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Ms. Epp from Kalamazoo MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Joy of Reading at Home!

Help me give my students the joy of reading by building their at home library!

  • $226 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students rise to their learning goal each day because they have learned to believe in themselves, one another and our classroom family. I am a Kindergarten teacher at a high poverty Title I school. Many of my students come from hardships. Many get ready for the day on their own, get themselves to school as well as siblings. Despite having to take on adult roles, when each student enters my room he/she becomes a kid again. They thrive through talk and discussion, absorb knowledge through read alouds, celebrate one another in math, writing, and everyday life. My students rise to the standards I give from them. They rise higher than society many have initially felt they could. Your donations to my classroom will remind them of the endless power and possibilities they have with an education.

My Project

By donating to this project, donors share the love for reading and the power of books beyond the classroom. I teach at a Title I school and many students are experiencing high poverty. Due to this poverty items beyond basic needs are not thought of or met unless resources are available at school or the classroom. Support of this project will ensure students receive one book each month (for the remainder of the school year) to take home, keep, enjoy, and build their home library.

Many of my students don’t have access to books at their homes so gifting them with books that they can call their own is a precious gift.

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

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 18 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Classroom Library Must-Haves: Grades K-1 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $75.00 1 $75.00
Best of Grades K-1 Picture Books Pack (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $70.00 1 $70.00

Materials cost

$145.00

Vendor shipping charges

$14.50

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.18

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$191.68

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$33.83

Total project goal

$225.51

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$225.51

1 Donor

-$225.51

Donations toward project cost

-$191.68

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.83

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$0.00

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