I just ran across this great site that allows you to give much needed help to the teachers in our US schools.
This site, donorschoose.org helps teachers looking for materials (like drums) to find donors to help out. You get to decide exactly what project or school you donate to.
The nice thing about it is that the site uses the crowdsourcing idea where even if you donate tiny amounts, it still helps because there are many others doing the same thing. Kind of like the "tiny streams coming together eventually becoming a great river" idea.
Of course, I found the particular part of the site where teachers are looking to get drums for their students for group drumming in the classroom. I've seen first hand, as I'm sure many of you have, the confidence, self-esteem, sense of community, and joy that drumming with others provides.
The way I see it, the more drumming we have in our schools the better :)
Help out here..