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

Ms. Perkins from Richmond VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Saying NO to the Summer Reading Slide

Help me give my students books to read over the summer so that they can continue to build the literacy skills that we have been developing all year.

  • $495 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The K-1 students that I work with are absolutely amazing! The students are like sponges, they soak up every bit of learning. Additionally, the Swansboro team has made it our mission to ensure effective practices and resources are put into place to propel student learning by enhancing the reading levels and reading ability of our students.

Although the students have made great strides in developing and enhancing their reading skills, we still have a ways to go and we do not want the summer reading slide to curtail the progress that the students have made .

My Project

The K-1 students at Swansboro will participate in our school's summer reading program. The summer reading program will create a partnership between the home and the school to ensure that students' progress is not hindered over the summer months. Additionally, we want to make sure that we are promoting literacy rich homes.

The summer reading program will allow students to participate in literacy activities, that involve reading, writing, speaking and listening, at home and during our summer reading workshops at school.

The Swansboro team has constructed great projects for the students to complete, and will be opening up our school for a few parent/student workshops in order to assist students with understanding and completing the activities.

Ms. Perkins
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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

5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 175 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. Perkins is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Best of Grades K-1 Picture Books Pack (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $70.00 5 $350.00

Materials cost

$350.00

Vendor shipping charges

$35.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.25

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$420.25

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$74.16

Total project goal

$494.41

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$494.41

5 Donors

-$494.41

Donations toward project cost

-$420.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$74.16

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":"Richmond","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[5965108],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"VA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":4112979,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/saying-no-to-the-summer-reading-slide/4112979/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":175,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Perkins","authorIds":{"5965108":{"owner":"Ms. Perkins","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4112979],"proposalHash":"1536301068","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/orig/tp5965108_orig.jpg?crop=1384,1384,x117,y502&width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1557332170377","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21295847,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":5965108,"schoolCounty":"Richmond City","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"VA","name":"Virginia"}}