You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

Mrs. Caddell from San Diego CA is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

It's Game Time!

My students need balls, yoga mats, cones, a book of games and other play equipment.

  • $257 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are my kids. We start every day with a smile and end each day with a hug or high five. We support and encourage each other and build relationships and memories that will shape their personalities and future. Each student in our class is unique; many are bilingual and English is their second language. Our classroom celebrates different ethnicities and cultures daily- we have students from many different countries- Somalia, Mexico, and Vietnam to name a few! Our school is located in a low income/high poverty area. Home life for many of our students can be unstable and difficult at times. Our class also has a high percentage of students with special needs (6/26).

Despite challenges, my 25 amazing third grade students are clever, determined, honest, and hardworking.

They deserve a classroom that feels like home, a place of love and comfort. Many come from difficult situations and almost all get free or reduced-price lunch. I want to create a place where students feel at safe and loved, where they are excited to come each day.

My Project

My students need equipment for indoor and outdoor recess, as well as P.E! This year, our physical education department has given each grade level equipment to use within the classroom. We were allotted 3 balls: one basketball, one soccer ball, and one cherry ball. With 25 students, this is not enough! To make matters worse, we recently lost our soccer ball and basketball over the fence. We were not able to retrieve these items once they went over. My students have been making a good effort at sharing, but there just isn't enough equipment. We have play structures and other items at recess, but there are also 200+ other students out for recess. For our class P.E. time, the loss of these items is detrimental. Our P.E. Coach has his own items and other classes to attend to, so we can't share with them. When I take the students out for P.E., we are now limited to one ball. This effects the activities we can play and the amount of time the students get to actually have a ball in their possession. The soccer balls and basketballs will be utilized both during recess for open play time and during our P.E. time. The yoga mats and cards would serve as a great activity to help students with stretching, mindfulness, and strength. My students have never done yoga and I think they can benefit from experiencing a new activity that can bring in reflection and relaxation.

I am an advocate of children living healthy and active lifestyles, however I see my students unmotivated because of the lack of equipment.

I am hoping with this additional equipment, I can motivate and get them back to having fun, being active and working together! Thank you for considering our class for your donation.

Mrs. Caddell
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Caddell is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
UB80 - Basketball • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.99 3 $26.97
UB66 - Soccer Ball • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.99 3 $26.97
Faswin Indoor/Outdoor Agility Cones Sports Soccer Flexible Cone Sets, Assorted Colors, 24/Set • Amazon Business $15.49 1 $15.49
Champion Sports 10 Inch Poly Vinyl Spot Markers for Drills and Training, (Set of 6, Green, Orange, Purple, Royal Blue, Red and Yellow - One of Each) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
8.5 Inch Playground Balls (Set of 4) with 1 Hand Pump • Amazon Business $14.40 1 $14.40
The Ultimate Playground & Recess Game Book • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
Kids Yoga Challenge Pose Cards • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Cintz Baseball Throw Down Rubber Base Set - 4 piece set • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
SALE! Best Yoga Mat Cleaner - "Peaceful Lavender", 100% All Natural & ORGANIC, No Sticky Or Slimy Residue, SAFE FOR ALL MATS - Cleans, Restores, Refreshes + FREE Microfiber Cleaning Towel • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
BalanceFrom GoYoga All Purpose High Density Non-Slip Exercise Yoga Mat with Carrying Strap, 1/4", Black • Amazon Business $10.73 1 $10.73
Ball Pump by Sportbit - Portable and inflates fast with Push&Pull inflating system - Ball Pumps comes with 5 Needles and Bonus E-Book - Great Air Pump for Basketball, Soccer, Rugby, Volleyball balls • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


2 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"San Diego","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[4827087],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3042583,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":1,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":25,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Caddell","authorIds":{"4827087":{"owner":"Mrs. Caddell","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3042583],"proposalHash":"-1028828041","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21010853,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":{"completingDonationAmount":1288,"proposalURL":"project/macbook-for-distance-learning/5404207/","proposalTitle":"MacBook for Distance Learning","proposalId":5404207},"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTE3ODUyNw==","NTExMTQ3NA==","NTE3MDAzMg=="],"teacherId":4827087,"schoolCounty":"San Diego","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}