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Ms. Borlace from Detroit MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Eat, Sleep, Play Basketball

My students need basketball shoes on the elementary and middle school basketball team.

  • $1,387 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are thoughtful, energetic, and compassionate. They have plenty working against them; however, they work hard to overcome the obstacles they face. Most of my students are living in poverty and do not have the monetary backing to get all of the proper equipment needed to participate in sports. The school and district, as well, cannot provide the resources necessary for our students. Sports provide an outlet to let the students escape some harsh realities and participate in something positive. It helps show them they are able to succeed despite the situations they have working against them. These kids are truly an incredible group and deserve the best!

My Project

Our basketball team wants to improve on their basketball skills, and new shoes would help make this possible. A lot of the kids on the team cannot afford basketball shoes and often play with holes in their shoes, their uniform shoes, or just shoes in terrible condition. Your donations will be used to buy new basketball shoes to make their playing safer and easier.

By donating to this project, you will not only help to improve and increase the students' ability to play basketball properly and safely, you will ultimately help to increase their enjoyment of the sport and provide an escape from some harsh realities for a little while.

These kids are leaders and hard workers. They deserve so much! They will love getting some much needed new shoes!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Nike Kids'' Grade School LeBron Soldier XI Basketball Shoes (6) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $109.99 1 $109.99
Nike Kids'' Grade School LeBron Soldier XI Basketball Shoes (4) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $109.99 1 $109.99
Nike Kids'' Grade School LeBron Soldier XI Basketball Shoes (5) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $109.99 1 $109.99
Nike Men''s Zoom LeBron Soldier XI Basketball Shoes (9) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $99.99 1 $99.99
Nike Men''s Zoom LeBron Soldier XI Basketball Shoes (10) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $99.99 1 $99.99
Nike Men''s Zoom LeBron Soldier XI Basketball Shoes (12) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $99.99 1 $99.99
Nike Men''s Zoom LeBron Soldier XI Basketball Shoes (12) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $99.99 1 $99.99
Nike Men''s Zoom LeBron Soldier XI Basketball Shoes (11) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $99.99 1 $99.99
Nike Men''s Zoom LeBron Soldier XI Basketball Shoes (11) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $99.99 1 $99.99
Nike Men''s Zoom LeBron Soldier XI Basketball Shoes (8) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $99.99 1 $99.99

Materials cost

$1,029.90

Vendor shipping charges

$102.99

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$15.45

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,178.34

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$207.94

Total project goal

$1,386.28

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,386.28

1 Donor

-$1,339.02

Donations toward project cost

-$1,178.34

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$160.68

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$47.26

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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