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Mrs. Martin from Pinson AL is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Special Olympics - Here We Come!

Help me give my students the social, life-skills and health benefits of Special Olympic events. These events are free to enter, however, we must pay for transportation and drivers.

  • $1,457 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach a class of self-contained students with various disabilities. They range in severity and it is both a challenge and a privilege to teach them.

The students in a self-contained environment need all the exposure to life skills, real-world activities and social activities we can provide.

My students work hard at learning basic skills that the rest of us assume everyone knows. I have watched some finally learn their addresses and have seen parents cry over this one basic accomplishment.

My students are loving, caring and eager to learn and participate. They want to be accepted and loved like all the rest of us. They just need a little extra help to get there.

My Project

My students are special needs students that have few opportunities to play as a team, get recognition or socialize with other people from different areas.

Special Olympics gives them the opportunity to be like and feel like everyone else.

They receive medals and recognition just like regular students on regular sports teams. They get to go to tournaments and state meets to further their skills and expand their life experiences. They feel like normal, regular people. They also learn valuable social skills, make friends and develop good health habits that they will follow for all their lives. They are healthier, happier and better adjusted.

The money you donate will go toward the cost of transportation for our events. The events we are asking assistance for are: Canoeing, Volleyball - County Tournament, Monster Mash, State Volleyball Tournament, basketball, bowling, soccer, and the Spring Prom Celebration. We are asking for help with 8 of the 13 events we attend. We have to pay bus drivers for their time as well as mileage and gas. One of the trips (Canoeing) listed requires that we provide a cook-out for our students. We have to buy drinks, hamburgers, and hot dogs as well as all the fixings and snacks. Students are involved in setting up the cook-out, again providing the opportunity to learn another life skill.

Mrs. Martin
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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15 donors15 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Activity PVHS Special Olympics Team $302.40
Activity PVHS Special Olympics $176.48
Activity PVHS Special Olympics $114.72
Activity PVHS Special Olympics $283.20
Activity PVHS Special Olympics $122.40
Activity PVHS Special Olympics $91.20
Activity PVHS Special Olympics $99.36

Trip cost

$1,189.76

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$17.85

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,237.61

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$218.40

Total project goal

$1,456.01

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,456.01

12 Donors

-$1,399.54

Donations toward project cost

-$1,237.61

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$161.93

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$56.47

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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