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Mrs. Baumgarner from Oklahoma City OK is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Strings for Strings Class

My students need extra A and D strings for their instruments.

  • $169 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Wow! That actually sounded good!" My heart is full when I hear my students get excited about playing music together. I am blessed to teach at a Title I school in Oklahoma City that values the importance of the arts in each child's education. Even though many of my students face challenges such as poverty and homelessness, they come to school with a smile and desire to learn. Their resiliency inspires me to be the best teacher I can possibly be!

My Project

Stringed instruments are extremely sensitive to changes in temperature. This time of year, the constant fluctuation between cold nights and warm afternoons causes them to expand and contract multiple times a day. This results in the strings rubbing against the bridge and nut, wearing down, and breaking more easily. The instruments at our school are shared between all grades, third through fifth, and are put through a lot of use. A and D strings are used most often for beginning students and wear out more quickly. My students are loving strings and improving every day, but our stash of extra strings is starting to dwindle.

Mrs. Baumgarner
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Red Label Violin D String • Woodwind and Brasswind $4.49 10 $44.90
Red Label Violin A String • Woodwind and Brasswind $4.29 10 $42.90
Red Label Viola A String • Woodwind and Brasswind $3.95 4 $15.80

Materials cost

$103.60

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$8.44

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.55

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$143.59

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.34

Total project goal

$168.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$168.93

2 Donors

-$84.46

Donations toward project cost

-$71.79

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.67

match offer

-$84.47

Match offer toward project cost

-$71.80

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.67

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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