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  • $425 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Crenshaw
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 10 donors
  • $0 still needed

Violin Bridges Falling Down, Falling Down, Falling Down!

My students need the warped, bent bridges on their violins to be replaced and fitted so they can continue to make beautiful music.

My Students

The bridge is the part of the violin that holds up the strings and creates the tension necessary to make beautiful music. Without a bridge, a violin cannot be played. "Ms. Rebecca!! Ms. Rebecca! The bridge on my violin bending in half!!" a third grader exclaimed. Help us set our bridges straight!

The 1st-5th grade violin program at my low-income, Title I school started with no budget or materials.

However, thanks to teachers, parents, students and staff dedicated to arts integration and to donors who believe in the transformative power of music, we now have a classroom set of violins that students are able to take home. As can be seen by the shift in school culture since the implementation of the violin program, the positive benefits of playing an instrument are numerous. Music education develops a child's 21st century skills through encouraging creativity and fostering collaboration and self-expression. Additionally, the hands-on process of learning violin technique encourages cognitive development and skills that transfer to reading and math, such as critical thinking.

My Project

Our program is now in it's fourth year. Just like with cars, instruments need a tune up every now and then. When a bridge on a violin warps, it makes it difficult to tune and play correctly, something that can be very frustrating for a young violinist. Help us focus on what is important, making beautiful music, by helping us pay for some much-need repairs.

"I love being a violinist," one of my students told me at the end of the school year.

My students are proud to call themselves violinists and equipped with the materials they need to succeed and make music, their passion for music can only grow stronger. I believe in them! Do you?

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Violin Bridge Replacement/Fitting • Schettler Violins $300.00 1 $300.00

Materials cost

$300.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$26.25

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$360.75

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$63.66

Total project goal

$424.41

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$424.41

9 Donors

-$354.25

Donations toward project cost

-$318.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.00

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$20.16

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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10 donors10 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 200 students.

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