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Mrs. Nix from Utica NY is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat -- I Mean Bookcase!

Help me give my students another bookcase to shelf our growing classroom library!

  • $207 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in an urban, diverse school of 3,000+ students in the heart of Central New York. A typical classroom can have students from Myanmar, Somalia, Bosnia, and Belarus learning side-by-side with students who have never left the state. It makes for quite the interesting teaching and learning experience!

Our school is, even by our state's own calculations, drastically underfunded.

We are a refugee relocation city, and many of our students are the sons and daughters of newly arrived immigrants. Built for 2,000 students, it is incredibly overcrowded. Teachers share classrooms, and space is at a premium. All students do not have copies of their own textbooks and often do not have access to even the most basic of learning materials. Even still, my goal is to make my classroom a safe and versatile space where students can reach their fullest potential!

My Project

Over the past year, my students have been selecting books for me to request on DonorsChoose. We have been blessed with an ever-growing library (with five copies of each book) of diverse fiction and nonfiction that reflects the interests and situations of the students in our district.

We've outgrown our current bookcase and need another one!

This is, of course, wonderful news! I love that my students are reading -- even when they aren't assigned to do so. The librarians even came up to my classroom to check out our collection because students were raving about it! (Quite the compliment, I think!)

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

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 75 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Prepac Triple Width Wall Storage Cabinet, Black • Amazon Business $143.41 1 $143.41

Materials cost

$143.41

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.15

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$175.56

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$30.98

Total project goal

$206.54

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$206.54

1 Donor

-$206.54

Donations toward project cost

-$175.56

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.98

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$0.00

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