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Mr. Boettcher from Camden NJ is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Light it Up for Lion King!

My students need new theater tech equipment for their first musical production.

  • $535 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are growing up in the city of Camden. Per capita, this city has been rated in the top five most dangerous cities in the past fifteen years. Drugs, poverty, and gun violence has wreaked havoc on this once thriving city and my students are living in the midst of this chaos. They are constantly given the message that they are not good enough for state-of-the-art technology, top line resources, and comfortable classrooms. The lack of resources affects the students every day.

My students need new lighting equipment for their first musical production in a decade.

This gear will make an incredible impact on our shows this year and in the future!

My Project

Our school has not done a musical production in over a decade. The theater we have is grossly ill-equipped. The lighting system we have got stolen or sold by the district. As a result, we are going into our first production with just an archaic spotlight light and fluorescent ceiling lights.

We need new, state-of-the-art lighting equipment to make our cast shine!

These equipment pieces will provide a technical excellence the our productions and blow away our audiences. It will also give our kids greater confidence in their own performance. They will shine on the stage with all of these added pieces to our production.

Mr. Boettcher
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 300 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
JMAZ Crazy Spot 30 Moving Head Light 30-Watt LED with 7 Gobo Patterns For Stage Light Disco DJ Church Wedding Party Show Live Concert Lighting • Amazon Business $99.99 1 $99.99
DMX 512 Metallic Housing Controller - 12 Lights 16 Channels 240 Scenes for Stage Lighting, DJ lights, Lasers, Moving heads & Par Lights • Amazon Business $99.99 1 $99.99
Froggys Fog - 1000 Watt Halloween Fog Machine with Wired Remote Control - All Metal, Impressive Output, Timer and Wireless Control Options • Amazon Business $68.88 1 $68.88
Froggys Fog - 1000 Watt Halloween Fog Machine with Wired Remote Control - All Metal, Impressive Output, Timer and Wireless Control Options • Amazon Business $68.88 1 $68.88
10.2ft Flexible DMX Cable, MFL 3 Pin Signal XLR Male to Female Cable Wire for Stage Lighting DJ Lights, 4 Packs • Amazon Business $27.64 2 $55.28
Froggys Fog - Swamp Juice® (Extreme Hang Time Longest Lasting Fog Fluid) - 1 Gallon • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99

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