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Mrs. Kerr from Linden TX is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Student-led project

We Play for Fun, Exercise, and Learning

Help us get outdoor play equipment like footballs, volleyballs, kickballs, and frisbees to be active and play during out outdoor time.

  • $391 goal

This project expired on January 12, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

About My Students

Exceeding beyond expectations perfectly sums up my students. Every day, students here come to school with challenges far beyond their years, but every single day, they are able to amaze me. The kids at this school are a little bit of everything. Yes, the kids are some of the lowest income around, but they also are some of the highest achievers. They are a mix of ethnicity, languages, and homes, but they can be resourceful and use every advantage given to them. These kids don't have everything, but they are just as amazing as a student who does.

There is nothing I love more than seeing our students achieve despite their circumstances.

People often believe that once students get to junior high, that play time is over. But free play and activity allows students to continue to exercise and learn social skills such as empathy and team work. Junior High students need more than ever to learn and nurture these skills.

We allow our students to spend time after lunch engaging in free play, but as of now, they have no equipment to play with. This project will allow them to have equipment to play as teams and exercise.

In Their Own Words

Our goal is for us and our classmates to be active and enjoy our time outside. Health and gym are fun, but they are structured, and we want time to really play and enjoy each other. We want to have outdoor equipment to run, play, and be with our classmates.

This will be a great leadership opportunity for all of us. We can work to include each and every classmate in the activities. As a student group, we should exhibit leadership, and a great way to do that is to seek out students who are not participating and encourage them to join us and make friends while they are doing it.

Our school is labeled as 'low income' and many of the traits of low income can be seen in our school. This project would help keep obesity in check because students are working out. They also are able to form relationships and bonds with each other. One great advantage is that students get to engage in play that they otherwise might not get to do at home.

Mrs. Kerr
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 210 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HOOPS 36'' ULTRAHOOPS SET OF 6 • School Specialty $67.58 1 $67.58
Wilson NFL Official TDS Football • DICK'S Sporting Goods $17.99 2 $35.98
Speedo Ventilator Mesh Equipment Bag (One Size) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $15.50 2 $31.00
Franklin MLB Youth Kickball Set • DICK'S Sporting Goods $14.99 2 $29.98
JUMP ROPE NYLON WITH KNOT END 16 SET OF 6 • School Specialty $27.75 1 $27.75
Innova Pulsar Ultimate Disc (175G) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $9.99 2 $19.98
Franklin Vibrant Volleyball • DICK'S Sporting Goods $9.99 2 $19.98
JUMPROPE GRADESTUFF SOLID COLOR LINK 9FT SET OF 6 • School Specialty $16.82 1 $16.82
Nike Pitch Training Soccer Ball (4) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $11.99 1 $11.99
Franklin Vibrant Series 5 Ball • DICK'S Sporting Goods $4.99 2 $9.98

Materials cost

$271.04

Vendor shipping charges

$27.11

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.07

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$332.22

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$58.63

Total project goal

$390.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$390.85

2 Donors

-$207.92

Donations toward project cost

-$176.73

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.19

match offer

-$182.93

Match offer toward project cost

-$155.49

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.44

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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