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Mrs. C. from Indianapolis IN is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

What's in the Wardrobe? Stocking the Choir Closet with Essentials

Help me give my students the essential supplies needed for our choir closet that will improve their health, safety, appearance, cleanliness, uniformity, and well-being.

  • $494 goal

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My Students

My singers come from diverse backgrounds and attend a large urban high school of more than 3,800 students. More than 50% of our students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. Approximately 25% of our school are English language learners (ESL), including refugees and students new to our country. Approximately 25% of my students have special needs with an individual instruction plan.

Many students are not able to pay choir fees or provide their own supplies due to financial need: therefore we try to provide almost everything that the choir students will need for performances so that all can participate.

Many of the students have language barriers, making it hard to communicate with parents regarding costume needs. Although we have great parent support, it is not possible for parents to pay or donate all the funds needed to train and equip a choral program with more than four hundred singers.

Our choirs provide a community and global connection for students. My students are very proud of their performances and want to look and sound their best on stage.

My Project

With choir classes numbering more than fifty singers, our students use many consumable items during a year of performances, contests, and rehearsals.

The students have costume needs such as bobby pins, black socks, knee high hose, velcro, bandages, first aid kits, and under-arm shields that get used throughout the year.

At many of our rehearsals as well as our Madrigal Dinner and Spring Choir competition, we have need for meals and refreshments. Many students do not have time to eat between school and programs and I'm asking for needed snacks that I can have available, such as the WELCH'S Mixed Fruit Snacks and the Frito-Lay Classic Mix Variety Pack.

We write our daily agenda on a whiteboard and need dry erase supplies and we are always in need of sharpened pencils and pens to write notes on our music and compose our weekly reflections. CDs are used to record and store pictures, program song files, and instrumental accompaniments while gloves are needed when we sing our outdoor concerts in the winter.

Many of the consumable items that are in our cache of supplies will be provided by this grant, thus allowing our hard earned fundraising extracurricular funds to be used for new music, new outfits, and field trip buses. We will be able to stretch our budget because we will not have to buy smaller items that tend to eat up so much of our budget without providing a long lasting benefit. The essentials provided in this grant will allow us to expand our performance outreach and improve our variety of music selections, as well additional opportunities we can provide our students through contest participation and visiting artists.

Mrs. C.
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kleinert's Underarm Sweat Pads 24 Premium Quality Absorbent Dress Shields Armpit Guards • Amazon Business $13.99 4 $55.96
6 Pairs Women's Opaque Spandex Trouser Knee High Socks Queen Size 9-11-black • Amazon Business $12.99 4 $51.96
Primera TuffCoat Extreme Media, CD-R Media, 50-Disc Spindle • Amazon Business $38.00 1 $38.00
Amazon Essentials Men's 10-Pack Cotton Lightly Cushioned Crew Socks, Black, Shoe Size: 12-16 • Amazon Business $15.00 2 $30.00
ARTEZA #2 HB Wood Cased Graphite Pencils, Pack of 180, Bulk, Pre-Sharpened with Latex Free Erasers, Bulk pack, Smooth write for Exams, School, Office, Drawing and Sketching • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Snack Chest Care Package (40 Count) Variety Snacks Gift Box - College Students, Military, Work or Home - Over 3 Pounds of Chips Cookies & Candy! • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
BIC Magic Marker Brand Dry Erase Marker, Fine Bullet Tip, Assorted Colors, 12-Count • Amazon Business $16.80 1 $16.80
VersaChalk 100% Natural Chalkboard Cleaner Spray & Eraser Kit (10 oz) for Liquid Chalk Markers, Whiteboards, and Dry Erase Boards • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
350 Count - Variety Hair Pin Case - Bobby Pin Assortment Set by BullfiNch - Compartment Organizer • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Officepal Premium Quality 4-Size Pack of Safety Pins- Top 250-Count – Durable, Rust-Resistant Nickel Plated Steel Set- Best Sewing Accessories Kit for Baby Clothing, Crafts & Arts (More Large Pins) • Amazon Business $7.49 2 $14.98
Frito-Lay Classic Mix Variety Pack, 35 Count • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Size Large - 12 Pairs (24 Gloves) Gloves Legend Parade Fashion Inspection 100% Black Cotton Lisle Gloves • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
VELCRO Brand - Industrial Strength | Indoor & Outdoor Use | Superior Holding Power on Smooth Surfaces | Size 4in x 2in | Strips, Black - Pack of 4 • Amazon Business $5.36 2 $10.72
Cotton Gloves, Anezus 12 Pairs White Cotton Gloves Cloth Serving Gloves for Eczema Moisturizing Dry Hands Coin Jewelry Silver Archival Costume Inspection, Medium Size • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Verbatim Music CD-R 80min 40x with Branded Surface - 25pk Spindle • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Band-Aid Brand Adhesive Bandage Variety Pack for First Aid and Wound Care, Assorted Sizes, 120 ct • Amazon Business $8.88 1 $8.88
Senkary 120 Pack Bobby Pins Hair Pins Bun Hair Pins Bulk with Storage Box, Black (6 cm/ 2.36 Inches) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
WELCH'S Mixed Fruit Snacks, 0.9 Ounce, 40 Count • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
BIC Round Stic Xtra Life Ballpoint Pen, Medium Point (1.0mm), Black, 36-Count • Amazon Business $5.63 1 $5.63
Expo Block Eraser 81505 Dry Erase Whiteboard Board Eraser, Soft Pile, 5 1/8 W x 1 1/4 H - Pack of 2 • Amazon Business $4.94 1 $4.94

Materials cost

$383.67

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.76

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$419.43

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$74.02

Total project goal

$493.45

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$493.45

5 Donors

-$247.00

Donations toward project cost

-$209.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.05

match offer

-$246.45

Match offer toward project cost

-$209.48

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.97

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$0.00

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