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Ms. Haggard from Hildale UT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Pillows and Books

Help me give my students books for the reading pillows they make, thanks.

  • $672 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to reach the age of 12-16 before receiving any type of formal education? This is the reality for most of my students who live in a very rural community. Most were home-schooled until about 6 years ago. Home schooling for many of them meant doing chores mixed with some learning. Because families are large, sometimes with 15 or more children, resources were used on basic needs. Reading and owning their own books was not a luxury they could afford.

Since being able to attend public school, most of my students have developed a love of learning and a desire to help their younger siblings.

They recognize the value of learning to read at a young age. While we have an excellent school library, many students want books of their own. With your help, they will be able to fulfill that dream for our kindergartners, one child at a time. Please help them make those dreams come true.

My Project

Last year was the first year my sewing class made reading pillows for the kindergartners. It was a fabulous success. Many students expressed how excited they were to be able to make something for someone else. Just recently I received a picture from a first grader showing her with her reading pillow. Many parents still thank me for sending their child home with such a wonderful gift.

My school has been very generous to provide the fabric to make the pillows but obtaining books is a different story.

It would mean the world to us to have donors who value literacy help us complete this project. Not only will my student be improving their sewing skills, but they will continue to support literacy in the youngest grades.

Our two schools (elementary and high school) are populated by large families with limited financial resources. Being able to give back to the community, even if is is one kindergartner at at time, has made a big difference in the lives of the givers as wells as the recipients. We are so thankful for any assistance that can be provided to help complete this project.

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Ms. Haggard
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 55 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pete the Cat (6 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $51.58 1 $51.58
Leo Lionni (6 Books) • AKJ Education $35.87 1 $35.87
Robert Munsch (4 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $20.05 1 $20.05
The Very Hungry Caterpillar • AKJ Education $16.05 1 $16.05
The Three Billy Goats Gruff • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Oskar and the Eight Blessings • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Owen • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
If I Ran the Circus • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
If I Ran the Zoo • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Lilly's Big Day and Other Stories CD • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
It's Me! • AKJ Education $7.77 1 $7.77
Ten Apples up on Top! • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
And Tango Makes Three • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
From Head to Toe • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? 25th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Toytown Fire Engine • AKJ Education $6.02 1 $6.02
"Slowly, Slowly, Slowly," said the Sloth • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Sheila Rae, the Brave • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Wemberly Worried • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Inch by Inch • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
An Extraordinary Egg • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Alphabet Tree • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
1, 2, 3 to the Zoo • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Mixed-Up Chameleon • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
My Friend Rabbit • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Tiny Seed • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Frederick • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Have You Seen My Cat? A Slide-and-Peek Board Book • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Grouchy Ladybug • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Have You Seen My Cat? • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Do You Want to Be My Friend? • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too? • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Chrysanthemum • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Small as an Elephant • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Jessica • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
A Weekend with Wendell • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Edward the Emu • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Cinder Edna • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Paper Bag Princess • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Stephanie's Ponytail • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Trust Me, Jack's Beanstalk Stinks! • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Paco's Garden • AKJ Education $4.38 1 $4.38
Tricky Rabbit • AKJ Education $4.38 1 $4.38
No Dogs Allowed • AKJ Education $4.38 1 $4.38
Fox • AKJ Education $4.38 1 $4.38
My Bug Box • AKJ Education $4.38 1 $4.38
Goha and His Donkey • AKJ Education $4.38 1 $4.38
The Hungry Sea Star • AKJ Education $4.38 1 $4.38
The Artist • AKJ Education $4.38 1 $4.38
Pigs Peek • AKJ Education $4.38 1 $4.38
I Went to the Beach • AKJ Education $4.38 1 $4.38
Animals in Winter • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
It's Disgusting and We Ate It! • AKJ Education $4.20 1 $4.20
Little Puffer Fish • AKJ Education $4.20 1 $4.20
My Dog Fuzzy • AKJ Education $4.20 1 $4.20
Goodbye, Goose • AKJ Education $4.20 1 $4.20
Sea Lights • AKJ Education $4.20 1 $4.20
Pancakes for Breakfast (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $4.20 1 $4.20
Old Bumpy Alligator • AKJ Education $4.20 1 $4.20
Have You Seen My Cat? • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
The Greedy Python • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Marley • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Marley: Marley and the Runaway Pumpkin • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Marley: Marley's Big Adventure • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Penny and Her Doll • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Dolphins! • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Katie Did It • AKJ Education $3.61 1 $3.61
When I Get Bigger (Little Critter) • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Franklin and Otter's Visit • AKJ Education $2.38 1 $2.38
Richard Scarry's Postman Pig and His Busy Neighbors • AKJ Education $2.00 1 $2.00
Porkchop's Halloween • AKJ Education $1.00 1 $1.00

Materials cost

$532.87

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.99

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$570.86

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$100.74

Total project goal

$671.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$671.60

3 Donors

-$471.60

Donations toward project cost

-$400.86

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$70.74

Matching donations from our partners

-$200.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$170.00

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.00

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$0.00

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