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Mrs. Gist from Clarksdale MS is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Rewards for Reading

Help me give my students plastic tumblers and vinyl for unique Book Bowl prizes.

  • $199 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I'm the librarian of a Title I high school in the heart of the Mississippi Delta. Our student population consists of tenth, eleventh, and twelfth-grade students. All of our student body receives free lunch. Many are reluctant readers who read more than two levels below grade level. However, despite the obstacles they face, our students are curious and motivated to learn. They just need more tools to encourage them to do so. They are incredibly creative and talented kids who are determined to make their mark in the world.

My Project

We have an annual Book Bowl for students who love reading. In a school with many reluctant readers, it is a joy to bring together a group that truly loves books. We struggle to adequately provide enough books for our students; extra money to provide prizes for our readers is just not available.

With the requested tumblers and vinyl, we can create easy prizes that our students will love.

We can use the tools in our library makerspace to cut the vinyl and affix the designs to the tumblers so our Book Bowl participants can have a tangible gift for their efforts. Of course, the true prize is the joy that comes from reading, but I feel that these tumblers would truly motivate and reward our students.

Mrs. Gist
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Double Wall Clear Plastic Tumblers • Dollar Tree $24.00 4 $96.00
Siser EasyPSV Glitter Permanent Self Adhesive Craft Vinyl 12" x 12" Sheets 3 Pack (Flame Red) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Brilliant Blue Glossy 12" x 10 Foot Roll of Oracal 651 Adhesive-Backed Vinyl for Craft Cutters, Punches and Vinyl Sign Cutters • Amazon Business $8.96 1 $8.96
ORACAL 651-12010-031-RED Permanent Vinyl, 12" x 10' • Amazon Business $8.15 1 $8.15

Materials cost

$123.10

Vendor shipping charges

$4.95

State sales tax

$8.62

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.85

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$168.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$29.74

Total project goal

$198.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$198.26

1 Donor

-$168.52

Donations toward project cost

-$168.52

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$29.74

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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