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

Ms. Hancock from Port Aransas TX is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Oasis by the Sea

My students need a great reading spot. My goal is to have an inviting reading corner in my classroom, complete with comfy bean bag chairs, fuzzy rugs, and lamps.

  • $962 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Port Aransas is a small, tight-knit beach community on the Gulf coast of Texas.

The families of this town are close--very close.

Most families have lived here for what seems like forever, and I have the privilege of teaching amazing students at our local high school. Two blocks from the beach, we have a very unique lifestyle on the island. The students are driven, motivated hard-workers who love as hard as they live. They are exceptional athletes, National Merit Scholars, phenomenal artists and musicians, and "Port A" has town pride like no where you've ever visited.

If I have learned anything from living through Hurricane Harvey, it is that the community of Port Aransas is a family and we can persevere through anything.

My Project

I am hoping to create the ideal reading oasis in my classroom!

I want my classroom to have the go-to spot for reading in the high school!

The perfect reading nook has fuzzy rugs, comfy seating, and warm lighting (not the normal florescent lighting in the room). My goal for the next school year (and beyond) is to have a dedicated reading time each week for my freshmen and having the perfect spot to read in makes all the difference! Inspirational posters, anchor charts, and string lights in across the ceiling will give a homey touch to my classroom, turning reading into something the kids "want" to do instead of something they "have" to do!

Ms. Hancock
Grades 9-12
Nearly all 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

3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 70 students.

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 Ms. Hancock is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Big Joe Aloha Chair, Ash • Amazon Business $39.99 4 $159.96
Ottomanson Ultimate Shaggy Collection Moroccan Trellis Design Shag Rug Contemporary Bedroom and Living room Soft Shag Rugs, Turquoise Blue, 5'3 L x 7'0 W • Amazon Business $64.25 2 $128.50
Tufted Support Padded Boosted Cushion, Blue • Amazon Business $19.99 4 $79.96
Ikea 101.398.79 NOT Floor Uplight Lamp, 69-Inch, Black/White • Amazon Business $18.12 3 $54.36
Koss KPH7 Lightweight Portable Headphone, Black • Amazon Business $5.74 8 $45.92
Canon MX492 Wireless All-IN-One Small Printer with Mobile or Tablet Printing, Airprint and Google Cloud Print Compatible • Amazon Business $44.90 1 $44.90
LED String Lights 66ft 200 LEDs TaoTronics Dimmable Festival Decorative Lights for Seasonal Holiday, Complete Waterproof, UL Listed( Copper Wire Lights, Warm White ) • Amazon Business $17.99 2 $35.98
Seville Classics 10-Drawer Organizer Cart, Translucent Color-Coded • Amazon Business $35.15 1 $35.15
Post-it Pop-Up Notes, 18-Pads Cabinet Pack, 100 Sheets-Pad (R330-18CTCP) • Amazon Business $28.89 1 $28.89
Pacon Super Value Poster Board, 22"X28", White, 50 Sheets • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Sharpie Flip Chart Markers, Bullet Tip, Assorted Colors, 2 Packs of 8 Total of 16 Markers • Amazon Business $20.25 1 $20.25
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point (0.7mm), Assorted Colors, 24 Count • Amazon Business $20.02 1 $20.02
Sterilite 16249006 Medium Ultra Basket, Black Basket w/ Titanium Inserts, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Cinematic Light Box with 85 Letters ,A4 size Free Combination Cinema Light Box DIY LED Letter Lamp for Home Decor, Photoshoots, Birthday Party ,Christmas Gift( Extra 85 Emoji Signs ) • Amazon Business $19.96 1 $19.96
Canon PG-245 Black Cartridge, Compatible to MX492, MG3020, MG2920,MG2924, iP2820, MG2525 and MG2420 • Amazon Business $17.73 1 $17.73
AmazonBasics 6-Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip 2-Pack, 200 Joule - Black • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
XFasten Double Sided Tape Foam Mounting Tape, 1-Inch x 150-Inch (Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $10.97 1 $10.97
300 Cinema Light Box Letters, Lightbox Number, Symbols and Emojis for A4 Light Box • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Command Clear Mini Light Clips 45 Clips, 54 Strips (CL806-45NA) - Easy To Open Packaging • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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


2 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


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":"Port Aransas","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[4894781],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"TX","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3301118,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":70,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Hancock","authorIds":{"4894781":{"owner":"Ms. Hancock","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3301118],"proposalHash":"-1197042168","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21025239,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":4894781,"schoolCounty":"Nueces","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"TX","name":"Texas"}}