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  • $369 goal

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Mr. Mendez
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Friendship, Health, Fitness and Recess!

My students need a basketball system for use during recess in the playground.

My Students

"It's time for recess. What do you want to do? Walking around again? No! Let's play a game of basketball! Go gather a bunch of your classmates!"

Our students attend a public school in one of the largest school districts in the country.

Our population of students is very diverse in every sense of the word. They are from all walks of life with many currently facing extremely challenging circumstances. My goal is to ensure that students look forward to coming to school to learn, and have fun.

My Project

Our schools' enclosed playground currently has the regulation lines for a complete basketball court. Ironically, the only thing that's missing is a basketball system. Aside from the obvious benefits of promoting health and fitness, a basketball system would promote teamwork, friendship, and create a sense of community among a very culturally diverse and economically challenged population of students.

This project is important for the physical and social development for students during recess in our enclosed playground.

Students would be able to play together, as opposed to spending the time sitting or standing around doing something not so productive. It would help our school create a fun and enriching environment.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Spalding Portable Basketball System - 50" Polycarbonate Backboard • Amazon $279.00 1 $279.00

Materials cost

$279.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.18

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$313.18

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$55.27

Total project goal

$368.45

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$368.45

3 Donors

-$368.45

Donations toward project cost

-$313.18

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$55.27

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 900 students.

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