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Ms. Walker from San Francisco CA is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bring Dodgeball to Juvenile Hall

Help me give my students dodge balls for their team sports program after school.

  • $177 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are resilient, brilliant youth who have endured unimaginable hardships, yet continue to persevere in order to change their lives. I teach Special Education in a juvenile hall in an urban city. Most of my students live in poverty in public housing projects that are punctuated with violence and trauma. Many of my students are wards of the court or foster students on account of losing their parents.

Upon entering the jail, we learn that many of the students have been shuffled from school to school, or been funneled into the criminal justice system via the school to prison pipeline.

On average, one-half of the students at my school have an Individualized Education Plan due to academic or emotional disabilities.

My students work incredibly hard to improve themselves as people and students while they are locked up. I learn from them each day and have been witness to the possibilities of transformation and rehabilitation.

My Project

My students absolutely love sports, and it turns out that the community loves to challenge my students to play in a pretty awesome after school sports program where they play outside non-profits and organizations.

Sports help our students let go of the stress and anxiety that comes with incarceration; they love working together to play against the community.

Please help me with this project so the students can add dodgeball to the list of sports they play regularly. They told me today that they needed new balls. Thank you, ahead of time, for considering helping with our project. It means so much.

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

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This project will reach 999 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
S&S Worldwide Gator Skin Dodgeballs (Set of 6) • Amazon Business $44.50 2 $89.00
GoSports 7" Inflatable Dodgeball 6 Pack - No Sting Balls - Includes Ball Pump & Mesh Bag • Amazon Business $19.59 1 $19.59

Materials cost

$108.59

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$9.94

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.63

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$150.16

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.50

Total project goal

$176.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$176.66

1 Donor

-$150.16

Donations toward project cost

-$150.16

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$26.50

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$0.00

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