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Ms. Thiel from Brooklyn NY is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Splat, Splat, Our Balls Are Flat!

Help me give my students the new gym equipment needed to get them bouncing!

  • $565 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a Physical Education Teacher in a Title I, (low income) early childhood center in Brooklyn, New York. The staff at my school go above and beyond to give the students the tools necessary to be successful in life. Many of my students do not participate in physical activities outside of the school setting, therefore it is very important to get them moving in class.

My students are enthusiastic bundles of energy!

The children look forward to gym days and can't wait to play. There is no better feeling than seeing the excitement on their faces as they enjoy their journey towards good health!

My Project

My gym equipment is well used. Unfortunately this means that a lot of the gear is old and needs replacement. Sadly, the desire to buy new equipment is hindered by my lack of sufficient funds.

Our ball bladders leak and our Frisbees have flown the coop!

Over the years, many children have enjoyed the use of the basketballs and soccer balls in our gym but alas, all good things must come to an end. Once a week I have to refill the balls because they will no longer hold the air. It's only a matter of time before they will become totally useless. How can a child learn to dribble when our balls are flat?

Ms. Thiel
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

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 175 students.

12 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Size 4 Hand-Sewn Soccer Balls - 6-Color Set • Nasco $59.95 2 $119.90
Official Size 5 Footballs - 6-Color Set • Nasco $52.95 2 $105.90
Tachikara Intermediate Basketballs - Womens Size 6 28-12 in. - Set of 6 • Nasco $49.95 2 $99.90
Rainbow Flying Discs • Nasco $14.95 2 $29.90
28 in. x 40 in. Mesh Ball Bag - Yellow • Nasco $7.95 3 $23.85
28 in. x 40 in. Mesh Ball Bag - Orange • Nasco $7.95 3 $23.85

Materials cost

$403.30

Vendor shipping charges

$40.33

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.05

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$479.68

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$84.65

Total project goal

$564.33

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$564.33

10 Donors

-$314.92

Donations toward project cost

-$271.43

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.49

match offer

-$245.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$208.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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