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Mr. Menno from Camden NJ is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Recorders Ready With Cleaning Cloths!

Help me give my students MagicFiber Microfiber Cleaning Cloths to keep recorders clean.

  • $166 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at an inner-city elementary school right in Camden, working with around 500 students. Each student attends my music class and they always come in filled to the brim with energy! They're incredibly active and enthusiastic about discovering new musical concepts. This eagerness never fails to transfer over into my lessons.

My third grade students have especially become more excited since they have started to learn to play the recorder!

Having an actual instrument to hold in their hands seems to have encouraged their passion. Many of these students haven't had the opportunity as of yet to receive genuine experience with wind instruments, and the earlier they start, the better it would be in the long run if they want to continue pursuing music.

While we have managed to get each student their own recorder to practice and perform with, there are still some materials we are lacking in. Specifically, cleaning cloths for the instruments. Keeping our equipment sanitary will not only keep the students motivated to continue their practicing, but also promote a sense of responsibility in each students taking care of their assigned instrument. Please lend us a hand, and help us keep these recorders clean!

My Project

My third grade students have just been introduced to the recorder in music class, and it is a long step-by-step process. Learning about the instrument's origin, how to hold it, the appropriate posture and breathing technique involved are just the beginning steps needed. Now that they have started to actually play it though, the next step is maintaining it.

A recorder should come with a cleaning rod as well as a cleaning cloth, and unfortunately, most of my recorders are lacking cloths.

In order to keep the instrument sanitary and in proper working condition, both tools are needed. The cloth is placed into and around the rod, which is then inserted into the instrument to wipe down the saliva and as well as any excess food particles. If each of my students were able to get a cloth of their own for their instruments, it will be one more factor that will allow them to perform to the best of their ability!

Mr. Menno
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
MagicFiber Microfiber Cleaning Cloths, 30 PACK • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
MagicFiber Microfiber Cleaning Cloths, 30 PACK • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
MagicFiber Microfiber Cleaning Cloths, 30 PACK • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
MagicFiber Microfiber Cleaning Cloths, 30 PACK • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
MagicFiber Microfiber Cleaning Cloths, 30 PACK • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
MagicFiber Microfiber Cleaning Cloths, 6 PACK • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

Materials cost

$108.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.63

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$140.57

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.81

Total project goal

$165.38

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$165.38

3 Donors

-$100.19

Donations toward project cost

-$85.16

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.03

match offer

-$65.19

Match offer toward project cost

-$55.41

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.78

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$0.00

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