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Mrs. Batdorf from Columbus OH is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Reeds So We Can Succeed

Help me give my students reeds for clarinet and saxophone and swabs for our saxophones to keep them clean and functional.

  • $268 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our urban school is committed to empowering our students to make our community and world a better place. With the help of our school families, we are relentless in the pursuit of success for every student. Our middle school students are capable of great achievement and we feel honored to help them discover it. Our students' success is also dependent on the world they live in.

We must actively work to create a world in which every individual is valued and their talents are honored and encouraged.

We are a Title I middle school that serves students in grades six through eight. Many of our students have experienced challenges in their young lives in the form of homelessness, refugee camps, foster care, or family illness/death, yet our students have a persistent spirit that is a clear strength for them. As a school community, we actively work to support one another. We recognize that some members of our community have experienced trauma and we want to help lessen their burden so that they can learn and grow.

My Project

Our music classroom needs a few basic supplies to help us finish our year strong. We are running low on beginner reeds for clarinet and saxophone. Beginner reeds are not as thick making them easier to play. Giving students a reed that is too thick results in frustration and intonation issues. We also need swabs for our woodwind instruments. Swabs are used to clean the insides of an instrument after each use to remove any moisture. We need to maintain the quality of these instruments because instruments are used year after year.

With your help, we can finish the year on a high note!

Mrs. Batdorf
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 120 students.

10 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rico Bb Clarinet Reeds, Strength 2.5, 50-pack • Amazon Business $81.16 1 $81.16
Pro Tec Protec Clarinet (Bb, A, Bass) / Saxophone (Alto, Tenor, Baritone) Neck and Mouthpiece Body Swab, Model A119 • Amazon Business $11.99 5 $59.95
D'Addario Woodwinds Alto Sax Reeds, Strength 2.5, 25-Pack (RJA2525) • Amazon Business $52.99 1 $52.99

Materials cost

$194.10

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.91

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$227.01

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$40.06

Total project goal

$267.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$267.07

5 Donors

-$186.66

Donations toward project cost

-$173.46

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.20

match offer

-$63.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$53.55

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.45

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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