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 »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

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.

See this teacher's page

Mrs. Fortuno from Henderson NV is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Watch Me Read!

Help me give my students the books they need to get them reading books; books that are at their level and will help them build their skills and confidence.

  • $236 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Every student has a personality and will learn differently. It is up to me, as a teacher, to help develop the learning and inquisitive nature of each individual student in my classroom. Having tools and supplies to teach organization and independence in kindergarten helps get these little thinkers off on the right path. Once they are organized and independent, I can focus on overwhelmingly satisfying their intellectual needs and curiosity about the world.

My students are imaginative, ingenious and very impromptu.

They appreciate activities that involve movement, they love to explore reading and desire lots of positive attention. They have questions that need answers and desire to discover those answers on their own. The sky is the limit for these young minds. Together we focus on their potential. I choose to create an environment where they will feel safe and encouraged to explore knowledge. It is my desire to inspire each student to reach for the stars on their academic journey to excellence.

My Project

My kindergartners want to read, yet some of them are just starting off with blending sounds together. Our current classroom library is not very big and many of the books are too high for my beginning readers. These books are just their level and many of them will allow them to use the skills we practice in class with blending sounds to read words. Having these books will help build the foundation they need to begin reading on their own and build the confidence to keep going.

By giving to this project, you are placing needed books into the hands of these young, eager, readers, giving them the gift of literacy.

You are creating the great foundation they need to be successful in all they do. Reading will take them anywhere they want to go!

My students know the power of YET and they know although they may not be reading fluently yet, with these books, they have the opportunity to reach that goal.

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

4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

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. Fortuno is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Early Literacy Skills Books - Set of 5 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $33.26 1 $33.26
Phonics Readers Books - Set of 5 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $33.26 1 $33.26
Series Sampler - Fly Guy (5 Books) • AKJ Education $23.91 1 $23.91
Favorite Author Study - Crosby Bonsall (5 Books) • AKJ Education $18.67 1 $18.67
Series Sampler - Puppy Mudge (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $18.67 1 $18.67
Series Sampler - Little Critter (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $14.93 1 $14.93
Biscuit • AKJ Education $3.49 3 $10.47
Scholastic Reader Level 2: More Spaghetti, I Say! • AKJ Education $2.79 1 $2.79

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


3 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer 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":"Henderson","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[310784],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NV","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":4703790,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":2,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":true,"numStudents":25,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Fortuno","authorIds":{"310784":{"owner":"Mrs. Fortuno","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4703790],"proposalHash":"250620670","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":94868,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":{"completingDonationAmount":266,"proposalURL":"project/the-organized-classroom/5538614/","proposalTitle":"The Organized Classroom","proposalId":5538614},"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":310784,"schoolCounty":"Clark","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NV","name":"Nevada"}}