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Mr. Lodge from Dillon SC is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

African Drums for Poor Children

My students need 7 African drums called djembes.

  • $622 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

90% of the students in my school live in poverty and have limited educational opportunities. I teach elementary music (1st-3rd grade) in two elementary schools in the district. The district these students go to school in is desperately in need of money. The district was featured in a recent law suit and movie called the "Corridor of Shame" which focused on the unequal educational opportunities for students in rural South Carolina schools.

The school gives each special area teacher a small allotment of money each year. The money is nowhere close to what I need to buy quality music instruments.

I need a collection of 7 African drums to use in the classroom for a variety of educational experiences. Elementary students need to learn and experience rhythm at this young age and drums will help them do this. I would like the students to participate in a drum circle. Being actively engaged in drum circles will promote music learning as well as much needed social skills.

Without some outside financial help, it will take years to purchase enough drums for every student.

Mr. Lodge
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 700 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kids Percussion Djembe (Djembe 14x8) • Woodwind & Brasswind $59.99 7 $419.93

Materials cost

$419.93

Vendor shipping charges

$41.99

State sales tax

$21.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$510.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$111.95

Total project goal

$621.95

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$621.95

2 Donors

-$291.18

Donations toward project cost

-$255.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.18

match offer

-$300.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$246.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$54.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$19.80

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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