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Ms. Hebard from Oakland CA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Yoga Mats for Kids!

My students need yoga mats to deepen and enhance their yoga experience.

  • $686 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Over the past six years, I have had the absolute privilege of teaching at my school. Cox Academy is located in East Oakland, where the grand majority come from non-English speaking and/or low-income households. Many of the students I teach face high levels of trauma daily, including poverty, violence in the community, hunger and homelessness. My students face many challenges each day and I am in constantly in awe of their resilience and continued passion for learning.

Next year, for the 2018-2019 school year, I have been offered my actual dream job.

I will be teaching all grades at Cox, TK-5, social emotional and leadership skills. Over the summer I will be working to develop a cohesive curriculum to address four main domains: self identity, awareness of others, leadership skills and leadership in action in our community. I will be working with several different community programs to develop my ability to teach mindfulness, meditation and yoga to children and adults. My goal is to empower the students of Cox Academy to develop and grow as students and as members of their community.

My Project

Yoga helps kids and adults manage stress through breathing, awareness, meditation and healthy movement. Yoga helps build concentration and increases their confidence and positive self-image. Yoga makes kids feel part of a healthy, non-competitive group. I am excited to bring yoga, meditation and mindfulness to all students and community members at Cox Academy. These 30 yoga mats will be used by all 600 Cox students during class time, during our after school yoga program and by parents and staff during our community yoga program. These yoga mats will allow students to practice yoga within their own personal spaces and in a safe manner.

Ms. Hebard
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 600 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gofit GF Yoga Mat with Yoga Position Poster Blue • Quill.com $16.64 30 $499.20

Materials cost

$499.20

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$45.68

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.49

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$582.37

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$102.77

Total project goal

$685.14

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$685.14

14 Donors

-$553.24

Donations toward project cost

-$485.26

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$67.98

match offer

-$114.24

Match offer toward project cost

-$97.10

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.14

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

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$0.00

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