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Ms. Bogie from El Cerrito CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Spruce up the Library for Back to School!

My students need new bean bag chairs, a book shelf and project supplies to spruce up the library.

  • $678 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The library is unlike any other room in the school. Students are welcomed with bean bag chairs, soft carpets, fun magazines to read, computers to use, and of course lots and lots of books.

My students are hard-working, inquisitive, and want to succeed.

They use the library frequently and know that it's a place to come for school work and to relax. Students at this school come from very diverse backgrounds. They are racially and socio-economically diverse. There are many languages spoken here, and students of many different abilities.

My Project

The library has had the same eight beanbag chairs for four years, and they are actively used for 180 school days every year. That's 720 days of bean bag use by 550 middle school students! Some of the bean bags are tearing and although they've been repaired, I would like to replace them with nice new beanbags. Students have proposed a "take a book, leave a book" book exchange shelf for the library and they will be managing this project. The bookshelf will fit in the place that I have cleared in the room. The bookmarks, markers, origami paper, paper roll, and mod podge will be part of craft activity workshops in the library this year. Our school doesn't have an art class and students enjoy coming to the library to do book-related crafts, and help prepare library displays. The supplies will be used for these workshops and activities.

Our school library is a sanctuary for many students.

They come to take a break, find a quiet spot, express their creative side, and get support from a trusted adult. I want them to see that the space is refreshed and that they matter enough to have nice materials and activities. A safe, respectful, and fun library program builds school community and encourages students to access library resources for their academic work as well.

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Ms. Bogie
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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14 donors14 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 525 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Comfort Research Classic Vinyl Bean Bag,Ruby Red • Amazon $61.05 3 $183.15
Comfort Research Classic Vinyl Bean Bag, Purple • Amazon $49.99 3 $149.97
South Shore Axess Collection 4-Shelf Bookcase, Pure White • Amazon $54.49 1 $54.49
Boardwalk KFT3640765 Kraft Paper, 36" x 765ft, Brown • Amazon $35.61 1 $35.61
Pro Art Bullet Point Marker Set, 100-Pack • Amazon $23.99 1 $23.99
100 Assorted Classic Bookmark Tassels • Amazon $16.00 1 $16.00
Plaid CS11203 Mod Podge All-in-1 Glue Set, 32-Ounce, Gloss • Amazon $12.28 1 $12.28
Washi Origami - 360 Sheet Assortment • Amazon $10.49 1 $10.49
Assorted Bright Bookmarks (Pack of 100) • Amazon $7.51 1 $7.51

Materials cost

$493.49

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$45.15

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.40

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$576.04

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$101.65

Total project goal

$677.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$677.69

13 Donors

-$492.11

Donations toward project cost

-$427.29

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$64.82

match offer

-$175.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$148.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.58

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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