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 »
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.


Mr. T from Los Angeles CA is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Balance Balls for Blossoming Brains!

My students need 28 balance balls and bases.

  • $1,639 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Sitting still is overrated. It makes sense for the opera or for meditating, but in most classrooms and child care centers, it's given far more honor than it deserves. Children need to move." -Tom Hunter from National Association for the Education of Young Children.

I have a fantastic group of 1st graders.

Each one is so uniquely individual in a class that's culturally diverse. They are a lively, bright group of children. A majority of them are second language learners. Although challenged with a language barrier, my students come every day eager and ready to learn. We are a community school located in Los Angeles, CA with strong family commitment. My students have many benefits that students in other areas do not. A supportive PTA/Youth Association supplies teachers/students with a wide range of basic materials however, the economy has hit our families hard, and they are now more limited with how much they can help us.

My Project

With the addition of 28 balance balls and bases or "balance seats", each student will have the ability to choose their seat preference. For my students that have trouble sitting and staying in one spot throughout the day (restless student syndrome), these balls will prove to be highly beneficial. It will allow them to move while seated and reduce fidgeting behavior while enhancing their focus in the classroom. The balance balls are not only important for these students but for the engagement of all others as well.

Studies show that students who use balance balls in place of traditional seating have an increase in on-task behavior, as well as improved self-esteem.

By permitting my students to make small movements or wiggle around on a balance ball during class, it will assist in keeping the students engaged; allowing them to better retain new information along with gaining core strength and good posture.

Read More
Mr. T
Grades PreK-2

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

17 donors17 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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 Mr. T is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cando 30-1840 Small Ball Stabilizer • Amazon Business $25.00 28 $700.00
Body Sport Anti-Burst Fitness Ball, 45cm, Purple • Amazon Business $18.99 28 $531.72

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


13 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Matching donations from our partners


Match offers toward project cost


Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Excluded support for DonorsChoose


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


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

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Los Angeles","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[3025059],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"his","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":1631685,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":30,"teacherScreenName":"Mr. T","authorIds":{"3025059":{"owner":"Mr. T","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[1631685],"proposalHash":"-548277365","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20617467,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MzA2MDY4OQ==","MjAyMTg0OA==","NjM0OTI=","MzA0NTcwOA==","MzA0NjMyNw==","MzAyMzQ1NA==","MzAyNTA1OQ==","NjIxMDQ=","MzAyMTQ2OA==","MzA1ODI0OQ==","MzAyMzQ1Nw==","MzA1ODcyOA==","MzA0MjY5Nw==","MzA0MDYzMQ==","NjE4MDA2","MzA0MDk1OA==","Mjk2Nzg4Mg=="],"teacherId":3025059,"schoolCounty":"Los Angeles","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}