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Mr. M. from Bronx NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Together In Rhythm - Drums (Djembe) for Elementary School Music Program in the Bronx

The cost of this proposal is $550, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $567 goal

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Drum circles are a fantastic approach to team building, so much so that corporations sometimes hire drum circle facilitators to come in and help their employees develop a closer team feeling. Children can benefit greatly from learning to play drums in a community of their peers as well. In my experience, this is particularly true in an inner-city environment, where children far too often resolve minor conflicts with shouting and violence. I'm an elementary school music teacher looking to teach drumming within my music program at PS 90x in the Bronx. To do this, I need about 25 Djembe drums. These are African hand drums that the kids can learn to play very quickly. The funding is, of course, difficult to obtain in an inner-city school (over 90% of our students qualify for the free-lunch program, to give you an idea of the economics of the community). So, I'm hoping that some generous donors will provide either their full or partial help towards this goal. Whatever you can contribute is greatly appreciated. By the way, I teach the entire 4th grade, which is about 260 students. My classes are usually made up of about 20 - 25 students, so I need about 25 drums in total. However, I'm looking to build that in small amounts. Whatever amount you can contribute towards this goal will make a huge difference. Each Djembe drum costs $99. So far, I've obtained 8 of the 25 I need. My students have not had a music program before this year and they have been very enthusiastic about it now that they do have it. There is a lot of talent in these children and you can help provide the opportunity for them to develop it. Thank you.

Mr. M.
Grades 3-5
  • PS 90 George Meany
  • Bronx, NY
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 250 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fancy Carved Ghana Djembe • African Treasures $99.00 4 $396.00

Materials cost

$396.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$464.33

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$101.93

Total project goal

$566.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$566.26

3 Donors

-$544.97

Donations toward project cost

-$465.01

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$79.96

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$22.12

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$0.00

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