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Mrs. Robinson from Rowlett TX is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hand Bells For Students With Needs

My students need new handbells, handbell cards, and handbell case to start our handbell choir for students with disabilities.

  • $276 goal

This project expired on May 12, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

For some of our students, learning to play recorder and mallet instruments is a struggle, but at the same time they want to learn music.

We are a Title I public school with a special needs program for children with disabilities.

We have around ten students in this program. This students range from 1st grade to 4th grade. They are wonderful kids who enjoy music so much, but they struggle with the dexterity required to play an instrument.

My Project

I want to give these students an opportunity to learn music in a way that is fun and easy for them. These handbells are designed to be played either in the hand or sitting on the desk. This helps for those who may not have the ability to hold an instrument. These bells will give them the opportunity to participate in a small ensemble together and learn to create their own music. It will allow them to practice and perform music together. Eventually, I hope to branch the bell choir out to other students in the school and give them the opportunity to work side-by-side. My students need new handbells, handbell cards, and handbell case to start our handbell choir for students with disabilities.

When I worked for a retirement health care facility, I formed a bell choir with the patients there.

These were people with Alzheimer's, dementia, and physical disabilities. These people fell in love with the bells, and we noticed that learning to play music with these bells was helping them with memory and motor skills. I believe that giving these kids this opportunity will provide them with similar benefits.

Mrs. Robinson
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
20-Note Hand/Desk Bell Set • Woodwind & Brasswind $144.99 1 $144.99
Handbell Melody Cards • Woodwind & Brasswind $23.99 1 $23.99
RB117EX Hand/Desk Bell Case • Woodwind & Brasswind $31.99 1 $31.99

Materials cost

$200.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.01

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$233.98

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$41.29

Total project goal

$275.27

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$275.27

2 Donors

-$137.63

Donations toward project cost

-$116.99

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.64

match offer

-$137.64

Match offer toward project cost

-$116.99

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.65

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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