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  • $251 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Takahama
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 5 donors
  • $0 still needed

Pint-Size Hoop Dreams

My students need a basketball hoop and basketballs that are sized for little hands and bodies.

My Students

"March Madness" has turned into "April Aspirations". My little ones need a basketball hoop and balls to foster their dreams and just to have fun.

Aloha from na keiki o Hawai'i.

My preschool special education class provides early intervention services to qualifying special needs children. We are a very active and lively bunch. My class size ranges between 6-8 students, ages 3-4 years. My school is located in a predominantly rural, low-income neighborhood with a considerable portion of the children of Hawaiian and/or Pacific Island ancestry.

My Project

Playing on the "big kids" basketball court is fun, but frustrating, for my little ones. As much as they heave the big kids' basketballs in the air, they rarely get the ball even near the rim of the basket. Some children persist, some look up at the hoop and don't even try, for others the big ball is too heavy. My students need a way to practice the hand-eye coordination, the judgment of distance and force--all those skills and more that it takes to successfully get the ball into basket. In addition, having this hoop and balls will provide more variety to our outdoor play time.

Shooting baskets takes practice, lots of it.

It fosters persistence and gross motor skills as well as confidence. Not to mention, it's engaging fun! My students will benefit from having a sturdy basketball hoop and balls that are designed for little people their size.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
VE6 - Beginner’s Basketball Portable Hoop with Backboard • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
ZF14 - Mini Basketball • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 3 $29.97

Materials cost

$178.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$1.32

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.68

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$212.97

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$37.58

Total project goal

$250.55

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$250.55

4 Donors

-$231.97

Donations toward project cost

-$208.72

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.25

match offer

-$5.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$4.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.58

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 8 students.

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