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 »
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.


Ms. Andriaccio from Kissimmee FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Rockin' the Classics!!!

My students need 20 copies of "The Gift of the Magi".

  • $324 goal

This project expired on March 21, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book." quoted anonymously. My struggle each day is to encourage 8th grade students, who have never been successful in reading, to find and ignite the imagination that lies within the covers of books.

The students I teach are in the 8th grade at a public school in one of the poorest districts in Florida.

Many of the students struggle with day-to-day tasks due to their ever changing home environment. Survival has become their number one priority. Books do not find a place in my students' lives because my students are frequently moving from place to place. I want to give my students the opportunity to read incredible pieces of literature and make connections to their life. I hope with each story we read, my students find a piece of themselves, and in that connection, a love for reading.

My Project

The Gift of the Magi is a beautiful story with an incredible lesson. My students face economic hardships everyday, most are homeless, living in motels, or multiple families to a single apartment. They cannot afford new supplies to begin the school year and their parents are unable to purchase Christmas gifts. Candlewick press has not only published an incredible piece of literature, but has done so with pictures. These pictures are essential for a greater understanding of the text for my students. With the donation of these books I will be able to teach not just a single element of literature, but many elements such as: theme, plot, characterization, and connections to life. I would also like my students to participate in a community service project in which they give something they have to offer to another person. We will brainstorm ideas on how people who have very little, can still make a significant impact in the life of someone else.

Please help provide a classical piece of literature, that will inspire reading and the glorious act of giving to another.

It's with your help that the classroom library can build shelves friendly to the students' reading levels. As Lesley Conger said, "The best of my education has come from the public tuition fee is a bus fare and once in a while, five cents a day for an overdue book. You don't need to know very much to start with, if you know the way to the public library."

Ms. Andriaccio
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all 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

14 donors14 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 90 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 Ms. Andriaccio is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Gift of the Magi • AKJ Books $11.83 20 $236.60

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


12 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Matching donations from our partners


Match offers toward project cost


Match offers 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":"Kissimmee","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[1025963],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"FL","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":644711,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":90,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Andriaccio","authorIds":{"1025963":{"owner":"Ms. Andriaccio","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[644711],"proposalHash":"1148287932","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":23,"teacherChallengeId":202395,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MTMwNjEwOQ==","MzIwMzg1","MTE1MzA1MQ==","NDIyNzE=","NDYxNzk=","MTE1MTcxMA==","OTgzMzIy","MzgwMjAx","MTIyOTQ3OQ==","MTAwNTAzNw==","MTAyNDkz","NTIwNzcz","NTE2MzAx","NjQ4ODM0"],"teacherId":1025963,"schoolCounty":"Osceola","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"FL","name":"Florida"}}