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Mrs. Branch from Denmark SC is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Healthy Challenge

Help me give my students speed jump ropes, stability balls, compost bin, seeds, and exercise equipment.

  • $590 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students reside in a rural community where 100% receive free lunch. They enjoy new challenges and experiences in education. My students are always looking for things to do after school and during lunch that occupy their talents and gifts. My children work up a heavy appetite while studying and doing various activities.

They are growing up right before my eyes with enthusiasm and excitement about current health issues and the status of the cafeteria menu.

They love to eat!

My Project

My school is in a high poverty area. We have limited choices for food and extra curricular activities. We are faced with trying to provide nutritional and healthy snack items for the children that participate in after school programs and activities. We discard a lot of food in the cafeteria because children cannot afford to pay for the extra items. Even though the students would like seconds, they are not given seconds if they do not have the funds to pay for the food. When students stay after school for tutoring and extra curricular activities, they need healthy snack items and or food that will give them quick energy. We would also like to work on a fitness program for our students.

Students will start a compost bin and garden from the food that is discarded.

They will start a garden filled with healthy foods and vegetables that will be used to make healthy snacks and salads after school. Students will also culture flower gardens and grow plants to be used for decorations for our assembly programs and beautification of our school. Students will design flower beds and create an irrigations system for their gardens. The items grown in the garden will be distributed to the students that would like seconds, but are denied due to lack of funding. A fitness program could be incorporated into our after school routines.

Mrs. Branch
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BOSU 45 cm Ballast Stability Ball • DICK'S Sporting Goods $39.99 2 $79.98
Exaco Trading Company Exaco Mr.Spin Compost Tumbler - 160 Liters / 43 Gallon, Dual Chamber Composter On Two-Leg Stand • Amazon Business $78.99 1 $78.99
Body Solid 3 mm Yoga Mat • DICK'S Sporting Goods $11.99 5 $59.95
Nike Intensity Speed Rope • DICK'S Sporting Goods $4.98 10 $49.80
TK23462464T 30 gal. Green Compostable Trash Bags Extra Heavy Strength Rating 48 PK • Grainger $31.40 1 $31.40
Franklin Vibe Kickball • DICK'S Sporting Goods $5.97 3 $17.91
Set of 28 Packs Variety Deluxe Vegetable Seeds + 2 Bonus Packets! 30 Total Packs! Create a Deluxe Garden! All Seeds are Heirloom, 100% Non-GMO! by Black Duck Brand 30 Different Varieties • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Flower Seeds Variety Pack - 100% Non GMO - Zinnia, Cosmos, Sunflower, Bachelor Button, Calendula, Nasturtium, Marigold, Coneflower for Planting in Your Garden • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
High Carbon Steel Portable Folding Multifunction Shovel with Pouch, Military Foldable Shovel Entrenching Tool for Camping, Hiking,Garden, Snow Shoveling, Military Sand Shovel for Digging • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Innova Pulsar Ultimate Disc (175G) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $9.99 1 $9.99
Innova Pulsar Ultimate Disc (175G) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $9.99 1 $9.99
Innova Pulsar Ultimate Disc (175G) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $9.99 1 $9.99
Innova Pulsar Ultimate Disc (175G) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $9.99 1 $9.99
Organic Vegetable Seeds - 13 Varieties of Non GMO, Non Hybrid, Heirloom, Open Pollinated Garden Seed - Tomatoes, Kale, Carrots, Broccoli, Arugula, and More • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$407.91

Vendor shipping charges

$27.90

State sales tax

$28.76

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.12

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$500.69

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.36

Total project goal

$589.05

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$589.05

2 Donors

-$363.25

Donations toward project cost

-$346.31

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.94

match offer

-$181.63

Match offer toward project cost

-$154.39

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.24

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$44.17

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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