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Ms. F. from Chicago IL is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Headphones for Middle School Piano Lab

The cost of 21 sets of Califone Superior Stereo Headphones from SchoolOutfitters.com is $468, 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>.

  • $483 goal

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When I first came to Otis Elementary to teach music in 2002, I walked into a nearly empty classroom. There were no instruments for the students, no music books, no stereo, and no other music related learning materials for me to use. But there was a piano. I played it often during the students' lessons, whether it was for demonstration or to accompany them during singing. It surprised me how amazed they were at watching me play. I had had many students who studied privately at the rural parochial school where I previously worked. But most of these inner city children at my new position come from low-income families who most likely do not have pianos in their homes. More than three years later, the music room at Otis Elementary has seen some changes. Thanks to a generous arts grant through the school board and a principal who is enthusiastic about the arts, we now have Orff instruments, a CD player, recorders, risers, music stands, a full keyboard lab, and more! I am very thankful for the monies that have come our way, but with 650 students in the school, the equipment inevitably sees wear-and-tear every school year that passes. We are desperately in need of new headphones for the keyboards. Due to the size of my room, it is next to impossible to work on the keyboards without them. The students love the piano unit so much, and we would all be so thankful to have sturdier headphones on which to work.

Ms. F.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 400 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Califone SA-740 Superior Stereo Headphones • SchoolOutfitters.com $15.99 21 $335.79

Materials cost

$335.79

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$395.65

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$86.85

Total project goal

$482.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$482.50

1 Donor

-$455.00

Donations toward project cost

-$396.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$27.93

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$0.00

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