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Mr. McCauley from Reading PA is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Lifting to Learn

My students need low weight free weights to learn how to exercise safely.

  • $251 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have the privilege of working with some of the most hardworking students I have ever met. They might come from low income, high poverty areas, but their thirst for knowledge is inspiring. Our school is Title I where the majority of students get free or reduced-price lunch. Even though every student understands where they come from, when they come to my class, they are like every other child in the world. They love music, sports, tv, movies, and video games. They are smart, funny, creative, happy, motivated young people.

My Project

I am in the process of transforming my classroom and lessons into an interactive hybrid learning environment. The whole class is designed to educate students to be a better version of themselves. With that being said, these low weight free weights are essential for this process.

Using low weights when teaching students how to exercise is important.

It allows the students to experience different types of exercises with success. When each student feels more comfortable, they can continue onto more challenging workouts.

On top of exercising safely, exercise makes people feel better. When students feel better about themselves they participate more in school. Which is the whole point of my classroom, to build self-esteem, self-image, motivation, and pride.

Mr. McCauley
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HEXAGON NEOPRENE DUMBBELL 5- LB W/CAST ERGO HANDLE SET OF 2 • School Specialty $16.39 5 $81.95
HEXAGON NEOPRENE DUMBBELL 3- LB W/CAST ERGO HANDLE SET OF 2 • School Specialty $9.86 5 $49.30
HEXAGON NEOPRENE DUMBBELL 2- LB W/CAST ERGO HANDLE SET OF 2 • School Specialty $6.60 5 $33.00

Materials cost

$164.25

Vendor shipping charges

$16.42

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.46

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$213.13

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$37.61

Total project goal

$250.74

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$250.74

11 Donors

-$250.04

Donations toward project cost

-$213.13

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.91

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.70

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$0.00

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