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.

Menu
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.

 

Dr. Fortna from East Orange NJ is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

DWI General Music

Help me give my students unpitched percussion instruments to help make music come to life!

  • $701 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is designated as an institute for finance and entrepreneurship. To succeed in both of these areas we need to cultivate a child's imagination. Students at our school are ready develop and use their imaginations and to absorb, create, and perform the arts through music, movement, and storytelling. To assist in realizing this, the students are in need of several unpitched percussion instruments. These instruments will help our storytelling come to life! Thank you for helping our students realize their potential.

My Project

Imagine Van Gough's Starry Night or Kandinsky's Watercolour No. 6. Both are exceptional works with vibrant colors and striking images. Now imagine the story a child could tell using those images as an impetus. What would the story be and what would it sound like? Using several unpitched percussion instruments, our students can develop their imaginations through musical exploration and tell their story inspired by these paintings and others. This type of imaginative work helps students become stronger readers and well as competent musicians. My students will use these instruments in the general music classroom and in live performance for years to come.

Dr. Fortna
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

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 Dr. Fortna is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rhythm Kit Packages • Woodwind and Brasswind $119.99 2 $239.98
Medium Table Top Chimes • Woodwind and Brasswind $69.99 1 $69.99
Plastic 36-Piece Egg Shakers • Woodwind and Brasswind $44.13 1 $44.13
Medium Agogo Bell • Woodwind and Brasswind $18.99 2 $37.98
Ergonomic Tambourine • Woodwind and Brasswind $33.12 1 $33.12
Finger Cymbals • Woodwind and Brasswind $5.50 4 $22.00
Kids Clatterpillar • Woodwind and Brasswind $9.99 2 $19.98
Sonic Energy Flower of Life Energy Chime • Woodwind and Brasswind $19.90 1 $19.90
Wood Frog Guiro • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.98 2 $17.96
Round Tick Tock Block • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.79 2 $17.58
Clave Pair • Woodwind and Brasswind $3.39 4 $13.56
Foot Tambourine • Woodwind and Brasswind $10.60 1 $10.60
Spring Drum Thunder Tube • Woodwind and Brasswind $9.95 1 $9.95

Materials cost

$556.73

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.35

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$595.08

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$105.01

Total project goal

$700.09

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$700.09

7 Donors

-$446.00

Donations toward project cost

-$379.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$66.90

Matching donations from our partners

-$254.09

Match offers toward project cost

-$215.98

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.11

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"East Orange","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[6732061],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NJ","teacherPossessivePronoun":"their","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":4419751,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":false,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/dwi-general-music/4419751/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":500,"teacherScreenName":"Dr. Fortna","authorIds":{"6732061":{"owner":"Dr. Fortna","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4419751],"proposalHash":"303460214","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-1_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21467171,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":6732061,"schoolCounty":"Essex","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NJ","name":"New Jersey"}}