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. Darnell from Artesia NM is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Revamped Reading Area

Help me give my students a bookshelf that is easily accessible and fun to use.

  • $572 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a first year teacher in Artesia, NM. I will be teaching 1st grade and I am very excited to meet my incoming students and get to teach them! School starts in August, but I know that I'll have roughly 23 students. The school I am at is Title I, which means that at least 35% of the students need free or reduced-price lunch.

Although I haven't met my students, I am so excited to teach them and know I will love them.

The student body is mostly made up of children who are within walking distance to the school. The population of the school is 500 and the cities population is 11,000. Kindergarten is contained in another building so first grade is the beginning grade at the school. It’s a transition year for my kids and they need materials and resources to make it easier.

I have been moving my classroom stuff from my garage in ABQ, NM to Artesia, NM the past couple weeks. I am excited to create and learning space that is easily accessible and engaging. Since I am a first year teacher, I don't have the classroom furniture I'd like quite yet.

My Project

This shelf will allow me to display all of the fun and educational books I have in my room in a neat and organized way.

I have quite a vast selection of books and would love to organize them in a way so that the kids would know what genre the books fall under, will allow access to the books with ease, and for them to keep the books organized.

It has wheels and can easily move the shelves around. They will also be the center of the reading area and allow kids access to these books for reading time and give the students more opportunities to see high-frequency words and more academic language.

Mrs. Darnell
Grades PreK-2
More than a third 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

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 Mrs. Darnell is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
JJ676 - Classic Birch Mobile Book Organizer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $449.00 1 $449.00

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


7 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":"Artesia","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[6518847],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NM","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":4204950,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":24,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Darnell","authorIds":{"6518847":{"owner":"Mrs. Darnell","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4204950],"proposalHash":"-572741580","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":",2400,x0,y528&width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1562028593294","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21411485,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NjUyMjI3Nw==","NjUxOTY5NQ==","NjUxOTQ5MQ==","NjUxOTU3NQ==","NjQwNDA1Mw==","NjUyMjE5NA==","NjUyMjMxMA==","NjUxODg0Nw=="],"teacherId":6518847,"schoolCounty":"Eddy","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NM","name":"New Mexico"}}