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Mr. Morabito from Richmond CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Barbell For Down Syndrome Champion

My students with severe disabilities need a set of barbells.

  • $591 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I teach adolescent students with severe disabilities in a high school serving a disproportionately economically disadvantaged population.

Since the high school in which I teach does not have a gymnasium, my students perform physical activities along with the rest of student population in a single weight room. They have to work with bent barbells and barbells with loose ends.

A new barbell will allow all the students to work safely in our weight room. Too many times I have seen a weight falling from one end because of the loose end or uneven barbell.

One of my students is a superstar with Down Syndrome who holds the California State record among people with disabilities in age and weight class. In March 2009 two articles were written about him in our local newspaper. The goal of this student is to break the world record before he turns 16.

Mr. Morabito
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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12 donors12 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Olympic Barbell Sets – 300 LB. (136.1kg) • Sportime, Inc. $399.99 1 $399.99

Materials cost

$399.99

Vendor shipping charges

$40.00

State sales tax

$29.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$484.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$106.24

Total project goal

$590.24

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$590.24

12 Donors

-$590.24

Donations toward project cost

-$484.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$106.24

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$0.00

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