You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 

Ms. Gelrod from New York NY is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Riding to Run

The cost of renting a bus for 20 trips to Randall's Island is $6397, including <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $6,397 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

We are trying to start after school sports and activity clubs for the children that meet twice each week to start. Harlem has a 43% obesity rate, and among the highest rates of inactivity related illness in the United States. We are desperately trying to reverse this trend for our students. In order to do this, we need to rent a bus twice a week. I have planned several clubs for the children. Randalls Island Kids through Sabina Ellentuck has donated a field for the children to play soccer and a bus to take us there 6 Thursdays this fall and 10 in the spring. They have also donated free Tennis lessons for our students on 10 Thursdays in the spring. The NY Road Runners Foundation has donated the use of Icahn Stadium for our new track club, as well as transportation to meets, an instructor, nutrition education, and uniforms. The children will share the bus Randall's Island is providing. The United States Tennis Association has donated rackets, and the NY Junior Tennis League has donated balls. The school is paying for teacher's salaries for these clubs. The problem is, Randalls Island Kids cannot provide a bus for every time that we are eligible to be there, nor can they send us a second bus so we could use their baseball fields, too. Further, we cannot afford a bus to take us to the nearest track and soccer field on our second club day, Wednesdays. There is no way we can walk there; it's too far. Basically, if we can't get a bus, we can't have the program and take advantage of these organization's generosity. We are asking you to fund a bus for our spring clubs which would need 20 bus rides. If we had a bus we could take 80 children to Randalls Island on Thursdays rather than just 40 children, and we could take 40 children to Thomas Jefferson Park on Wednesdays. If we had a bus, we could have Tennis, Baseball, Track, and Soccer twice weekly. In order to get the children active, and teach them skills so they want to stay active, we really need a bus. If you are able to help fund our bussing, we can really begin to get our children sufficiently active, and in turn, improve their health, the likelihood that they will choose to be active their whole lives, and their readiness to learn. (Children who get sufficient physical activity are better learners.) We hope you will be able to help us.

Ms. Gelrod
Grades 3-5
  • Harlem Prep Charter School
  • New York, NY
More than half of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 45 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Gelrod is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Destination Partipants Total
Randalls Island
(n/a)
45 $5,100.00

Trip cost

$5,100.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$5,244.93

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$1,151.33

Total project goal

$6,396.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$6,396.26

3 Donors

-$5,998.11

Donations toward project cost

-$5,245.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$752.36

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$399.15

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"New York City","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[20748],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NY","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":26030,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/riding-to-run/26030/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":45,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Gelrod","authorIds":{"20748":{"owner":"Ms. Gelrod","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[26030],"proposalHash":"-1965137497","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-5_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":22,"teacherChallengeId":69554,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":20748,"schoolCounty":"New York (Manhattan)","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NY","name":"New York"}}