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Mr. Parashis from New York NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Ping Pong Alternative to After-School Blues: We Need Table Tennis Part 2.

The cost of this proposal for ping pong paddles, balls and related ping pong equipment for a student after-school table tennis club is $654, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $654 goal

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I am a physical-education teacher at Lower East Side Preparatory School in Manhattan, and I am also a coach. In the off-season, there are very few activities for our students to participate in, and I want to create an opportunity for them to engage in an exciting and fun recreational activity. LESP is a school that serves students who all qualify for the free-lunch program. The idea of this project is to set up a table tennis club. If our project is funded, it will give the students an opportunity to participate in a recreational club and competitive table tennis, as well as giving them an alternative to "hanging around" in the streets. These types of activities are essential for our students. They live in urban areas that have high crime rates, and the longer we keep the students off the streets by providing after-school activities, the more likely they are to be successful later in life. This is part two of a two-part proposal. The first part was a request for funding to purchase a Centrefold 25 Sky Rollaway table tennis table, so the students have the proper surface to play on. This second part is for funding to purchase much needed equipment, such as paddles and balls, and paddles and rubber combo. Funding part or all of this project will guarantee that students will have something to participate in after school. Thank you so much, in advance. Thank you.

Mr. Parashis
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pre-assembled blades/paddles-SENSHU recreational paddle • Martin-Kilpatric Co. Butterfly $59.99 4 $239.96
shakehand blade-andzej grubba-flare handle • Martin-Kilpatric Co. Butterfly $44.99 1 $44.99
rubber-tackifire drive red-1.9 • Martin-Kilpatric Co. Butterfly $40.99 1 $40.99
net and posts-stallion net set • Martin-Kilpatric Co. Butterfly $39.99 2 $79.98
rubber-Sriver FX 2.1 Black • Martin-Kilpatric Co. Butterfly $29.99 1 $29.99
ball product: 4mm tennis balls 3-star in white • Martin-Kilpatric Co. Butterfly $16.99 1 $16.99
ball product: 4mm tennis balls 3-star in orange • Martin-Kilpatric Co. Butterfly $16.99 2 $33.98

Materials cost

$486.88

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$536.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$117.66

Total project goal

$653.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$653.66

2 Donors

-$576.85

Donations toward project cost

-$567.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.85

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$114.61

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$0.00

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