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Ms. Surles from Washington DC is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hoop It Up!

Help me give my students basketball equipment. This year we will be competing against other schools and currently, our basketball hoops are broken. With your support, you can ensure that the students have the proper practice materials.

  • $845 goal

This project expired on February 3, 2020.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students in my classroom come from low-income homes. Over 90% of my students qualify for free and reduced-price lunch. There are many challenges that plague my students every day. Even though they face daily challenges within their homes and their communities, the students show so much resilience and come to school and are eager to excel. They show great perseverance daily and enjoy using technology in the classroom. My hope is that each student will excel and give back to their community one day.

My Project

Our previous inside basketball hoops have deteriorated over the years. This year we will be competing against other schools in our district and we are in need of safe indoor basketball hoops for the students to use.

Basketball courts can serve as incredible school assets because they offer opportunities for recreation, relaxation, and team building that contribute to the local health and quality of life for our elementary school students.

With your support, we can have new indoor basketball hoops that our school team can use to practice with after school. In addition, to ensuring equipment for our team it will also help to give the students another recreational activity for indoor recess.

Ms. Surles
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lifetime 50 Steel-Frame Portable Basketball Hoop • DICK'S Sporting Goods $199.98 2 $399.96
Wilson Evolution Youth Basketball (27.5") • DICK'S Sporting Goods $59.99 4 $239.96

Materials cost

$639.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$38.40

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$717.92

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$126.69

Total project goal

$844.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$844.61

1 Donor

-$422.30

Donations toward project cost

-$358.96

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$63.34

match offer

-$422.31

Match offer toward project cost

-$358.96

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$63.35

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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