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Ms. Cousar from Washington DC is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Participation Strengthened Through Activity and Meditation

Help me give my students yoga mats, playground balls and physical education pack so that they can be active in gym and practice yoga and meditation.

  • $600 goal

This project expired on January 22, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school serves 6th through 8th grade students of color in one of the most dynamic urban areas in our nation. However, the achievement gap between our students and others still persists at an alarming rate. All of the students we serve are considered economically disadvantaged. The community around us is riddled with violence and crime.

However, we are striving to provide our scholars with different outlets to express themselves in more positive manners.

Yoga and meditation have been proved to be effective calming mechanisms.

Our athletic teams provide critical opportunities for students to use their talents outside of the typical school day. The experience of working with a team and utilizing time outside of school hours to be productive supports their overall growth and development.

My Project

The balls, yoga mats, hoops and other active play equipment will make a difference because it will give students the opportunity to be engaged in many activities. It will give the female students a chance to participate with hula hoops, double dutch, and even dodge ball.

The yoga mats will be used in the restorative room where we are transitioning from putative to restorative practices.

In this room, we will allow our students to express themselves through reflection, expression, empowerment, strength and exercise. Our students will be able to verbally express themselves in a positive manner and be able to use coping mechanism to enhance behavior.

Ms. Cousar
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Yoga Monster Mat - Extra Thick 1/4" - Extra Long 72" - 24" Wide - Non-Toxic - Premium Quality - Blue Gradient • Amazon Business $16.95 10 $169.50
Champion Homeroom Physical Education Pack • Amazon Business $120.97 1 $120.97
Lazer Berry 8.5 Inch Playground Balls (Set of 7) Dodgeball with 1 Hand Pump For Dodgeballs, Kickball • Amazon Business $19.99 4 $79.96
US Games Standard Hoops, 36-Inch (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $37.88 2 $75.76

Materials cost

$446.19

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$26.77

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.69

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$509.65

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.94

Total project goal

$599.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$599.59

3 Donors

-$199.86

Donations toward project cost

-$188.61

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.25

match offer

-$377.69

Match offer toward project cost

-$321.04

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$56.65

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$22.03

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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