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Mr. g. from San Jose CA is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Giant Chess Set

The cost of this Giant Chess Set proposal is $605, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $605 goal

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I am the Chess Club advisor here at Oak Grove High School. Our club has more than thirty members ranging from GATE students (gifted and talented) to Special Education students. We offer weekly games, in-school tournaments, and lessons for novices. In the past we have used fundraising activities and combed garage sales to purchase chess sets. We meet once a week to play during lunch. To attract new members, to prove how much fun chess is, and to overcome the perception that "chess is for nerds", we have decided to attempt to purchase over-sized chess pieces and paint an outdoor board on campus. The club has committed to raising the monies necessary for the paint. We are requesting funds to purchase the giant chess set pieces. Once the project has been completed, we would feature outdoor games and hopefully attract new members and spectators, including the local community. The board would be permanent and the pieces would be used by all members. It would be an exciting way to popularize the game and the club and to make it easier for all students to participate in a positive, learning centered activity on campus. Thank you.

Mr. g.
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 40 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
giant chess set pieces • Wholesale Chess $424.95 1 $424.95

Materials cost

$424.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$496.10

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$108.90

Total project goal

$605.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$605.00

2 Donors

-$596.00

Donations toward project cost

-$497.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$99.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.10

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$0.00

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