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Ms. R.
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Survival of the Fittest Equipment

My students need 12 pairs of dumbbell weights and 12 jump ropes for PE class.

Our school is not a typical high school. It is much smaller, in every sense. We are an alternative high school where there are only four teachers, each of whom teaches more than one subject. The students are referred here because they have fallen behind in credits in their regular schools. We currently have an enrollment of 50 students, all of whom are struggling in various subject areas, and need help every day. Our community is not wealthy; in fact, many families are struggling to survive. Not only in our school, but in our community, we need a change.

Our school has a philosophy of never looking back. We believe we should always improve. That is why our teachers and our principal only want us to have the best education. To have that great education requires having the supplies we need. Unfortunately, we do not always have the funds we need to pay for essential supplies. A major problem that is occurring right now all around the U.S. is obesity, and that is something that must be reduced. Last year only 2% of our students achieved a minimum level of physical fitness, and we are determined to improve on that.

The solution to the problem of low fitness levels is to purchase dumbbell weights for our P.E class. Since we do not have a gymnasium or playground, our fitness class is conducted in a classroom, and focuses primarily on calisthenics. Adding jump ropes and hand weights will make it easier to raise the fitness levels of our students and help them avoid gaining weight in the future. Helping students become fit will improve the quality of their lives, and that is a lasting, positive change.

By making this small donation, you will make a tremendous change in the lives of our students. You will know that the money you invested was for a good cause and your investment will not go to waste. This school is working to make students improve in every aspect of their lives, and by donating, you will be a part of that change.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dumbbells – Purple 2 lbs. (.9kg) Pair of Each • Sportime, Inc. $7.59 8 $60.72
Dumbbells – Green 3 lbs. (1.4kg) Pair of Each • Sportime, Inc. $10.99 4 $43.96
VINYL JUMP ROPE, 8' LONG • Cannon Sports, Inc. $6.75 12 $81.00

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This project will reach 24 students.

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This classroom project was brought to life by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and 2 other donors.

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