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Mrs. C. from Chattanooga TN is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Yes! You Can Hear Me Now!

My students need to be able to hear their music teacher speak and sing. With the Amplivox BeltBlaster Personal Amplifier I will be able to do both without straining or losing my voice.

  • $318 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are the most wonderful kids in the world! Really! They are a very diverse population: African-American, Arabic, Asian, Caucasian, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, Native American...at least 20 languages or dialects are represented. We are a true melting pot population which is approximately 1,150 strong.

We are a Title 1 school with at least 90% of our students qualifying for free or reduced breakfast and lunch programs.

Many of our families are lead by a single parent, a grandparent or a recent immigrant who work at low-wage jobs and, frequently, multiple jobs just to "put food on the table".

My Project

I am an elementary general and instrumental music teacher. I teach approximately 150 - 175 students per day. Usually these students are making music and it is difficult for them to hear my instructions unless I completely stop all sound. Often, it is a simple instruction that, if it could be heard, the music would continue uninterrupted and the adjustments would be made.

For many years I have been able to project my voice so it could be heard above the music but after 35 years of teaching it has become much more difficult.

Colleagues have suggested a personal amplification device. After researching available systems, the Amplivox Belt Blaster looks like it will "fit the bill".

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BeltBlaster PRO Personal Waistband Amplifier, 5 Watts, 1 1/2 lb. • Staples Advantage $236.00 1 $236.00

Materials cost

$236.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.54

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$269.54

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$47.57

Total project goal

$317.11

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$317.11

4 Donors

-$302.11

Donations toward project cost

-$256.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.31

match offer

-$15.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$12.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$2.25

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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