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 »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

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. C. from Gastonia NC is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

SportsMatter: Help Bring Softball Back to Our School

My students need bats for softball games and practice since most cannot afford to buy one of their own.

  • $822 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at a high school in Gastonia, NC where we are considered a low-income school. Over 85% of our students receive free or reduced price lunch and do not have the funds to buy materials for class or extra-curricular activities.

Our students are some of the best in the county and we need to treat them as such!

The world is changing and so are the students that we teach. It requires new and innovative strategies to help these students explore and reach their potential.

My Project

I want to bring softball back to the Ashbrook community! Ten years ago, we were the best in the league, but it is going to take a lot of hard work to get us back to the top.

I am asking for two team bats for my softball team to use during practices and games.

Most players cannot afford to buy a bat for themselves, so I would like to provide two for the team to use for this season and next. Our funding covers our general needs, but it does not include extras like team bats and our girls could benefit greatly from this opportunity.

Ms. C.
Grades 9-12
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

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

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. C. is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Louisville Slugger Xeno Plus Fastpitch Bat 2017 (-9) - ONE COLOR - 33 IN / 24 OZ • DICK'S Sporting Goods $299.99 1 $299.99
DeMarini CF8 Fastpitch Bat 2016 (-11) - ONE COLOR - 33 IN / 22 OZ • DICK'S Sporting Goods $259.97 1 $259.97

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


3 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


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

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Gastonia","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[3615492],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NC","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":2298249,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":24,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. C.","authorIds":{"3615492":{"owner":"Ms. C.","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[2298249],"proposalHash":"-839440777","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20773355,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MzcxMjg1Nw==","MzYxNTQ5Mg==","NDE2MjY1Mw==","MjgyNDU2"],"teacherId":3615492,"schoolCounty":"Gaston","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NC","name":"North Carolina"}}