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Mrs. L. from El Paso TX is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Gloves to Help Conquer Drugs

My students need 10 softball gloves and 4 softballs for PE.

  • $519 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Help us keep these kids out of jail. We are the disciplinary program for our district. Most of our students have committed some crime that has placed them in our program. Most of them are into gangs and drugs. For many, we are their last chance before jail. I teach both the middle school and high school. I mainly teach math and social studies, but like all the rest of the teachers here, I also teach PE.

Even though we are expected to teach all subjects to six different grade levels, our program receives minimal funding. PE is the last of the subjects to receive money, but we are still expected to provide the class. One of the games that the students enjoy is softball. They love to play, but we don't have much in the way of equipment. We are expected to help these kids believe in themselves and turn their lives around, but there is just not enough money for what we need.

If we could provide the students with the gloves and balls, they would realize that somebody does care what happens to them. We can show them that they don't need the drugs and the gangs to make them feel like something. This program could really change lives.

You can save lives. With your donation, you will provide us with another way to work with and reach these kids. You will make it possible for some kid to believe that he can get away from the gang and drug lifestyle. You will show them that they are someone special. You can do all this with a simple donation of 10 softball gloves and 4 softballs. I implore you to make a difference in a child's life today.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Easton Neon Yellow 12" Easton Incrediball SoftStitch Softball • Cannon Sports, Inc. $6.45 4 $25.80
PREP FIELDER'S GLOVE-RIGHT HANDED • Cannon Sports, Inc. $34.75 10 $347.50

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