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Mrs. Hayen from Poughkeepsie NY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Friday Night Lights A SAFE place to be a KID

Help me give my students a fun and safe place to be a KID.

  • $653 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Friday Night Lights is a program that allows the students of our school district to have a safe and inviting place to spend their Friday nights. We offer dinner, basketball, swimming, games and art activities. All students from 5th grade to 12th grade are invited to participate.

The school district is located in a high crime and impoverished city.

In order to keep our children safe we created this program to keep them off the streets and SAFE. The Friday Night Lights program started in May of 2019 and continued through the summer months.

My Project

Friday Night Lights is a school and community based initiative to give our students a safe and welcoming place to spend their Friday nights. Too many of our children are exposed to drugs, violence and crime and we have created an alternative to the streets.

We provide a safe place to be a kid.

As teachers and community members we want our children to stay of the streets and be part of this exciting program. Our program was inspired by a Newark, NJ administrator. The purpose is simple. By working together we can keep our youth off the streets and build lasting relationships with our children and their families.

Mrs. Hayen
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Giant 4 in a Row Connect Game – 4 Feet Wide by 3.5 Feet Tall Oversized Floor Activity for Kids and Adults – Jumbo Sized for Outdoor and Indoor Play - by Giantville, Blue/Red • Amazon Business $209.95 1 $209.95
Backyard Champs Standard Wood Cornhole & Bean Bag Set - 2 x 4 Feet • Amazon Business $109.99 1 $109.99
Wilson NCAA MVP Rubber Basketball, Youth - 27.5" • Amazon Business $14.69 3 $44.07
Wilson Traditional Soccer Ball - Size 5 • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
Made By Me Create Your Own Window Art by Horizon Group USA, Paint Your Own Suncatchers, Includes 12 Suncatchers & More, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $9.97 3 $29.91
Elite Outdoor Games For Family - Ring Toss Yard Games for Kids and Adults. Easy Backyard Games to Assemble, With Compact Carry Bag for Easy Storage. Fun for Kids Party Games or Lawn Games for Kids • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
GIGGLE N GO Lawn Darts Outdoor Games for Family - FLARTS, Original Lawn Games for Kids - Quality Backyard Games for Adults and Kids - Our Inflatable Dart Games are Safe Indoor Outdoor Games for Kids • Amazon Business $24.97 1 $24.97
Stomp Rocket Dueling Rockets, 4 Rockets and Rocket Launcher - Outdoor Rocket Toy Gift for Boys and Girls Ages 6 Years and Up - Great for Outdoor Play with Friends in The Backyard and Parks • Amazon Business $21.00 1 $21.00
ToysOpoly Playground Balls 8.5 inch Dodgeball (Set of 6) Kickball for Kids and Adults - Official Size for Dodge Ball, Handball, Camps, Picnic, Church & School + Free Pump & Mesh Bag • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99

Materials cost

$516.85

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$554.60

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$97.87

Total project goal

$652.47

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$652.47

3 Donors

-$327.00

Donations toward project cost

-$277.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.05

match offer

-$325.47

Match offer toward project cost

-$276.65

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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