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Ms. Flabouris from Lowell MA is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Educate, Exercise, Energize!

My students need basketballs and mesh vests to play in variety of class activities!

  • $605 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Everyday my students seek me out to ask the famous question... What are we doing in P.E. Class today? My students love being active and look forward to trying out different activities through sports and team building. We have a diverse population here with 54% Asian and 29% Hispanic ethnicity. The other side of our diversity is our English Language Learners... 45% of our students have English as NOT their first language (ESL) and 40% are English Language Learners. Add on top of that 83% are high need students and 63% are at an economical disadvantage!

A majority of my students do not get any type of physical activity outside the classroom.

Many are not allowed out of the house because they have to babysit their siblings since their parents work a night shift. With all the stress and responsibility at home, they manage to come to school with a smile on their face and enjoy coming to class to release their stress and have fun.

My Project

My students say "Ball is Life!!" My students look forward to coming to my class once a week. The first thing they want to grab is a basketball and shoot around til class starts. My resources are limited and I do not have enough equipment to supply all of my students. The use of basketballs in my class creates motivation and socialization!

These basketballs and mesh vests would make a difference in providing my class the equipment needed to shoot around, play mini games while socializing, and allow me to introduce different activities and have the amount of basketballs to successfully keep every child active and involved!!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Spalding NBA Cross Court Official Basketball (29.5) - No Color • DICK'S Sporting Goods $24.99 8 $199.92
Baden Crossover All-Surface Official Basketball (29.5) - Brown • DICK'S Sporting Goods $15.99 8 $127.92
VEST MESH ADULT YELLOW • School Specialty $5.32 10 $53.20
VEST MESH ADULT RED • School Specialty $5.32 10 $53.20

Materials cost

$434.24

Vendor shipping charges

$43.42

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.51

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$514.17

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$90.74

Total project goal

$604.91

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$604.91

1 Donor

-$604.91

Donations toward project cost

-$514.17

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$90.74

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$0.00

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