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Mr. Russell from Flint MI is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Drumming Along

Help me give my students a drum kit to show off their drumming skills.

  • $561 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school is a small public charter school that borders four larger public school districts. Our students are mainly inner city kids from low-income areas of the city. These students have been through a lot, i.e., high crime, the city water crisis, and poverty.

My school is a Title I school where 100% of the students are on free breakfast and lunch.

Students also receive a backpack of food to take home on the weekends to make sure they have food at home to eat.

My Project

My students love to drum on their desks showing their creative love of music. Being in a poverty stricken area, beating out a rhythm is one of the few ways these students have to express themselves. I would rather put students on an instrument to create their music on than drumming on their desks or chairs.

Obtaining a drum set will give my students an instrument they can create their ‘beats’ on.

And to show off their drumming skills. I have some real talented drummers who will benefit playing a drum kit. Plus, adding a drum set to our performances will add depth and rhythm to our music.

Mr. Russell
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Encore 5-Piece Drum Kit with Hardware and Cymbals • Woodwind and Brasswind $439.99 1 $439.99

Materials cost

$439.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$476.59

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$84.10

Total project goal

$560.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$560.69

3 Donors

-$311.00

Donations toward project cost

-$264.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$46.65

match offer

-$249.69

Match offer toward project cost

-$212.24

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.45

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$0.00

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