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Ms. Ivy from Malden MA is requesting a classroom visitor through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Community Drum Circle

Help me give my students bring renowned drummer Otha Day to our school for drumming, music and diversity conversations.

  • $842 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Amazing and diverse. Many have lived through or are living through experiences that are financially and emotionally challenging for even adults. They are endlessly resilient.

My students are DACA families.

They are the grandchildren of lifelong residents of our great city. They are the sisters and brothers of countless brave soldiers serving our country.

They are also struggling to get to stay in their homes after job losses, they are trying to eat one good meal each day when they should have three, and they are still full of desire to learn and be better.

My Project

My students stop learning music after grade 4. They have no access to live music and we are such a diverse community with so much to offer.

A community drum circle pulls in the power and strength of my students, their cultures, and our community to make us one.

They will use their bodies, small instruments, and drums from all over the world to create music. Learning how layers of sound and all making same and different sounds to create an amazing single sound allows students to feel connected to each other- WE NEED MUSIC IN OUR LIVES!!! Students will work in smaller groups and in one final large circle.

Ms. Ivy
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 125 students.

8 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Visitor Total
Otha Day $675.00

Visitor cost

$675.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.12

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$715.12

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$126.20

Total project goal

$841.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$841.32

6 Donors

-$596.87

Donations toward project cost

-$545.12

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$51.75

Matching donations from our partners

-$200.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$170.00

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$44.45

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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