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Ms. Amidu from Baltimore MD is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Get Physical: Keeping our Brain and Bodies Strong!

My students need outdoor recess equipment, like hula hoops, jump ropes, and recess balls to allow them to stay physically active while having fun.

  • $387 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are young, bright, individuals with a positive outlook on life. They believe that succeeding in education will give them an opportunity to excel in the future. My students discuss their dreams of going to college, learning to read, and of course making money. They deserve a chance at making their dreams a reality, but unfortunately, this is not always true.

My students are underprivileged living in a community surrounded by poverty and violence, however, they are filled with hope and optimism.

They have experiences that the average adult could not imagine. Statistics show that they are not on track academically with their peers in more affluent cities. Yet every day they come to school ready to learn. They raise their hands, work hard, and participate. They constantly push themselves to be the best students that they can be. My students should be provided with all of the resources necessary to have an adequate education but unfortunately, we don’t have basic supplies or tools during the school year. The quality of my students’ education should not be determined by their zip code, but unfortunately, when they are not given the proper resources they are not given a fair chance.

My Project

The purpose of my project is to provide my students with equipment to use during outdoor recess. While we do have a play structure my students are limited regarding using other exercise equipment. We only have gym once or twice a week and my students do not have the opportunity to interact with many of the tools that I know were available to me when I was younger. For example, I have memories of being able to jump rope, hula hoop, compete in relay races and many other activities that get students excited and active. My students deserve the opportunity to explore different physical activities. I have requested items like recess or soft foam balls that we can use to play kickball or soccer. I’ve also asked for hula hoops, jump ropes, and paddle balls. All items that some may take for granted, but activities that my students may not have regular exposure to. This could potentially spark an athletic talent within them that they are unaware they have due to limited resources.

The exercise equipment that I am requesting in my project will allow my students to become physically active and have fun at the same time.

These are items that many of my students do not have at home and will not receive much exposure to if not for my project. I want to encourage my students to have a healthy and active lifestyle from a very young age. Please consider donating and making an impact on their future physical well being.

Ms. Amidu
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
[Standard Size]CeleMoon Kids Soft Foam T-Ball/Baseball Set Toy, 4 Different Colored Balls, Carry/Organize Bag Included, For Kids Over 3 Years Old, Blue • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
Franklin Sports Six Pack Playground Balls with Mesh Carry Bag And Pump - 8.5 Inch Diameter • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
GoSports Bullseye Bounce Cornhole Toss Game - Great for All Ages & Includes Fun Rules • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
VALUE BUNDLE - Snap Together Detachable Kids Hula Hoop for Playing, 32-Inch (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Matty's Toy Stop 10 Pin Multi-Color Deluxe Plastic Bowling Set for Kids with Storage Rack - 12 Pieces Total (10 Pins & 2 Bowling Balls) • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Parachute for Kids 12 Foot with 8 Handles, NB-Magic, Great for Kids Outdoor Games Play Parachute • Amazon Business $19.88 1 $19.88
6 Pack - Great Soft Grip Jump Ropes 8 ft. for Birthday Party Favors / Goodie Bags / Party giveaways (assorted colors) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Matty's Toy Stop Deluxe Toss & Catch (Hook & Loop) Paddle Game Set with 4 Paddles, 3 Balls & Storage Bag • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Faswin Indoor/Outdoor Agility Cones Sports Soccer Flexible Cone Sets, Assorted Colors, 24/Set • Amazon Business $15.49 1 $15.49
WOWmazing Kit (3-Piece Set) | Incl. Big Bubble Wand, Giant Bubble Concentrate and Tips & Trick Booklet | Outdoor Toy for Kids, Boys, Girls | Bubbles Made in the USA • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Giant Interlocking Foam Square Tic-Tac-Toe Game • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
Charms Blow Pops, 2 Pound • Amazon Business $9.14 1 $9.14
POOF 7.5-Inch Foam Soccer Ball • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
Emoji High Bounce Balls (20 Per Order) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Crystallove Plastic Multicolor Toss Rings for Carnival, Garden, Backyard, Outdoor Games, 12 Piece • Amazon Business $7.68 1 $7.68
Crayola Outdoor Chalk, Glitter Sidewalk Chalk, Summer Toys, 5 Count • Amazon Business $5.73 1 $5.73

Materials cost

$278.06

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$16.68

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.17

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$328.91

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$58.04

Total project goal

$386.95

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$386.95

1 Donor

-$386.95

Donations toward project cost

-$328.91

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$58.04

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$0.00

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