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Ms. McMullin from High Point NC is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Badminton Brings Benefits and Belonging

Help me give my students badminton rackets and shuttlecocks to be active, make new friends and feel a part of the school community.

  • $591 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The club is made up of a diverse group of high school students. Games have a way of bringing people together. As a English as a Second Language teacher, I activtely promote this club for my students as a way to be involved in the school community. As a result, we have students from over 10 different countries.

This badminton club provides a safe and welcoming environment for students to be active and make new friends.

It also allows them to be involved in the school without the stress and pressure of a formal team. No experience is needed and the students with more experience help the newcomers.

What I love about this club is that it is student driven. It was started last year by a 9th grader. She advertises and promotes this club in her classes. Once students started hearing about how much fun others were having, they started showing up. Students are the referees and there are no fights about play. It is definitely my favorite time of the week.

My Project

Badminton is a fun and easy to learn game. It can bring students together by creating a community atmosphere. It gives them a connection to the school, boosts their self-esteem and is great for stress relief.

Right now, I have been buying all the equipment or borrowing from the physical education department.

The rackets are old and are always breaking. I have several of them taped up, but the strings are coming undone. We don't always have playable rackets for everyone to participate. As the club becomes more popular, more students are having to wait their turn to play. With this money, I will be able to purchase more durable rackets and shuttlecocks.

Ms. McMullin
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Windsor Carbon Shaft Badminton Racket • Nasco $14.95 25 $373.75
Carlton T800 Tournament Shuttlecocks - Blue Medium Speed • Nasco $10.95 2 $21.90

Materials cost

$395.65

Vendor shipping charges

$39.56

State sales tax

$30.86

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$502.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.59

Total project goal

$590.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$590.59

8 Donors

-$378.48

Donations toward project cost

-$332.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$46.48

match offer

-$200.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$170.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$12.11

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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