Monday, October 11, 2010

DonorsChoose NYC Education Drive: PS 163 is Looking for Books

The Mouse and the Motorcycle. Island of the Blue Dolphins. Hatchet. Catcher in the Rye.

What books do you remember reading in school? Solid reading and comprehension skills are an important part of success later on in life.

At PS 163, Ms. B is trying to get her students excited about reading in an environment where they are encouraged to do everything but read:
Ninety-nine percent of the students at my school live below the poverty line. Their parents work into the night and they baby-sit their younger brothers and sisters. They have a hard life, school should be a place where they can get some relief. Reading is one of those places where you can get that relief.
Ms. B is collecting funds through DonorsChoose to purchase new classics, such as the Harry Potter series, the Goosebumps series, and the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series to help excite a new generation of kids about reading. 

She only needs $82.00 to fund her project. You can help! Donate as little as $5.00 to help Ms. B and her class!

This project is a part of the DonorsChoose Science Bloggers for Students Challenge, which will run through Nov. 9th on Anthropology in Practice. While AiP's Education Drive is focused on NYC schools, feel free to donate to any school you would like to support. Click on the banner above or this link to view additional projects. Oh, and HP will match your donations!!


  1. From everyone here at, thank you so for supporting students through this challenge! What an awesome project to profile - every kid should have fun books to keep them excited about reading!

  2. I'm so pleased to be able to say that this project is funded, in part with support from fans of AiP!