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Ms. Boepple from Mesquite TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Safe Place to Play

Help me give my students fun and engaging games to play in our classrooms, common areas, and courtyard before school, during lunch, and after school.

  • $502 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our middle school is a brand new campus in a high-poverty area, serving over 1,250 students in grades 6 through 8. Over 88% of our students participate in the free or reduced-price lunch program. Our campus was created by combining students from two different middle schools and pulling up the 6th graders onto our campus from our four feeder elementary campuses. We are creating a new sense of family and community and serving a diverse population of students.

Staff and students value Family, Integrity, Respect, Strength, and Teamwork.

We create engaging learning environments that foster positive relationships and develop growth mindsets. We allow students to infuse technology in everything they do. We seek to build digital citizenship and responsibility in our students with what they create and share out into our digital world. Our students are caring, curious, creative, and love to work together in teams. They care about leaving a positive impression and the older students serve as role models to our younger 6th graders. We truly have the best students who deserve the very best!

My Project

Many of our students do not have a safe place to play in their neighborhoods or do not have the games they want to play. With your help we can give students a safe, fun, and engaging place they will want to go during their downtime while on campus. We would like to give our students games for the courtyard, lunchroom, library, and classrooms.

Having a safe place for students to hang out with their peers, play, and socialize is important for healthy social/emotional development.

Many students arrive about one hour before school, and many stay after school, and we want to give them fun activities and games to play with classmates while they wait.

Please help provide our students with fun and engaging games to play in our classrooms, courtyard and common areas before school, during lunch, and after school. Games like giant Connect 4, cornhole, bucketball, ring toss, ladder game, and giant Jenga will let students play games to develop teamwork and good sportsmanship.

Ms. Boepple
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Yard Games Giant 4 Connect in a Row • Amazon Business $89.99 1 $89.99
RYG Giant Wooden Toppling Tower, Large Tumbling Timbers Blocks, Wood Stacking Yard Game Jumbo Backyard Set with Carrying Case • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
BULZiBUCKET Beach, Tailgate, Camping, & Yard Game Indoor/Outdoor by Kid Agains • Amazon Business $59.95 1 $59.95
Bucket Ball - Beach Edition Starter Pack - Ultimate Beach, Pool, Yard, Camping, Tailgate, BBQ, Lawn, Water, Indoor, Outdoor Game – Best Gift Toy for Adults, Boys, Girls, Teens, Family • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
GoSports Portable PVC Framed Cornhole Toss Game Set with 8 Bean Bags and Travel Carrying Case - Choose American Flag Design, Red & Blue or Football • Amazon Business $39.81 1 $39.81
Elite Hookey Ring Toss Game - Safer Than Darts, Just Hang it on a Wall and Start Playing. Fun Outdoor Games for Family. It's Beautifully Finished and Easy to Set-Up for a Man Cave, Home or Office. • Amazon Business $34.49 1 $34.49
Maggift Ladder Toss Game Set for Indoor or Outdoor with 6 Bolas, Carrying Case • Amazon Business $26.98 1 $26.98
Larger Ring Toss Game, More Pegs and Scoring Options, Outdoor Yard Games for Adults, Kids and Family, Toss Boss • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99

Materials cost

$390.19

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.85

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$426.04

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$75.18

Total project goal

$501.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$501.22

3 Donors

-$260.00

Donations toward project cost

-$227.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.00

match offer

-$234.16

Match offer toward project cost

-$199.04

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.12

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.06

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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Project Activity

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