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Mrs. Grelis from Philadelphia PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Need Books For A New Library!

My students need lots of books for a new high school library.

  • $673 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our high school is a small school with big school ambitions. The educators are continuously striving to make themselves better for the wonderful students who attend here. My students are English language learners who are recent immigrants to the United States. Many of my students have experienced interrupted schooling due to war or natural disaster. My students are very eager to learn everything they can to make up for their lost learning time.

If I can provide them the necessary materials to catch up to their peers, my students will shine brightly.

We need to show these students that we care and will do our best to help them in the classroom and in their new country.

My Project

Can you imagine a high school without a library? Our school is small but mighty. Our principal is making a new school library a priority for the end of this school year, with hopes of having it completely ready for September.

In 1965, President Lyndon Baines Johnson said, “Education is the only valid passport from poverty....we bridge the gap between helplessness and hope for more than five million educationally deprived children.

We put into the hands of our youth more than 30 million new books and into many of our schools their first libraries.”

Even in this age of technology, we need a library to make our school even better and help our students succeed.

Mrs. Grelis
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bluford Series 20-Book Boxed Set (Books 1-20) • Amazon Business $74.95 1 $74.95
La Casa En Mango Street (The House On Mango Street) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $18.04 1 $18.04
Lord of the Flies • Amazon Business $8.89 2 $17.78
Educated: A Memoir • Amazon Business $16.80 1 $16.80
The Poet X • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
It: A Novel • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
The Shining • Amazon Business $13.47 1 $13.47
The Glass Castle: A Memoir • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Brave New World • Amazon Business $12.92 1 $12.92
We Are Okay • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Color Purple • Amazon Business $12.31 1 $12.31
Fahrenheit 451 • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Caraval • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
Strange the Dreamer • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
A Raisin in the Sun (Thirtieth Anniversary Edition) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Catch-22: 50th Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $10.72 1 $10.72
The Great Gatsby • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
The Book Thief • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
The Crucible: A Play in Four Acts • Amazon Business $10.20 1 $10.20
Wonder • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
The Perks of Being a Wallflower • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
A Clockwork Orange • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
To Kill a Mockingbird • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Bang! • Amazon Business $8.88 1 $8.88
What Light • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Animal farm: A Fairy Story • Amazon Business $8.31 1 $8.31
Of Mice and Men • Amazon Business $8.18 1 $8.18
The Night Trilogy: Night, Dawn, Day • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Out of My Mind • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The First Part Last • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
The Picture of Dorian Gray (Modern Library Classics) • Amazon Business $7.51 1 $7.51
Shooter • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Fish in a Tree • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone • Amazon Business $7.05 1 $7.05
The Picture of Dorian Gray • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Monster: A Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
You Don't Even Know Me: Stories and Poems About Boys • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Who Am I Without Him?: Short Stories About Girls and the Boys in Their Lives • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl • Amazon Business $6.97 1 $6.97
The Skin I'm In • Amazon Business $6.76 1 $6.76
The House on Mango Street • Amazon Business $6.75 1 $6.75
The Catcher in the Rye • Amazon Business $6.19 1 $6.19
1984 (Signet Classics) • Amazon Business $6.18 1 $6.18
Romiette and Julio • Amazon Business $5.98 1 $5.98
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
The Impossible Knife of Memory • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
Tears of a Tiger • Amazon Business $4.83 1 $4.83
The Scarlet Letter (Clydesdale Classics) • Amazon Business $3.50 1 $3.50
Monster • Amazon Business $3.38 1 $3.38

Materials cost

$533.62

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$571.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$100.87

Total project goal

$672.49

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$672.49

12 Donors

-$609.26

Donations toward project cost

-$529.12

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$80.14

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.23

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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