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Ms. Whitecotton from Taylor MI is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Confidence Through Ukuleles!

Help me give my students the chance to experience the joys of performance. We have ukuleles from a different brand that are older, broken, and unable to stay in tune. We are unable to perform as a group.

  • $573 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My music students are a gifted and enthusiastic group!

Many of them come from lower income families with little access to extra school supplies or materials to have creative outlets at home.

Our school is located in a suburb of Detroit. Our school encourages a love and appreciation for the arts. Many of our students find their music class to be their own special time during the day to take a break from academics and dive into a different kind of learning - one based on creativity and personal expression.

My Project

Right now, we have many old and broken ukuleles, and not enough of these even for the whole class. This means that some students sit out and have to switch watching/playing with their stand partner. The sound quality of the usable ukuleles is not great.

Having this project funded would allow for a more complete and fulfilling musical experience.

The students would be able to better understand the sound of the different chords. They would also have a more consistent experience, being able to play more frequently.

When you have a quality instrument you can rely on, you experience more confidence when playing. Confidence also grows when you successfully share your knowledge with others. Funding this project would mean that the students could perform with confidence, thereby growing their own personal confidence.

Ms. Whitecotton
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
MU40 Soprano Ukulele • Woodwind and Brasswind $44.99 10 $449.90

Materials cost

$449.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$486.65

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.88

Total project goal

$572.53

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$572.53

1 Donor

-$486.65

Donations toward project cost

-$486.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$85.88

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$0.00

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