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. Borders from Dade City FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

To Kill A Mockingbird - 8th Grade Gifted Project

My students need quality literature such as To Kill a Mockingbird to challenge and stimulate their gifted intellect. I hope they will remember this book forever.

  • $302 goal

This project expired on January 16, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I still remember the first time I read To Kill a Mockingbird and the lessons I learned from it, and my desire is to give this opportunity to a new generation of students.

I teach gifted students who have a desire to learn and be challenged.

These kids are warm, funny, caring, and crave new knowledge and experiences. My school is located in a small town in Florida, and I think my kids could benefit from the lessons taught in this modern classic.

My Project

A class set of To Kill a Mockingbird will make it possible for every student to have a novel in their hands. Since I teach accelerated students, this means that my kids will be able to read the book at home and come in the next day ready to use the material for discussion and project purposes. Having these books means that my kids can spend time in class learning about the literary features and themes of the novel rather than spending days in class reading. Beyond basic literary elements such as plot and character, this novel is full of symbolism, and is the perfect platform for teaching about the Civil Rights movement in America. The book is so rich that I could literally spend 9 weeks exploring it with my students.

I hope that by teaching this book to my students, I will not only impact their intellectual abilities, but the way they view the world as well.

This book remains one of my most treasured reads.

Mrs. Borders
Grades 6-8
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 35 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. Borders is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
To Kill a Mockingbird (Mass) • AKJ Books $6.23 35 $218.05

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


6 Donors


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":"Dade City","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[1030991],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"FL","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":616300,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":35,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Borders","authorIds":{"1030991":{"owner":"Mrs. Borders","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[616300],"proposalHash":"1779731292","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":188854,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["Njc4Nzc0","MzQ4NTk0","MTA1NzgzMg==","MTA1NTYzNg==","OTEyMTY4","MTA1ODkxNQ=="],"teacherId":1030991,"schoolCounty":"Pasco","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"FL","name":"Florida"}}