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 »
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.

See this teacher's page

Mrs. Thompson-Chapman from Crown City OH is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Ear-Resistible Way To Add A Drum Set for My Kiddos!

Help me give my students an electric drum set to use in their concerts and assemblies.

  • $370 goal

This project expired on January 19, 2020.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I would like to first describe my demographics: I travel between two small schools and teach over 200 K-5th grade students. We are a rural community with a “Highest Poverty” rating. Even though we are not a wealthy community, my students still have a great deal of pride and energy. The kids are excited about music and love to actively engage in making music.

I am proud to say that my students LOVE coming to music class!

It makes my day to walk in the door and hear "YES...WE HAVE MUSIC TODAY!" I am constantly attacked by hugs and gratefully adorned with pictures and drawings about music.

I can truly say that my students are excited about music!

My Project

My students are really starting to embrace the idea of "Live" accompaniments and we are working to pull away from "Canned" music in our concerts.

We are a "Leader In Me" school and I asked my students what their hobbies were and we are working to create "Wildly Important Goals" (WIGS).

I was amazed at how many of them said they would love to learn to play the drum set.

What was even more amazing was that I currently have a few students that have drum sets at home...and they are interested in learning how to READ the music and play at our concerts.

If I had these tools in my classroom I could truly encourage them to learn to read the rhythms and compose their own ideas to share their talents with others during our many assemblies and in our concerts.

Mrs. Thompson-Chapman
Grades 3-5
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

1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 200 students.

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 Mrs. Thompson-Chapman is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SD200 Electronic Drum Kit with Mesh Snare • Woodwind and Brasswind $279.99 1 $279.99

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


1 Donor


Donations toward project cost


Donations 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":"Crown City","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[3489469],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"OH","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":4495531,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":200,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Thompson-Chapman","authorIds":{"3489469":{"owner":"Mrs. Thompson-Chapman","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4495531],"proposalHash":"-1242405127","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20727442,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MzQ4OTQ2OQ=="],"teacherId":3489469,"schoolCounty":"Gallia","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"OH","name":"Ohio"}}