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Mr. Becker from Charlotte NC is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Head, SHOULDERS, Knees, and Toes

The cost of 22 Violin Shoulder Rests is $680, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $694 goal

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Hi! I am a string orchestra teacher in a middle and high school in Charlotte, North Carolina. I work in a low income school, yet my students are inquisitive, motivated, and are eager to learn. Playing a musical instrument can be very expensive. Not only do you need an instrument, but you need music, rosin, a bow, a chin rest, a shoulder rest, etc. Many of my students have to borrow school instruments because they simply cannot afford to buy or rent their own instrument from a music store. One very important tool to playing the violin and viola is to have a shoulder rest. A shoulder rest is padded and fits the shoulder to help hold the violin or viola comfortably in the proper playing position. In this proposal, I am asking for several shoulder rests in different sizes. The cost for each shoulder rest is small, but when combined with the other costs in playing an instrument, many students choose to either use a piece of foam, or no shoulder rest at all! I appreciate your time in reading my proposal and helping my students play wonderful music.

Mr. Becker
Grades 6-8
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 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kun Super Viola Shoulder Rest Size 15-16 • Southwest Strings $22.20 4 $88.80
Kun Super Violin Shoulder Rest Size 4/4 • Southwest Strings $20.90 12 $250.80
Kun Super Violin Shoulder Rest Size 3/4-1/2 • Southwest Strings $20.00 6 $120.00

Materials cost

$459.60

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$568.88

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$124.88

Total project goal

$693.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$693.76

3 Donors

-$667.81

Donations toward project cost

-$569.72

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$98.09

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$26.97

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$0.00

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