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Mr. P. from New York NY is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Fitness Center Floor - The Foundation For A Healthy Future! Part 1

The cost of 55 interlocking rubber mat pieces which will be used to create a safe, cushioned floor, purchased from Sportime, Inc., is $2479, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $2,517 goal

This project expired on March 18, 2007.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

We would like to create a fitness center for our students. We are a small underfunded high school with limited athletic facilities. The student population we serve is largely overweight and inactive. In our fitness center, we will help students develop individual exercise and nutrition plans. In order to do this, we need carefully chosen equipment to maximize the space available. At present, we have a few benches but that is about all. We do not have any weights or bars. We would like to eventually buy some type of cardiovascular machine to help the students lose weight. Finally, the room that the school has provided us was formally a classroom, so for correct lifting and exercise safety techniques, we will need to install a rubber matted floor. This project will benefit our 350 students by providing a space within our school for them to exercise under the supervision of their teacher. I am a a first year physical education teacher who is responsible for working with the entire student body each semester. Park East High School is a small high school in East Harlem. We have long been considered an undesirable, failing high school, but over the last few years, the school has dramatically turned around. We are proud of our college enrollment rates and active school community.

Mr. P.
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 350 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ULTILOCK RUBBER MAT CORNER MFG:OGEI-CORNER BLACK • Sportime, Inc. $32.99 4 $131.96
ULTOLOCK RUBBER MAT EDGE MFG:OGEI-EDGE • Sportime, Inc. $32.99 24 $791.76
UTILOCK RUBBER MAT MIDDLE MFG:OGEI-MIDDLE BLACK • Sportime, Inc. $32.99 27 $890.73

Materials cost

$1,814.45

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$2,063.32

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$452.92

Total project goal

$2,516.24

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,516.24

4 Donors

-$600.00

Donations toward project cost

-$510.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$90.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$21.95

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$1,894.29

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