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Ms. Kennedy from Hendersonville NC is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A Love of Music

Help me give my students 2 sets of recorders and percussion instruments to afford my students the opportunity to learn music and grow their brains!

  • $338 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are bright and funny 8, 9, and 10 year olds. Even though they face many life challenges, they show determination and grit everyday!b Moreover, they are compassionate and caring students that look after each other and our classroom community. They shine as leaders not only in the classroom, but in the entire school.

Coming from a small rural area, my students are often labeled as disadvantaged.

However, they have high expectations for themselves. They set personal and academic goals for themselves and they go after those goals with tenacity!

My Project

My school is fortunate to have a visual art program. However, like many elementary schools, music is no longer funded. Research shows that musical education develops the part of the brain responsible for language and reasoning. Additionally, students that learn music put more effort into their other academics. By having regular access to recorders and percussion instruments, students will begin learning the basics of musical training. This education in music will grow their brains and figuratively and literally.

Without access to these materials my students will not have the opportunity to develop a love of music that will elevate their academics.

Ms. Kennedy
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters 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
SOPRANO RECORDER VALU BNDL 25PK • Woodwind and Brasswind $69.95 2 $139.90
Rhythm Kit Packages • Woodwind and Brasswind $94.99 1 $94.99

Materials cost

$234.89

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$18.32

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$286.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$50.60

Total project goal

$337.33

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$337.33

4 Donors

-$158.94

Donations toward project cost

-$155.19

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

match offer

-$154.75

Match offer toward project cost

-$131.54

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.21

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$23.64

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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