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Mrs. Buie from Fort Worth TX is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Everyone Wants to Play the Xylophone!

Help me give my students two brand new soprano xylophones so that we will get closer to having a full classroom set!

  • $872 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher in an inner-city Title 1 school, my students face many challenges in and out of school. The vast majority of my students are English Language Learners, many of them refugees from various countries. Many of my students have special needs that must be met.

My students are also beautifully creative.

They love to explore instruments. They come up with ideas I never would have thought of. They find humor in their mistakes. I learn so much their perspective. They have so much potential, and I love that's it's my job to help them unlock it.

My Project

One of my most favorite things about teaching music is seeing my students work together as a group. One of the best instruments to help facilitate that is the classroom xylophone. Right now my classroom only has enough xylophones for about half a class of students to get their own instrument.

Donations to this project will help to give every student the opportunity to play and create on their own instrument.

Ensemble projects not only teach my students about music, but it also teaches them social skills: how to collaborate with others, how to work with one another kindly, how to share ideas, and how to problem solve. With a full set of xylophones, my students would be able to work together more easily and efficiently to not only create and play beautiful music but also to learn how to be kinder gentler human beings.

Mrs. Buie
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Global Beat Soprano Xylophone with Fiberglass Bars • Woodwind and Brasswind $350.00 2 $700.00

Materials cost

$700.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$740.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$130.68

Total project goal

$871.18

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$871.18

5 Donors

-$804.27

Donations toward project cost

-$687.38

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$116.89

match offer

-$62.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$53.12

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.38

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

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$0.00

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