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. Campbell from Oklahoma City OK is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Student Requested: Comfortable Space to Increase Literacy

My students need rugs and pillows for reading! They are uncomfortable on our hard floors, or in their old desks, and have requested more of their favorite books as well!

  • $415 goal

This project expired on February 6, 2016.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom is SO lively! A majority of my students are more than two grade levels behind in literacy. I have students who want to learn and make a difference for their future. Their dedication keeps me going! I would love for 90% to be proficient readers by the end of this school year!

My students are the biggest group of loving, caring, sweethearts you have ever met!

I know many teachers probably say the same about their kiddos, but these kiddos offer everything they have, despite having so little themselves. Our class is comprised of Latino (with one exception), inner-city children who come from varied backgrounds and hardships. Due to the awesome skill of being dual language learners, and some with parents who don't speak English, they struggle with being proficient readers or fully mastering either language. Our school is low income and we face the struggles that come with that. Low operating budgets, low/no funds for extras, and no full library or gym. However, what we do have our staff uses to our full advantage and come to work everyday to fight for these children and their education. I am teaching my children every day that we can be something different than what the outside world expects of us. I am amazed by these fourth graders' will to achieve every day!

My Project

I have created a unique setting for a fourth grade classroom. Our desks are arranged in a square around the room leaving a large open space in the middle. This allows for full class discussion and easy access as the teacher to all of my students. Our classroom is often found in lively discussions and these intuitive kids bring up a lot more than your everyday Math/Reading/Science! Recently, I began to talk to my students about why they moan so much when it's time to read independently for their small groups. FINALLY, after over nine weeks of school someone was willing to speak up! They don't have a comfortable spot to read! They do not like reading at their desks or on the hard old floors in our schools. I decided the open space in the middle of the desks would be the perfect safe space to create a comfortable and accessible reading area! My students are so excited about this idea and wanted it done today! Anything that encourages more reading in our classroom will be a great benefit!

As mentioned previously, a majority of my students are behind in reading.

As teachers we are supported by any idea that may help our students grow to be proficient readers. This space will provide a safe and comfortable space for these kids to read without judgment and provide more enjoyment for them as they press their limits daily! Giving my students a place they want for reading will encourage development and help improve their lives by producing literate scholars for years to come!

Mrs. Campbell
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of 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

6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 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. Campbell is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
MBIGM Super Soft Modern Area Rugs Living Room Carpet Bedroom Rug Solid Home Decorator Floor Rug and Carpets 4- Feet By 5- Feet Black • Amazon Business $40.99 2 $81.98
Shagalicious Bedrest, Turquoise • Amazon Business $35.63 2 $71.26
Brentwood Shagalicious Bedrest, Hot Pink • Amazon Business $24.99 2 $49.98
Shagalicious Bedrest, Lime • Amazon Business $24.99 2 $49.98
Freckle Juice • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul • Amazon Business $8.58 1 $8.58
Rodrick Rules (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 2) • Amazon Business $8.37 1 $8.37
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
The Chocolate Touch • Amazon Business $3.66 1 $3.66

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


4 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


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":"Oklahoma City","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[3208747],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"OK","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":1741007,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":20,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Campbell","authorIds":{"3208747":{"owner":"Mrs. Campbell","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[1741007],"proposalHash":"-955826182","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20666979,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MzIxODYxMQ==","Mjk5OTc5Nw==","MzIxNjY2NQ==","MzIyMjczMg==","Mjk2Nzg4Mg==","MzIyMDMyMA=="],"teacherId":3208747,"schoolCounty":"Oklahoma","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"OK","name":"Oklahoma"}}