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.

See this teacher's page

Mrs. Staud from Hamilton OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Is Power

Help me give my students books to meet their varied needs. Having different leveled books helps my students be successful during their daily independent reading time. Students love graphic novels like Camp, Best Friends & Just Jaime.

  • $226 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a teacher in a high poverty school where my students face many challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the obstacles they face, my students enjoy school. School is their safe haven, it's the constant in their life.

All students deserve the same opportunities to become successful, competent readers!

Some of the students in my classroom come from homes where learning to read is not a top priority. Meeting the child's basic needs of food and shelter takes precedence. Many of the families I service do not speak English as their first language. My students typically do not live in homes filled with books. All students deserve the opportunity to be immersed in a learning environment where reading is valued and enjoyed.

My Project

My 5th-grade​ students enjoy their daily independent reading time. During this time, they have freedom of choice! I like to keep newly published books in our classroom library to keep my students motivated.

I teach a group of diverse learners.

Many students in my class are reading below grade level. In my experience, I have found that graphic novels are a great way to get reluctant readers interested in books!

I'm looking forward to adding many new titles to our classroom library. Many of these books are titles in a series. This is also a great way to get kids interested in books!

Mrs. Staud
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

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.

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

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. Staud is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
In a Glass Grimmly • Amazon Business $14.56 1 $14.56
Lubna and Pebble • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
The Line Tender • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Tito the Bonecrusher • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Speechless • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Just Jaime (Emmie & Friends) • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
The Impossible Crime (Mac B., Kid Spy #2) • Amazon Business $11.04 1 $11.04
Apocalypse Taco • Amazon Business $10.52 1 $10.52
P.S. Be Eleven (Coretta Scott King Award - Author Winner Title(s)) • Amazon Business $9.85 1 $9.85
The Promise • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
Estranged • Amazon Business $8.28 1 $8.28
Camp • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
The Grimm Conclusion (A Tale Dark & Grimm) • Amazon Business $7.60 1 $7.60
A Whole New Ballgame: A Rip and Red Book • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Scar Island • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Dog Days: The Carver Chronicles, Book One • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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


3 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Excluded support for DonorsChoose


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":"Hamilton","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[1860115],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"OH","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":4051216,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":true,"numStudents":160,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Staud","authorIds":{"1860115":{"owner":"Mrs. Staud","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4051216],"proposalHash":"952868619","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":295677,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTM1NjE5OQ==","NDY4MzE1Mg==","MTg2MDExNQ==","NjM1NTM4OQ=="],"teacherId":1860115,"schoolCounty":"Butler","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"OH","name":"Ohio"}}