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Ms. Arkels from Detroit MI is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Materials for Outdoor Activities

Help me give my students materials to use outside during recess and team building activities, such as flag football set, various sports balls, jump ropes, and sidewalk chalk!

  • $246 goal

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My Students

This year I am looping up to third grade to enjoy another year teaching my last year students! I decided to do this because this kids are honestly so special. They are smart, they are kind, they are creative, and they are so ambitious. These kids deserve the absolute best because they are the absolute best. I want to be able to give them all the tools and materials for their education to really set them up for absolute success.

My Project

My school is AMAZING. The recess area, though, not so great. We serve Detroit scholars at our school. We haven't been able to get funding for a playscape for the children to play on. The students usually just run around a fenced in area with nothing else to do, which many times causes fighting. I really want to give them the materials they need for well deserved outside activities, exercise, and recess. Many of my students LOVE to play sports; soccer, basketball, football. I believe a flag football set will take the violence out of football so they can just have fun with it. Jump ropes, chalk, and hula hoops will accommodate students who don't like to play sports. My kiddos would be entirely grateful to have materials to play with and learn teamwork from while getting outdoors time.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 26 students.

11 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Flag Football Set for 12 Players - Includes Durable Flag Belts and Flags, Cones, Bean Bag, Carrying Backpack, and Football - Huge 55 Piece Complete Set (Red and Yellow) • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Wilson Traditional Soccer Ball - Size 3 • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
OHYAIAYN Soft Beaded Jump Rope, Adjustable Tangle - Free Segmented Fitness Skipping Rope for Men, Women and Kids Keeping Fit, Training, Workout and Weight Loss - 9 Feet • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Toy Hoop Bundle Pack - Snap Together Detachable Adjustable Weight Size Plastic Hoops - Kids Hula Rings for Sports Playing, 32-Inch (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $23.95 1 $23.95
Buy Jump Ropes Beaded Double Dutch Jump Rope, Rainbow • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
128 Pack 16 Colors Jumbo Sidewalk Chalk Set, Washable Art Play For Kid and Adult, Paint on School Classroom Chalkboard, Kitchen, Office Blackboard, Playground, Outdoor, Gift for Birthday Party • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
Spalding NBA Varsity Basketball 29.5" - Green/Blue • Amazon Business $13.21 1 $13.21
Spalding NBA Street Basketball - Official Size 7 (29.5") • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Franklin Sports Ball Maintenance Kit: Pump, Needles, Flexible Hose, Pressure Gauge and Carry Bag— Pump for Soccer Balls, Basketballs, Volleyballs and Footballs — Sidelines Ball Pump — Complete Kit • Amazon Business $6.07 1 $6.07

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