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 »
Menu
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. Gaiter from Tujunga CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Remembering the Past; Lessons For the Future

Help me give my students a wonderful book to read that will teach them about the civil rights movement and how everyone can make a difference to make the world a better place.

  • $297 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are 21st century learners who are eager to use all of the technology available to them! I teach 30 curious fourth grade scientists in a small, Title I school that has an amazing and supportive principal.

My students are eager to learn and their brains are sponges that absorb any and all information given to them.

Everything is a potential investigation or experiment to them, so I strive to provide my students with as many learning and project-based opportunities as possible. I constantly enhance the school curriculum and students' intrinsic motivation to learn more by infusing STEM correlations whenever possible.

Because of our small school size, funding levels are not as high as other schools in our area. Grants and projects like this one become an integral part of how I obtain resources to supplement learning experiences. I truly believe that the future lies in our children. They have virtually unlimited potential, and my job is to enable them to reach it.

My Project

I don't wait until Black History Month to teach my students about the important contributions African Americans have made, and continue to make in our society. Throughout the year, we read about people from different cultures and walks of life. I always strive to teach them about historical figures from the past as well as those who are living today. That is why I am requesting a class set of "A Ride to Remember" for my students.

The past meets the present in this wonderful true story!

By reading this book, my students will learn about how a small child can and did make a big difference in the world, and perhaps inspire them to do the same.

Read More
Mrs. Gaiter
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of 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

7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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. Gaiter is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Ride to Remember: A Civil Rights Story • Amazon Business $13.39 15 $200.85

Materials cost

$200.85

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$18.38

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.01

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$252.24

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$44.51

Total project goal

$296.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$296.75

7 Donors

-$260.64

Donations toward project cost

-$252.24

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.40

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$36.11

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Tujunga","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[1855982],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":4712982,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":4,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/remembering-the-past-lessons-for-the-fu/4712982/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":30,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Gaiter","authorIds":{"1855982":{"owner":"Mrs. Gaiter","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4712982],"proposalHash":"-1640775474","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp1855982_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1463606119919","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":295970,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":{"completingDonationAmount":1317,"proposalURL":"project/learning-at-a-distance-pt-1/5002918/","proposalTitle":"Learning at a Distance, Pt. 1","proposalId":5002918},"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MjI2Mjgy","MTg1NTk4Mg==","NDA1NTU2MQ==","MzM2MDEwNQ==","NTkxMDI2MQ==","MTE3OTc4OA==","NjU5NzM1MA=="],"teacherId":1855982,"schoolCounty":"Los Angeles","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}