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Ms. Bigman from Summerville SC is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Take a Deep Breath

Help me give my students an outlet to express their anger and frustration in a positive way.

  • $244 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Working at one of the largest elementary schools in the district brings along opportunities to work with students and families of diverse backgrounds.

Most of our families are low income, and often our students experience homelessness and little food.

While at school, our students know they are safe and provided two meals a day along with snacks. As their school counselor, I am able to provide to some of them the only constant they have in their lives.

My students know I am always there for them no matter what, and that I love them very much. One of my favorite parts of my day is greeting them each morning with a smile and a big hug.

My Project

Quite often I meet with students who are having difficult moments at school and home. They find themselves without an outlet to release their sadness and/or frustration. Unfortunately, students have broken objects in my room for all their pent up emotions, and I sincerely would love to provide other options.

With having resources in my office such as the requested kinetic sand and a punching bag will allow my students the perfect place and a great way to empty out all those feelings appropriately.

Your donation will be a career long gift for my students, and I will be appreciative of anything you are able to give.

Ms. Bigman
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The One and Only Kinetic Sand, 3lbs Beach Sand for Ages 3 and Up (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $12.97 4 $51.88
Punching Ball with Stand and Gloves - Height Adjustable - Great Exercise & Fun Activity for Kids by TechTools • Amazon Business $49.95 1 $49.95
Eforoutdoor Fitness Punching Bag Heavy Punching Bag Inflatable Punching Tower Bag Freestanding Children Fitness Play Adults De-Stress Boxing Target Bag 5.25ft • Amazon Business $33.45 1 $33.45
The One and Only Kinetic Sand, Folding Sand Box with 2lbs of Kinetic Sand • Amazon Business $28.00 1 $28.00

Materials cost

$163.28

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$11.51

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.45

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$207.24

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$36.57

Total project goal

$243.81

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$243.81

8 Donors

-$198.00

Donations toward project cost

-$172.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.95

match offer

-$41.40

Match offer toward project cost

-$35.19

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.21

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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