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Mrs. H. from Atwater CA is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Warm and Light Is Just Right

Help me give my students lightweight and warmer backpacking gear for fall trips into the Sierra.

  • $694 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Students from my senior economics and government classes participate in our Mountain Sports Club, which opens opportunities to explore nature and new environments outside of the regular classroom.

My students challenge themselves and conquer fears, rock climbing and trekking through the Sierras.

This is huge since our district is largely low income. Many of our students' families can not afford visits to the mountains.

They are excited to explore the world through adventure and hope to make the upcoming club bigger than ever.

My Project

Every year our two clubs, ESA and Mountain Sports grow. We will be taking an October trip to the Eastern Sierra with temps dropping to 15-20 degrees overnight with around 20 kids.

Staying warm and reducing weight is our goal with this new gear.

Sleeping bags that are down, which are the warmest, are expensive, so we try to update our gear every chance we can. We hope to increase one warm sleep system with this project. The gear will be specifically used in the back-country where warmth is key.

We have been fortunate to travel to many splendid places in the Sierra and we have froze on occasion too! Bit by bit we will have the warmest, lightest bags for a group of 20 students!

Mrs. H.
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sea to Summit Ascent Down Sleeping Bag, 0 Degrees F, Regular • Amazon Business $428.95 1 $428.95
Sea to Summit Aeros Down Pillow, Lime, Regular • Amazon Business $59.95 1 $59.95
Sea to Summit X Bowl, Red • Amazon Business $16.79 1 $16.79

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