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 »
Menu
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

Mr. VALENTINE from Chicago IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Build Our Skills!!!!

My students need these Skillastic products to increase their cross-curriculur instruction, physical strength, agility, and overall health.

  • $802 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Did you ever wonder why all kids don't bother with athletics? The Skillastic products gets students involved and they don't even realize they are learning how to play the game!

The school is in an urban area in which 72% of the students qualify for free or reduced lunch.

Since the introduction of team sports, many children have learned how to cooperate and work together. I have also been able to encourage other teachers in the school to participate.

My Project

Over the last two years, my students have been plagued with increased gang activity around the school. In order for my students to experience continued improvement in both volleyball and basketball, I believe the Skillastic products will aid in this quest. It will make it possible for the students to develop the life-long, healthy skills in volleyball and further develop their basketball skills. For the little ones, it will begin the process of teaching how to focus, cooperate and follow directions. It will also build pride in their community, self-confidence, and an alternative to gangs and violence after school.

The full funding of this project will foster an opportunity to the community to have recreational programs for parents and their children.

We will be able to expand our after school program offerings. The regular classroom teachers will be able to utilize the Skillastic products during recess.

Read More
Mr. VALENTINE
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

6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 400 students.

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 Mr. VALENTINE is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GAME SKILLASTICS BASKETBALL GAME • Sportime, Inc $237.49 1 $237.49
GAME SKILLASTIC VOLLEYBALL • Sportime, Inc $227.99 1 $227.99
HALFPINT SKILLASTICS • Sportime, Inc $113.99 1 $113.99

Materials cost

$579.47

Vendor shipping charges

$57.95

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.69

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$681.11

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$120.20

Total project goal

$801.31

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$801.31

6 Donors

-$801.31

Donations toward project cost

-$681.11

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$120.20

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Chicago","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[278089],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"IL","teacherPossessivePronoun":"his","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":454377,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/lets-build-our-skills/454377/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":400,"teacherScreenName":"Mr. VALENTINE","authorIds":{"278089":{"owner":"Mr. VALENTINE","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[454377],"proposalHash":"-1862561157","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp278089_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1449431568792","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":49885,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NjQ2MzE3","Mzg2MTky","NjIzNTcz","NjgyMTUw","Njc1NzAx","Mjc4MDg5"],"teacherId":278089,"schoolCounty":"Cook","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"IL","name":"Illinois"}}