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Mrs. Rivera from Oklahoma City OK is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Safe and Sound: Combinations for Success

My students need locks for our instrument cabinets to help prevent theft and damage to our instruments.

  • $422 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a Band teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, my band students work hard to become better musicians!

My students are energetic, eager, and love being a part of the band!

They love learning new music and music concepts and enjoy performing, not only inside our school at sporting events and pep rallies, but in competitions and concerts, as well.

Many of them are being raised in single-parent households and receive a free lunch based on their socioeconomic status. These things may not provide them with the life experiences many of us see as "typical". For example, it is typical for most band students to own their own instruments, but due to circumstances out of their control, this is a very difficult "typical" to accomplish for mine.

From the minute they walk in the door of my band room, I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I try to give them the best musical experience and care in our time together.

My Project

I am so proud of my students and what we have accomplished this year. We resurrected our band program from scratch and have been steadily growing musicians, building instrument and supply inventory, and creating wonderful and meaningful memories the past 3 years with the help of DonorsChoose. As we grow in size and equipment, my students and I want to make sure that our valuable instruments are kept safe. We are requesting combination locks.

We are asking for help in acquiring combination locks so that we can continue to make sure our instruments remain safe and are available for students to use for many years to come.

Not only do we want to keep our school-owned instruments safe, but some of our students must keep their personal instruments at school as well and we want to make sure that there is a safe place for these as well. We fill combination locks are a small request that will have big gains for the future.

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

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This project will reach 40 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Puroma 2 Pack Combination Lock 4 Digit Padlock for School Gym Locker,Sports Locker,Fence,Toolbox,Case,Hasp Storage(Black) • Amazon Business $9.99 30 $299.70

Materials cost

$299.70

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$24.43

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$358.63

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$63.29

Total project goal

$421.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$421.92

5 Donors

-$228.46

Donations toward project cost

-$206.94

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.52

match offer

-$178.46

Match offer toward project cost

-$151.69

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.77

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$15.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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