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.


Mr. Larsen from Sacramento CA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Devoted Drummers Seek Music, Camaraderie, and Expression

My students need essential drumming practice supplies to build solo and collaborative drumming mastery.

  • $233 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school has many aspiring drummers who are seeking a way to build community, inspire one another, and elevate their level of play and opportunities to perform. From 7th-12 grade, our students can use drumming to build camaraderie, mentorship, and art. Their shared passion for drumming and music has often created unlikely pairings, like in last year's talent show performance when a hesitant 7th grader and boisterous 10th grader shared weeks of mentorship, practice, and the stage.

Many of our students come from backgrounds that do not provide many opportunities to explore and engage in music and shared performance.

At a crossroads between desire and experience, they need more to bring depth and meaning to their education. They need the structure of a regular club and the guidance of a committed teacher. They need basic supplies to get this club off the ground.

My Project

Many students at our school scratch out a musical existence on their own. Some are qualified drummers who perform in niche bands or annual talent shows. Many more are aspiring musicians who need access to free, basic musical education.

These drumsticks and practice pads will help our school start a passionate but unfunded drum club.

Devoted students will meet before and after school and at lunch to share their enthusiasm for drumming. These pads and sticks will facilitate rudimentary instruction of drumming. They will enable us to form a club that will grow each month and each year. They will enable students who cannot afford these musical basics to join the experience.

Music clubs nurture the culture and environment of a school. Like sports teams, they often provide the motivation for students to engage positively with other students and teachers, and to raise their academic performance as they feel the power of education and inclusion.

Mr. Larsen
Grades 6-8
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 Mr. Larsen is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
12-Pack Drumsticks • Woodwind and Brasswind $39.99 2 $79.98
Chop Builder Practice Pad • Woodwind and Brasswind $17.95 4 $71.80

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


2 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


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

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Sacramento","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[5739661],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"his","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3532813,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":30,"teacherScreenName":"Mr. Larsen","authorIds":{"5739661":{"owner":"Mr. Larsen","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3532813],"proposalHash":"-100626821","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21256434,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MzQ4MjY0","NTI3NDg4Nw==","NTg0MzgyNA=="],"teacherId":5739661,"schoolCounty":"Sacramento","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}