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Ms. Amato from E Palo Alto CA is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Bring on Another Championship!

My students need volley knee pads for the upcoming volleyball season!

  • $566 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students live in a very low-income community in the heart of the Silicon Valley. Currently, over half of our students are considered homeless. They are almost all minorities. Many are learning English as a second language, and many have faced extreme adversity in their home lives. Many students work far below grade level and all are on free or reduced-price lunch. My students come to school where it's a safe place, and, despite everything, they try their best every day. While surrounding communities boast multi-million dollar homes and high powered tech companies, my kids have seen things no child should see, and this impacts their learning at school.

My Project

It's almost time for volleyball season! My school, coming off double championship wins for basketball season is ready to play volleyball with their amazing coach. Our middle schoolers need kneepads to practice with and use in games, so they can properly learn the game and not get injured. Whether it be diving for a volleyball or supporting the knee to prevent injury or improving performance, these knee pads will be important to the team. We don't have a sports team budget and most students cannot afford to provide their own kneepads. With these kneepads, they'll have the uniform they need to tackle another great season and learn new skills and camaraderie. The experience of being on a sports team is one of the most influential parts of being in middle school and will teach my students teamwork and time management and help them build their self-confidence. It they have the correct tools they will feel ready to embrace new challenges this season and beyond!

One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.

-Kareem Abdul Jabbar

Ms. Amato
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 25 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wilson Adult Reversible Deluxe Volleyball Knee Pads - Black - One Size • DICK'S Sporting Goods $17.99 5 $89.95
Mizuno Adult Elite 9 SL2 Volleyball Knee Pads - Black - L • DICK'S Sporting Goods $21.99 3 $65.97
Tachikara ZIGZAG Beginner Volleyball Kneepads - Green - L/XL • DICK'S Sporting Goods $13.99 4 $55.96
Wilson Adult Standard Volleyball Kneepads - No Color • DICK'S Sporting Goods $12.99 4 $51.96
Nike Adult Streak Volleyball Knee Pads - Black - XL/2X • DICK'S Sporting Goods $24.99 2 $49.98
Mizuno LR6 Highlighter Volleyball Knee Pads - Blue - M • DICK'S Sporting Goods $29.99 1 $29.99
Mizuno LR6 Highlighter Volleyball Knee Pads - Gray - M • DICK'S Sporting Goods $29.99 1 $29.99

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