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Mr. Shacklett from Camden NJ is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Xylophones Needed!

My students need their first set of Orff instruments so they can deepen their musical experience.

  • $752 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Deep in the heart of our city, there lies a magical place where brilliant children, more than 90% of whom receive free breakfast and lunch, survive the struggles of their daily lives and work tooth and nail to exceed all expectations in the face of severe poverty and one of the highest crime rates in the country.

My students surprise me every day.

They are some of the most creative and energized kids I've seen, and in a school with such rigorous academics, challenging curricula, and the highest expectations, the need for creative outlets such as music is vital in helping to mold well-rounded people and reaching the whole child.

My Project

When you think of your childhood music rooms, what comes to mind? In most cases, a set of xylophones is surely part of that picture. Xylophones, glockenspiels, and vibraphones have been a major staple in the music classroom for decades, and rightly so.

These instruments open up a child's musical world so much more than basic rhythm instruments by allowing opportunities to create chords, melodies, accompaniments, and improvisations.

Unfortunately, my students are not awarded the luxury of these fantastic musical tools, leaving a gap in their musical development. The addition of these instruments would greatly impact my students' musical experience and contribute to the basic music competence they all deserve.

Mr. Shacklett
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Diatonic Alto Glockenspiel with Mallets • Woodwind and Brasswind $99.99 4 $399.96
Global Beat Soprano Glockenspiel • Woodwind and Brasswind $100.00 2 $200.00

Materials cost

$599.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$638.96

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$112.76

Total project goal

$751.72

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$751.72

1 Donor

-$375.86

Donations toward project cost

-$319.48

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$56.38

match offer

-$375.86

Match offer toward project cost

-$319.48

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$56.38

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$0.00

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