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Ms. Manigault from Atlanta GA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Music Therapy

Help me give my students the wonderful and beneficial gift of percussion intervention.

  • $623 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school supports the local school district’s continuum of services for students with disabilities, ages 5- 21. The programs provide comprehensive educational and therapeutic support services to students who might otherwise require residential or other more restrictive placements due to the severity of one or more of the characteristics of the disability category of emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD).

My students truly emphasize the quote, "Abilities outweigh disabilities." They are focusing their time in school on learning how to successfully manage their behavior.

We work with each student individually to help them communicate what their personal goals and visions for their futures are, modify their behaviors; and integrate them into their home school.

As the school counselor, I provide intensive therapeutic support to meet the individual needs of each student.

My Project

The students at my school have been identified as having either severe emotional behavior disorders or autism spectrum disorder. The materials will make a difference by allowing me to provide percussion intervention.

Percussion intervention has shown to significantly improve attention to task in children with autism and increase their overall level of engagement with caregivers.

Group music has shown to provide students with social challenges an alternative way to communicate and be in community with others without the worry of being "good at music".

Drumming provides the natural ability of rhythm to calm the human mind and body. Through the conscious use of tempo, instrument choice, and timbre, percussion intervention has proven to help students release excess energy and become calmer - naturally.

Percussion intervention will provide a tremendous benefit to the students served at my school.

Ms. Manigault
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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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
Meinl Djembe with Mahogany Wood - NOT MADE IN CHINA - 10" Medium Size Rope Tuned Goat Skin Head, 2-YEAR WARRANTY (HDJ4-M) • Amazon Business $78.95 1 $78.95
Meinl Darbuka with Hand Engraved Aluminum Shell-Made in Turkey-8" Tunable Synthetic Head, 2-Year Warranty, HE-124) • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Meinl African Talking Drum with Mahogany Wood Shell and Wooden Beater - NOT MADE IN CHINA - Medium Size Goat Skin Heads, 2-YEAR WARRANTY (ATD-M) • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Rhythm Tech Cabasa, Chrome (RT8000) • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
Djembe Drum- African Percussion Drum, Bongo Hand Drum Professional Sound (12") • Amazon Business $38.98 1 $38.98
RockJam 7" and 8" Bongo Drum Set with Padded Bag and Tuning Key, Natural • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Musical Wood Block Percussion Instrument with Mallet • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Tambourine for adults 10 inch Hand Held Drum Bell Birch Metal Jingles Percussion Gift Musical Educational Instrument for Church KTV Party (10 inch) • Amazon Business $12.89 2 $25.78
Foraineam Latin Percussion 4" x 12" Metal Guiro with Scraper Instrument • Amazon Business $21.49 1 $21.49
Foraineam 8 Inches Hand Drum Goatskin Drumhead Wood Frame Drum with Beater • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
ammoon Two Tone Metal A-go-go Bell Cowbell Percussion Instrument with Striker • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
6 Wooden Percussion Musical Egg Maracas Egg Shakers • Amazon Business $9.91 2 $19.82
Canomo 6 Pairs (12 Packs) Rhythm Music Sticks 8 Inch Classical Solid Hardwood Claves Percussion Instrument with a Carry Bag for The Young Musicians(Natural Wood Color) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Grover/Trophy Triangle 3505 • Amazon Business $6.77 1 $6.77
Deluxe Medium 4" Wood Frog Guiro Rasp - Musical Instrument Tone Block • Amazon Business $5.86 1 $5.86

Materials cost

$460.54

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$31.78

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.91

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$529.23

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$93.39

Total project goal

$622.62

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$622.62

3 Donors

-$412.00

Donations toward project cost

-$350.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$61.80

match offer

-$210.62

Match offer toward project cost

-$179.03

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.59

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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