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Mr. Amaro from Brownsville TX is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Fits Like a Glove!

Help me give my students the right size violin for our developing, one-of-a-kind, public elementary school orchestra.

  • $580 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Students in my classroom are highly motivated, hard workers. Though a large percentage of my students face one or a combination of challenges, including Dyslexia, autism, ADHD, and many are English Language Learners, our campus is recognized for academic success.

Beyond this desire to learn and excel, my students are hungry for rigorous music education.

Our first generation of violinists is doing so well, that we're ready to add our youngest students, ages 5 and up, new beginners in the upper grades, and to transition others onto larger instruments like the viola and cello. We currently lack the sizes for our kinder students, and have no cellos for children to use. By adding these smallest violins and half-size cellos, we'll be able to create the only elementary school orchestra in the valley within the public school system.

My Project

My goal is to use the Eastar 1/4 size violins to increase enrollment in the orchestra program, and provide younger children not only the opportunity to learn to play these instruments, but also to share their knowledge with peers, and those younger than they are.

This program provides children with an outlet to share their musical skills with the community, and to take ownership of the string orchestra by being mentors to incoming generations, allowing the program to sustain itself through social connections.

This is my fourteenth year showing children how to be musicians, but also developing artist-teachers, that learn to share what they know in order to hone their own skills, and spread the wealth.

Mr. Amaro
Grades 3-5
Nearly all 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
Eastar EVA-1 Solid 1/4 Natural Violin Set For Kid Beginner Student with Hard Case, Rosin, Shoulder Rest, Bow, Clip-on Tuner and Extra Strings • Amazon Business $75.99 6 $455.94

Materials cost

$455.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.84

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$492.78

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$86.96

Total project goal

$579.74

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$579.74

11 Donors

-$440.00

Donations toward project cost

-$378.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$61.50

match offer

-$134.45

Match offer toward project cost

-$114.28

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.17

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.29

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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