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Ms. B. from New York NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Volleyball Anyone?

My students need 15 pairs of knee pads, 5 volleyballs and 1 Giant Volleyball.

  • $661 goal

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I teach amazing young adolescents who have needs beyond your imagination. We are 99% free lunch, 33% English as a Second Language (ESL), 50% current or former ESL, nearly 1/3 with special needs. As a public school, our job is challenging but as you will see, we go above and beyond to build success in our middle school students.

Politicians cut our resources and we depend on you to replenish them. Right or wrong, we do what we have to do. Many times we dig into our own pockets for thousands of dollars for supplies for our students. Our community is impoverished so we can't rely on its financial support. My students love their volleyball activity so much that they arrive at school at 7 am. to participate. One problem...we need equipment! This is where I have to rely on your help...please!!

In order to play volleyball, well, you need volleyballs! To learn appropriate techniques with limited injury, we need safety equipment and in this case, we need knee pads. Simple, right? Volleyballs and knee pads! This program builds self-esteem and confidence in young girls who are raised in cultures where women are less than equal to their male counterparts. My students are willing to arrive at 7 am. to practice volleyball, learn the skills, exercise, and participate in a program that validates their sense of self. The reward is a fun game of volleyball against the staff at the end of the year...the girls live for this game. Please help us.

Changing lives can be so simple. I have been using for 4 years now and I have watched my students' eyes light up on many occasions when the packages arrive. Your donation can make a difference. Maybe you can relate to how important organized sports are, maybe you can relate to the battle against childhood obesity, maybe you can appreciate a little friendly competition or learning an athletic skill. However you can relate, please reach out to my students and provide them with a life changing opportunity that without your support, they may not get. Thank you in advance for caring about our community and reaching out to my girls!

Ms. B.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Giant Balls - Volleyball • Sportime, Inc. $72.99 1 $72.99
Mikasa Competition Knee Pads (White) • Sportime, Inc. $17.99 15 $269.85
Velvet-Touch Ultimax-3 Volleyball • Sportime, Inc. $26.99 5 $134.95

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