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.

  • $553 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Dumpit
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 5 donors
  • $0 still needed

We Want to Learn to Read! Please Help!

My students need 13 sets of books for a leveled library in order to practice and improve their reading skills. Each child needs to be able to choose books they can read in order to succeed.

My Students

Do you remember having books that you wanted to read but they were too hard? All you could do was to look at the pictures and wonder what it was about? My students need a leveled library where they can choose a book they can read, in order to practice and improve their reading skills.

My students are hard working first graders in a Title I school in a high poverty area in Northern California.

Over 50% of our population are second language learners and more than 60% of our population are on the free/reduced lunch program. Many families are single parent families and in families where both parents work, many hold more than one job. We are very limited in resources as we have been hurt by numerous federal, state and local budget cuts.

My Project

I am requesting a leveled library and teacher resources (desk name plates and reading line tracker) to help my students improve their reading skills. The entire library covers the reading levels from the very beginning reader (kindergarten level) to the expected reading level for the end of first grade. There are several books in each level and they are all stored in their own colorful, durable book bin. Teacher resources that I also requested are desk name plates to mark their current reading level and reading trackers that would help them focus on the exact line being read. These materials would help children be successful in that they would be choosing a book that they can read. They will not be frustrated by choosing a book that is too hard or not being challenged by choosing a book that is too easy! The desk name plates will be able to remind them what their current level is and the reading tracker will help them stay focused as they read. All will help in improving their reading.

My students come into first grade with a very wide range of reading abilities; some may only know their ABC's, some may know a few sight words, others can read at grade level and a few may even read above grade level.

My current library is composed of a variety of books which I have arranged by theme. Some may be about colors,animals or by author. Children can pick books out by their interest but they are not always able to read them. A leveled library would let students pick books that they can read.

Read More

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
JJ273 - Traditional Manuscript - Gr. 1-3 • Lakeshore Learning $6.99 1 $6.99
TT917 - Level G Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 - Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning $29.00 1 $29.00
DD851 - Beginner’s Reading Trackers - Set of 30 • Lakeshore Learning $14.95 2 $29.90
TT916 - Level F Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 - Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning $29.00 1 $29.00
TT915 - Level E Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 - Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning $26.00 1 $26.00
AA316 - Level I Book Bin - Gr. 1-2 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning $36.95 1 $36.95
AA309 - Level H Book Bin - Gr. 1-2 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning $38.95 1 $38.95
AA308 - Level G Book Bin - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning $36.95 1 $36.95
AA307 - Level F Book Bin - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning $33.95 1 $33.95
AA306 - Level E Book Bin - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning $32.95 1 $32.95
AA305 - Level D Book Bin - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning $31.95 1 $31.95
AA304 - Level C Book Bin - K-Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning $32.95 1 $32.95
AA303 - Level B Book Bin - K-Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning $31.95 1 $31.95

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


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

5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 65 students.

Project Activity

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
{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Daly City","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[245018],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":955329,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":65,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Dumpit","authorIds":{"245018":{"owner":"Mrs. Dumpit","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[955329],"proposalHash":"1294187400","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":149755,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MTY0MjQ0Mg==","MTU4NzU4NQ==","MTcwODg3MQ==","MTg0OTkzMQ==","MjQ1MDE4"],"teacherId":245018,"schoolCounty":"San Mateo","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}