You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
See this teacher's page

Ms. Schmitz from Binghamton NY is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Better Storage for a Better Orchestra and Band Classroom!

Help me give my students optimal storage that is within reach and at the front of the classroom! We have a small classroom, which is a shared space between the band teacher and myself.

  • $319 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am an orchestra teacher, and I teach a wonderful group of 3-5th string students! My students are fantastic to work with, all working very hard every day to achieve their musical goals. We have a lot of fun in the classroom making music together! One of my favorite things to do with my students is to connect with them, and to build relationships. Building relationships has also been incredibly important with our student population. I always want my students to know I am there for them, not just as their orchestra teacher, but as a mentor and a trusted adult. My kids are very bright and kind!

My Project

My students and I share our orchestra space with band. It is a small room to begin with, which does not provide optimal space for storage. After making some measurements, it seems this item would fit perfectly at the front of the room, next to my desk, and also next to or under the whiteboard!

Right now, I have things stacked above a cabinet, where only I can reach.

These are useful supplies for instruments that my students could easily access on their own without my reach. I also like my space to be nice and neat, and so a lot of the storage we already have appears to be more cluttered. This item would be the perfect height and width for my students to access materials such as extra sponges, rosin, and music. I can also store some other items in the cubbies, or even throw in some decorations because there are so many cubbies included!

Ms. Schmitz
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

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.

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Schmitz is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wood Designs Contender 27 1/4"H Fully Assembled 12 Cubby Storage Unit Without Tubs, Baltic Birch • Staples Advantage $236.99 1 $236.99

Materials cost

$236.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.55

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$270.54

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$47.74

Total project goal

$318.28

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$318.28

5 Donors

-$257.00

Donations toward project cost

-$223.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.75

match offer

-$55.64

Match offer toward project cost

-$47.29

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.35

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Binghamton","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[6285616],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NY","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":4483596,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/better-storage-for-a-better-orchestra-an/4483596/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":45,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Schmitz","authorIds":{"6285616":{"owner":"Ms. Schmitz","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4483596],"proposalHash":"2046168725","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/orig/tp6285616_orig.jpg?crop=1:1,smart&width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1602297905342","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21360660,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NjI1Mzc0Mg==","NjI4NTYxNg==","MzI0OTI2MQ==","NjgxMTQ0Nw==","MTEyNzA1NQ==","NjQ2NzEzOA=="],"teacherId":6285616,"schoolCounty":"Broome","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NY","name":"New York"}}