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Mrs. Montie from Erie PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Have Some Fun at RECESS!

My students need some recess materials to fill our empty cement playground!

  • $271 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school district is the 10th largest school district in the state of Pennsylvania. Due to economic status, all students receive free breakfast and lunch. In the last four years, five elementary and two high schools have closed.

Many of our students come from homes that are below the poverty rate.

Our classrooms lack basic supplies that are critical to the learning environment. Our students struggle with basic reading strategies and are below grade level. The provided reading materials are outdated, above their level, and black and white copies stapled together.

My Project

Our school district has recently closed several of our schools and omitted any additional funds for things such as recreation. Our students play on a cement slab, running back and forth. Typically there are 80-100 kids trying to "run off some steam" in this small space.

We greatly need some playground equipment we could use throughout the year.

This equipment will be used by the entire school, including our pre-kindergarten, life-skills, and special kindergarten. Not only would it be used this year, but many years to come. Research has shown if children have the opportunity to play, they can concentrate better. This equipment would also assist in team building.

Mrs. Montie
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 600 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
POLE TETHERBALL INGROUND • School Specialty $147.67 1 $147.67
BALL TETHERBALL SPORTIME YELLER • School Specialty $14.19 2 $28.38
TETHERBALL ROPE CLIP - TACHIKARA • School Specialty $3.40 1 $3.40

Materials cost

$179.45

Vendor shipping charges

$17.94

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.69

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$230.08

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$40.60

Total project goal

$270.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$270.68

1 Donor

-$135.34

Donations toward project cost

-$115.04

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.30

match offer

-$135.34

Match offer toward project cost

-$115.04

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.30

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$0.00

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