy Miller • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
The Wild Robot • Amazon Business $10.70 1 $10.70
The Wild Robot • Amazon Business $10.70 1 $10.70
Wolf Hollow • Amazon Business $9.83 1 $9.83
Wolf Hollow • Amazon Business $9.83 1 $9.83
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Lemonade War • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Hungry, Hungry Sharks! • AKJ Education $2.91 2 $5.82
The One and Only Ivan • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
The One and Only Ivan • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
One Crazy Summer • AKJ Education $5.58 1 $5.58
Poppy • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Tiger Rising • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Stone Fox: 30th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $4.92 1 $4.92
Turtle in Paradise • Amazon Business $4.30 1 $4.30
Turtle in Paradise • Amazon Business $4.30 1 $4.30
Jackie Robinson and the Story of All Black Baseball • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
The Statue of Liberty • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

Materials cost

$753.29

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.30

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$794.59

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$140.22

Total project goal

$934.81

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$934.81

4 Donors

-$930.11

Donations toward project cost

-$791.19

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$138.92

match offer

-$4.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$3.40

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.60

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.70

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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