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Mrs. Whittle from Roanoke VA is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Playground Equipment

Help me give my students soccer balls. During recess my students would love some soccer balls to play with.

  • $188 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My wonderful students come from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Some have only lived in the United States for a couple of years. My students are/have been exposed to the "real world" and have witnessed a lot of trauma in their young lives.

They are a sweet crew who are very supportive of each other despite their very diverse backgrounds.

Each of my students are willing to lend a hand to help out a buddy. Our school is a Title I school and many of their parents or grandparents work multiple jobs to put food on the table each night. Despite all of their hardships they still arrive to school with smiles on their faces ready for a new day. My students are an energetic group who love a good brain break and a chance to move about. We love to have fun!

My Project

I would love to give my students soccer balls to play with during recess. Our limited playground equipment is often boring and repetitive. I would like my students to be able to work on ball control and team work during playtime.

My students love to kick the soccer ball during recess but at the moment we only have one.

It would be wonderful if we had a few more soccer balls so they can all play smaller games at the same time. There are often times that too many kids want to play with the one soccer ball and it always leads to arguments or hurt feelings.

Mrs. Whittle
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 16 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Nike Pitch Soccer Ball (3) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $12.97 4 $51.88
adidas Starlancer V Soccer Ball (3) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $15.99 2 $31.98
adidas Starlancer V Soccer Ball (4) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $15.99 2 $31.98

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