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Mr. Manes from Jersey City NJ is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Continued Upgrades to the Piano Lab

My students need continuing improvement to the piano lab, as older instruments are starting to wear out. As students become more advanced, we are in need of another full-size keyboard.

  • $1,104 goal

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My Students

We are a public elementary school located in Jersey City, NJ, serving children in Kindergarten through the 5th Grade. While we are located in the downtown area, our students come from all over the city.

Our student population is diverse in the truest sense of the word: A few months ago, I made a list by asking my students where they or their families were from, and promptly received these answers: Japan, Senegal, Germany, Pakistan, India, France, Korea, Philippines, Ireland, Benin, Dominican Republic, China, Puerto Rico, Ireland, Ecuador, Russia, and Thailand.

My Project

The piano lab at Public School 16 has become more robust as the years have progressed. When it started in 2007, we had 5 Casio 51-key keyboards, all of which were donations to the school. Now, as the quality of students in our piano program continues to improve, older instruments are starting to wear out, as well as the students are growing out of the instruments that are not full-size. This project seeks to augment the instruments that we have. In addition to a new 88-key keyboard, currently, our students sit in classroom chairs to practice. As the music teacher, I have long wanted to replace these with piano stools, which would be more appropriate.

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Privia PX160GD Digital Piano • Woodwind and Brasswind $499.99 1 $499.99
PKBB1 Keyboard Bench • Woodwind and Brasswind $29.99 6 $179.94
Yamaha HPH-50B Compact Closed-Back Headphones, Black • Amazon Business $29.99 5 $149.95
KS8291 Heavy-Duty Deluxe X ERGO-LOK Keyboard Stand • Woodwind and Brasswind $64.95 1 $64.95

Materials cost

$894.83

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$13.42

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$938.25

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$165.57

Total project goal

$1,103.82

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,103.82

11 Donors

-$543.09

Donations toward project cost

-$476.63

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$66.46

match offer

-$543.08

Match offer toward project cost

-$461.62

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$81.46

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

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$0.00

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