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Mr. Diego Lopez from Van Nuys CA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Drumming Up a Beat

Help me give my students a Pentatonic Steel Drum that will inspire creativity and expression.

  • $413 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are full of energy. They are 4 years old. My students enjoy anything that they can touch and manipulate.

My students do not let the language barriers stop them from learning and exploring.

The majority of my students’ first language is Spanish and some are just learning to use their words to communicate with the world.

Our school serves low-income families and with the majority being one-parent families. Our school gives the students the ability to explore STEAM activities while developing the social and emotional skills that will prepare them to be successful in the world.

My Project

My students like music and they like to be active when listening and playing music. They currently have a drum set that is in poor condition but they make the best of it.

A Wild Things Pentatonic Steel Drum would produce a sound that the kids have not heard and will allow my students to be creative.

This steel drum would be for the outdoor music area; therefore, it would be available to all the students in my school.

The drum will be put away at the end of the day to protect it from the weather.

Mr. Diego Lopez
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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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.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
16WT Wild Things Pentatonic Steel Drum • Woodwind and Brasswind $210.00 1 $210.00
PCDR NEW 200-249 ADH PROTECTION PLAN • Woodwind and Brasswind $79.99 1 $79.99

Materials cost

$289.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$26.53

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.35

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$350.87

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$61.92

Total project goal

$412.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$412.79

4 Donors

-$353.96

Donations toward project cost

-$308.37

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.59

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.83

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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