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Mr. Lee from Indianapolis IN is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Shoes Eliminate Barriers to Students' Futures

Help me give my students so they can come to school and open doors to their future.

  • $626 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work in an amazing blue collar urban community in the heart of Indiana. I teach an incredibly strong group of high school students. They are always striving to makes us proud.

The average household for a family of 4 under $40,000 so what they lack in financial resources they make up for in other support for the school.

In Indiana there is an old saying that says if you don't like the weather wait 10 minutes for it to change. Having the proper shoes and clothes for Indiana weather can be a real challenge.

My Project

As the weather gets cold and wet the needs of our students becoming even more glaring. I had a student come into class last week with the bottom of his shoes falling off. Many of our students walk a significant distance to get to school or a bus stop.

Without good shoes getting an education becomes difficult to impossible.

This is why I asking for these new shoes. What seems like something so simple has so much impact. These shoes will eliminate a barrier for our students to come to school. More importantly it opens doors for their future. Thank you for helping my students become as much as possible.

Mr. Lee
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Nike Zoom Evidence II Basketball Shoes (M12/W13.5) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $74.98 2 $149.96
Nike Zoom Evidence II Basketball Shoes (M15/W16.5) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $74.98 1 $74.98
Nike Zoom Evidence II Basketball Shoes (M10.5/W12) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $74.98 1 $74.98
Nike Zoom Evidence II Basketball Shoes (M7/W8.5) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $74.98 1 $74.98
Nike Zoom Evidence II Basketball Shoes (M9/W10.5) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $74.98 1 $74.98

Materials cost

$449.88

Vendor shipping charges

$44.99

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$531.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$93.82

Total project goal

$625.44

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$625.44

1 Donor

-$125.09

Donations toward project cost

-$106.33

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.76

match offer

-$500.34

Match offer toward project cost

-$425.29

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$75.05

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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