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Mr. Weible from Chicago IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Can We Play Mozart Today?

The cost of fifty Violin and Viola case carrying straps and fifteen Cello case carrying straps is $643, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $643 goal

This project expired on June 15, 2006.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Here at Lafayette Elementary, we have a unique program. We have 90 children, from grades 3 through 8 that are learning how to play violins, violas and cellos. These students comprise the largest string orchestra in the Chicago Public School system. We have performed at Orchestra Hall in downtown Chicago and last year we received a Superior rating (highest possible) at the Chicago Fine Arts Concert featuring over 12 different schools. Keeping this program viable and supplied is a financial burden that no one organization can easily deal with. Our sources of funding include the Merit School of Music, The Union League Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago, and of course, Lafayette Elementary. The vagaries of public school annual budgets make our contributions very difficult to anticipate. Therefore, I am desperately seeking out alternative funding sources to supply us with carrying straps for our string instruments. Every little bit helps us meet our needs...and keep children asking questions like "Can we play Mozart today?"

Mr. Weible
Grades 3-5
  • Lafayette Elementary School
  • Chicago, IL
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 95 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Violin and Viola case carrying straps • Sharmusic.com $6.95 50 $347.50
Cello case carrying straps • Sharmusic.com $6.95 15 $104.25

Materials cost

$451.75

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$526.85

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$115.65

Total project goal

$642.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$642.50

7 Donors

-$596.02

Donations toward project cost

-$527.72

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$68.30

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$47.54

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$0.00

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