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.


Mrs. Castronovo from New York NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Science Library

My students need 13 books about space and water.

  • $151 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

After having successfully introduced World Space Week at my school, I found the need to offer books about Space to my students. My school is a K-8 school in New York. It is a school of choice open to children who are zoned to district 3 serving students from diverse backgrounds, cultures and physical abilities. My school is an empowerment school as well as a mentor for the DOE collaborative community.

World Space Week brought a lot of interest to learn more about the space, the solar system, and the earth. Since we do not have a school library, and this is a new topic of interest among my students, I need to offer books that fulfill their curiosity. The books I am asking for are to be shared among classrooms.

Having shared science books will help students at our school also share in the excitement of learning. Reading about space will help to make this obscure topic seem closer, and more accessible. But since I am also teaching a whole unit on water and its importance for life in our planet, this books will give us the opportunity to connect both topics by comparing the planet earth with other planets in the solar system. That is why I need books about space and about water, to give my students the opportunity to research, find facts, and make connections.

With your help my students will not only learn about Space but also understand why water is vital and why we need to take care of it. Moreover, you can make it possible for the students at our school to have a shared science library!

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

1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 300 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. Castronovo is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mars Steven L. Kipp • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon Catherine Thimmesh • Barnes and Noble $15.96 1 $15.96
Destination: Space Seymour Simon • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
The Adventures of Sojourner: The Mission to Mars That Thrilled the World Susi Trautmann Wunsch, Fpl (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
11 Planets: A New View of the Solar System David A. Aguilar, David A. Aguilar (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.56 1 $13.56
Space Carole Stott, Simon Holland, Mary Ling (Editor), Simon Holland (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $8.79 1 $8.79
Space Facts (DK Pockets Series) DK Publishing, Clint Twist, Designed by Sarah Crouch, Ian Ridpath • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
1000 Facts on Space John Farndon • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Why Should I Save Water? Jen Green, Wendy (Editor), Mike Gordon (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
A Cool Drink of Water Barbara Kerley • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Water Everywhere Jill Atkins, Manufactured by DK Publishing • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Water Alice K. Flanagan • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Water Power Tea Benduhn • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35

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


1 Donor


Donations toward project cost


Donations 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":"New York City","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[322315],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NY","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":321850,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":300,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Castronovo","authorIds":{"322315":{"owner":"Mrs. Castronovo","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[321850],"proposalHash":"-974027356","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":130050,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NDAwODE5"],"teacherId":322315,"schoolCounty":"New York (Manhattan)","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NY","name":"New York"}}