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Ms. Camacho from Paterson NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We WILL Learn to Read!!!

My students need a set of leveled books to be able to read independently.

  • $787 goal

This project expired on May 23, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students hail from diverse backgrounds, but many share a common thread - they live below the poverty level. By the time the morning bell rings, they've already faced obstacles. Some are homeless and hungry, others neglected by absentee parents. Most receive free breakfast and lunch. School is their haven, the one safe, structured environment where warmth and care are part of a daily routine. It's the place they are excited to spend their days and embrace new experiences. These children, ranging from ages 5 to 12, are just beginning a journey as lifelong learners. With some extra guidance and support, all are capable of achieving success.

My Project

Our school is on the outskirts of a high crime, high poverty city. Resources are slim. Aspirations are high and teachers here go the extra mile to provide high quality learning experiences, often digging deep into their own pockets. Recent budget cuts meant decreasing salaries, impacting the staff's ability to pick up the slack. Our school has a student population of more than 800 and just one set of leveled books for the building to use during reading groups. So often, the materials we need have been checked out by other teachers. A second set of books would would mean twice as many students receiving valuable literacy instruction, thus and paving the way for them to become independent readers.

Ms. Camacho
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 700 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LL610X - Nonfiction Leveled Books Classroom Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $629.00 1 $629.00

Materials cost

$629.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.44

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$668.44

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$117.96

Total project goal

$786.40

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$786.40

1 Donor

-$786.40

Donations toward project cost

-$668.44

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$117.96

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$0.00

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