This past school year, a few of my fellow coworkers got classroom donations from the website DonorsChoose. Since I have worked the from 4th through 7th grade, my classroom library is a disorganized mix of levels ranging from Junie B. Jones to The Outsiders. I realized that I needed some books for my up and coming 4th graders to use. I decided to give DonorsChoose a try just 2 days after I submitted my request I got $337.58 worth of 4th grade books donated to my class! Here is my post on the DonorsChoose website.
I will be getting these books delivered to my new school in September. All I have to do in response is send handwritten thank you, written by my students to each of my donors (5 letters per donor). In addition, I have to send a picture of the students using the materials that were donated. I have until November to send these items to DonorsChoose. That’s it! Two of my colleagues used this website and it worked! I saw their donated books first hand. I am excited to receive my boxes of books. I encourage you to try this out too. If you have any questions about the process just leave me a comment.