You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
See this teacher's page

Ms. O. from Miami FL is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Backpacks Built for Basketball 2.0

My students need athletic backpacks in order to carry all of their basketball supplies for the upcoming 2018-2019 season.

  • $538 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are some of the most resilient, energetic, and inspiring young people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Many of them come from single-parent homes, most qualify for free and reduced-price lunch at our Title I school, and a large number of them have had to endure homelessness. They are also leaders and role models for younger siblings whom they help take care of while their parents are at work.

In spite of everything they have had to go through, including Hurricane Irma and Maria last year, my students still find a way to show up to class smiling every single day.

They are excited about their future and all of the possibility that awaits them. While they are aware it will take a lot of work and dedication to get there, I have never met a more capable group of young people.

My Project

Our Lady Spartan Basketball team have been district champions for the past two years, and they need support in making this upcoming season another success.

These young women are some of the hardest working student-athletes and require spacious and reliable backpacks that will help them to carry their basketball equipment to practice and games.

The start of a new school year ignites much excitement in the hearts and minds of our students as they return to the familiar hallways of our school. Our student-athletes experience another layer of excitement, a return to their favorite sport. For our Lady Spartans, basketball represents so much more than just a hobby. They take pride in the sweat, effort, and passion they pour into their sport. They cultivate unity and teamwork amongst one another as they strive to be just as strong in the classroom as they are on the court. For many of them, basketball is what motivates them day in and day out.

Our district-champion young women's basketball team needs assistance starting this year off strong. They need backpacks to store their uniforms, practice outfits, basketball sneakers, basketball gear, socks, and more. Most of the girls are unable to go home after school on a game day and therefore have to bring all of their equipment with them to school and carry it around the entire day. Supplying our student-athletes with backpacks can help to make this daily task less tedious.

Having a spacious and reliable athletic backpack that is built for basketball will help our Lady Spartans to be prepared for their season and be equipped for victory.

Ms. O.
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. O. is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Nike Hoops Elite Max Air Team 2.0 Backpack • DICK'S Sporting Goods $63.75 6 $382.50

Materials cost

$382.50

Vendor shipping charges

$38.25

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.74

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$456.49

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$80.56

Total project goal

$537.05

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$537.05

1 Donor

-$268.52

Donations toward project cost

-$228.24

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.28

match offer

-$268.53

Match offer toward project cost

-$228.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.28

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Miami","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[4825449],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"FL","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3585012,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/backpacks-built-for-basketball-20/3585012/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":true,"numStudents":189,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. O.","authorIds":{"4825449":{"owner":"Ms. O.","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3585012],"proposalHash":"855121931","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp4825449_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1511151472944","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21010558,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NjAxMDAwMg==","NTcxNzE1Mg=="],"teacherId":4825449,"schoolCounty":"Miami-Dade","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"FL","name":"Florida"}}