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Ms. Maragwa from Austin TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Foam Tiles for Our Basement Gym

Help me give my students puzzle mat foam tiles to cover the hard tile in our basement gym, and a variety of martial arts equipment to firmly establish our school's new martial arts program.

  • $1,230 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school serves a great group of kids with the goal of getting each one to graduate high school and succeed in their world beyond.

All of our students transferred to our school from other high schools for various reasons.

Some kids struggled academically in their previous schools. Others faced personal health or emotional challenges that led them to fall behind. Most of our students needed a fresh start in a different environment. Fortunately these kids now attend a school with a very supportive community. At our school, students work at their own pace, receive heaps of individualized support, and celebrate one another's accomplishments. For many it's a dream come true to find a calm, safe place where they can concentrate on graduating from high school.

My Project

We just started a new martial arts program at our school. Downstairs in our school's basement gym, much of the floor is covered in hard tile. This hasn't been an issue until recently, but now that our students will practice movements (such as kicks) that will inevitably result in some falls, we need to get the floor covered in foam tiles.

These foam tiles will help protect our students bodies and joints.

In addition to the foam tiles, this project seeks a variety of martial arts equipment - such as kick pads, muay thai pads, and focus mitts - that will enable students to safely work on drill in pairs.

Ms. Maragwa
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BalanceFrom Puzzle Exercise Mat with EVA Foam Interlocking Tiles (Black) • Amazon Business $99.95 4 $399.80
Combat Sports Big Pad MMA Punch Shield • Amazon Business $65.99 2 $131.98
Elite Sports Muay Thai Kickboxing Kick Pad (Golden) • Amazon Business $49.99 2 $99.98
Sanabul Essential Curved Boxing MMA Punching Mitts (Black/Red) • Amazon Business $23.48 4 $93.92
Brace Master Boxing Gloves, Heavy Bag Punching Mitts Gloves, Men Women Gel Kickboxing Muay Thai Sparring Fighting Training Fight Gloves, Sports&Outdoor(Red, 14OZ) • Amazon Business $27.99 3 $83.97
Marcy 3-Tier Dumbbell Rack Multilevel Weight Storage Organizer for Home Gym DBR-86 • Amazon Business $69.28 1 $69.28
BalanceFrom Puzzle Exercise Mat with EVA Foam Interlocking Tiles (Black) • Amazon Business $28.99 2 $57.98
Elite Sports Muay Thai Star Gloves (Golden, 16 oz) • Amazon Business $24.99 2 $49.98
Hunter Padded Inner Gloves Training Gel Elastic Hand Wraps for Boxing Gloves Quick Wraps Men & Women Kickboxing Muay Thai MMA Bandages Fist Knuckle Wrist Wrap Protector Handwraps (Pair) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99

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