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Mrs. Mizdol from Paterson NJ is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Let Them Play Basketball!

Help me give my students materials to allow them to play basketball together!

  • $481 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school is located in a community that has many daily challenges. There are high crime and poverty. There are not many recreational experiences available to our students. Our students need programs that provide a challenging and positive experience. Our student-athletes are special because they are excited about their future even though statistics show and others see their futures as bleak. They enjoy playing ball and look forward to coming to practice. Our coaches often pay for the materials for our team out of their own pockets!

My Project

Donations to this project will mean a lot to the student-athletes. It is important for the team to have consistent practices to better their basketball skills and create a strong team. The student-athletes need access to the hoops and practice is sometimes. The current coaches of the Tigers use their own finances to help out their team with the products they need. Basketballs and bags will allow my students to feel like a real team. The student-athletes feel good about being able to play a game they enjoy and they are learning social skills that are essential for collaborating with others.

Mrs. Mizdol
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DALIX 14" Small Duffle Bag Two Toned Gym Travel Bag (Navy Blue) • Amazon Business $11.95 15 $179.25
Wilson Wave Phenom Official Basketball, Orange,29.5-Inch • Amazon Business $13.98 4 $55.92
Franklin Sports Mini Basketball Hoop with Rebounder and Ball - Over The Door Basketball Hoop With Automatic Ball Rebounder - Indoor Basketball Game For Kids - Includes Foam Basketball • Amazon Business $36.35 1 $36.35
StepNGrip Sticky Mat Replacement 60 Sheets, Fits 15x18 • Amazon Business $34.95 1 $34.95
StepNGrip Travel Size Traction Pad - Personal Size - Made for One Player.- Never Needs Replacement Sticky Sheets. with Gel MAT Technology. Made in America. • Amazon Business $34.95 1 $34.95
Champro Oversize Equipment Bag (Navy, 36 x 16 x 16-Inch) • Amazon Business $31.45 1 $31.45

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