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Mr. H. from Biloxi MS is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Rebuilding Our Library After Katrina-Part Two

The cost of various biographies from Follett Library Resources is $479, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $479 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

We were very happily settled in our new school. It was to be our second year in our beautiful new school, and we were very happy. We went home for the weekend on Friday, August 26th, and our lives were changed forever. The school took six feet of water. There was some structural damage. I was talking to a librarian at our public library about how much work I would have just to process the replacements, and as I turned to leave I remembered, "I don't even have a rubber stamp!" I have a rubber stamp now. Our library collection contained 13,000 books. It was a beautiful collection, lovingly collected and enriched over the eight years I've been with this school. Everything was either destroyed by the water directly or by the ensuing mildew which followed the water and mud. People all over the United States have been very thoughtful and generous, especially of paperbacks. In order to meet our students' and teachers' needs, we will need a wide range of books. I have had to search my mind to think of what specific topics are continually requested of the library year after year. The fifth grade team at our school always does a unit on inventors and inventions. This year when they come to our new library I don't want them to be disappointed. In this proposal I am asking for biographies of famous inventors. These books will enrich the students' curriculum and serve as a resource for our teachers. I have also included Black inventors in this request. This will serve to enrich the multicultural aspects of our library, and hopefully serve as an inspiration for our students. These books will us build a well balanced library collection! Thanks you so much for your consideration and your thoughtfulness.

Mr. H.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AFRICAN-AMERICAN INVENTORS • Follett Library Resources $21.20 1 $21.20
AFRICAN-AMERICAN INVENTORS III • Follett Library Resources $17.95 1 $17.95
AFRICAN-AMERICAN INVENTORS II • Follett Library Resources $17.95 1 $17.95
HENRY FORD • Follett Library Resources $15.95 1 $15.95
THOMAS EDISON • Follett Library Resources $15.95 1 $15.95
WRIGHT BROTHERS • Follett Library Resources $15.95 1 $15.95
ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL • Follett Library Resources $15.95 1 $15.95
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN • Follett Library Resources $15.95 1 $15.95
GEORGE EASTMAN • Follett Library Resources $15.95 1 $15.95
MARIE CURIE • Follett Library Resources $14.95 1 $14.95
ROBERT FULTON • Follett Library Resources $14.95 1 $14.95
ROBERT GODDARD • Follett Library Resources $14.95 1 $14.95
THE INVENTIONS OF ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL • Follett Library Resources $14.95 1 $14.95
THE INVENTIONS OF AMANDA JONES • Follett Library Resources $14.95 1 $14.95
THE INVENTIONS OF ELI WHITNEY • Follett Library Resources $14.95 1 $14.95
THE INVENTIONS OF GRANVILLE WOODS • Follett Library Resources $14.95 1 $14.95
THE INVENTIONS OF MARTHA COSTON • Follett Library Resources $14.95 1 $14.95
THE INVENTIONS OF THOMAS ALVA EDISON • Follett Library Resources $14.95 1 $14.95
LOUIS DAGUERRE • Follett Library Resources $14.95 1 $14.95
JONAS SALK • Follett Library Resources $14.95 1 $14.95
ALBERT EINSTEIN • Follett Library Resources $14.95 1 $14.95

Materials cost

$332.20

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$392.58

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$86.18

Total project goal

$478.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$478.76

2 Donors

-$454.84

Donations toward project cost

-$393.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$61.34

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$25.04

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$0.00

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