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  • 6 donors
  • $659 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mr. Malaquias
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 6 donors
  • $0 still needed

Shoes for the Mat!

Help me give my students wrestling shoes for their wrestling practices and competitions.

My Students

My wrestlers are 8 to 14-year-old students among a school population of which 80% are African American and nearly 80% are low-income. Throughout the years, our students and community have overcome many obstacles, including several attempts to shut down our LEVEL 1+ Chicago Public School.

Our wrestlers are talented, athletic, gritty, and eager to take on a new challenge!

They enjoy all of our sports programs offered at our school and many students are multi-sport athletes. Our wrestling program has grown significantly over the past few years and has almost doubled since last year! Today, we have a good problem on our hand but we will need some support!

My Project

This year, our wrestling program has expanded significantly. We have close to 40 wrestlers participating in our 3rd-8th Chicago elementary school program in partnership with Beat the Streets Chicago. This is a wonderful non-profit organization with a presence in several U.S. cities.

Due to the increase in participants at our site, we are in need of more wrestling shoes!

Without shoes, our wrestlers slide on the mats and it becomes harder to maintain balance and participate in some drills. Our wrestlers are super excited about this upcoming season. This sport has taught them determination, grit, integrity, and many other important life skills. We hope to continue to grow and support our program!

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
adidas Kids'' HVC Wrestling Shoes (6) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $54.99 1 $54.99
adidas Kids'' HVC Wrestling Shoes (5) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $54.99 1 $54.99
adidas Men''s Mat Wizard DT Wrestling Shoes (12) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $53.97 1 $53.97
adidas Men''s Mat Wizard DT Wrestling Shoes (11.5) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $53.97 1 $53.97
adidas Men''s Mat Wizard DT Wrestling Shoes (11) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $53.97 1 $53.97
adidas Men''s Mat Wizard DT Wrestling Shoes (10.5) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $53.97 1 $53.97
adidas Men''s Mat Wizard DT Wrestling Shoes (10) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $53.97 1 $53.97
adidas Men''s Mat Wizard DT Wrestling Shoes (9.5) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $53.97 1 $53.97
adidas Men''s Mat Wizard DT Wrestling Shoes (8) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $53.97 1 $53.97
ASICS Kids'' Matflex 5 Wrestling Shoes (3) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $33.97 1 $33.97

Materials cost

$521.74

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.83

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$559.57

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$98.75

Total project goal

$658.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$658.32

6 Donors

-$645.59

Donations toward project cost

-$559.57

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$86.02

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$12.73

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 40 students.

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