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
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
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.

Ms. Verlinde from Las Cruces NM is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Get with the Beat

Help me give my students new mallets and metronomes since the current ones are on their last leg and the printer has been on the final 100 pages of ink for the last month.

  • $912 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students in our school are some of the most hardworking individuals I have seen. Especially in the music courses and in the band, they are disciplined, respectful, and help lead by example. My students come from the lower part of the scale, economically and many of them do not have resources at home to continue their learning outside of school.

Although they are not in the best situations, they are all leaders in the classroom, encouraging everyone to try their best to find success.

We work together to give each student a chance to learn new things daily, whether it is a life lesson or being able to read and play a new passage. Others are stretched past what they thought they would ever be able to accomplish. Bilingual students are always looking for ways to help those students that recently moved from Mexico and haven't grasped the English language yet.

My Project

We are in the middle of our Winter Percussion and Winter Guard season and the mallets and metronome are starting to wear down since they were already used for the main fall marching season. We would like to provide these materials for the students so they do not have the added financial burden.

The students at my school are extremely talented and would like to have the opportunity to play multiple instruments.

A lot of these students are not performing on the same instrument in these extra groups as they are in the concert band setting. It is an extra and new side to the performing arts that a lot of people are unfamiliar with, but the students have already seen and shown how it can have a positive impact on their lives and the lives of those in the community since they are part of something bigger than themselves. Giving them this chance will help them have more insight to reading music and the ability to play an instrument from a completely different family. This also leads to a more cohesive understanding of everyone in the class.

Ms. Verlinde
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 90 students.

9 donors have given to this project.

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 Ms. Verlinde is requesting.

See our finances

TEACHERS, FEELING INSPIRED?

You can start a project with the same resources being requested here!

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DB-90 Dr. Beat Metronome • Woodwind and Brasswind $169.00 2 $338.00
HP 124A Black Toner Cartridge (Q6000A) • Staples Advantage $102.99 1 $102.99
Jam Block with Bracket • Woodwind and Brasswind $34.95 2 $69.90
Bassoon Reeds • Woodwind and Brasswind $16.00 4 $64.00
Corpsmaster Marching Bass Mallets • Woodwind and Brasswind $38.47 1 $38.47
Corpsmaster Marching Bass Mallets • Woodwind and Brasswind $35.19 1 $35.19
Corpsmaster Marching Bass Mallets • Woodwind and Brasswind $30.26 1 $30.26
Corpsmaster Marching Bass Mallets • Woodwind and Brasswind $28.17 1 $28.17
Corpsmaster Marching Bass Mallets • Woodwind and Brasswind $26.88 1 $26.88

Materials cost

$733.86

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.01

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$774.87

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$136.74

Total project goal

$911.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$911.61

8 Donors

-$449.62

Donations toward project cost

-$392.68

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$56.94

match offer

-$449.63

Match offer toward project cost

-$382.19

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$67.44

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$12.36

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

View complete list Show less

Las Cruces

Make an impact on
Las Cruces classrooms

Extend the reach of your impact by supporting local classrooms in your community.

View map of local classrooms

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Las Cruces","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[3497960],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NM","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":4741003,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/get-with-the-beat/4741003/","verifyShowPhotos":"","eligibleToBeCopied":false,"mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":90,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Verlinde","isEquityFocus":true,"authorIds":{"3497960":{"owner":"Ms. Verlinde","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4741003],"proposalHash":"-1294918703","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":20728933,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NzA4ODcyOQ==","NjY3NzU5Mw==","NzA4NzI1MA==","NzA2MjIyNA==","NDM2OTI0Mg==","ODU2Njg5","NzA4ODE4MQ==","NTY2NTA0OQ==","NzA4ODQ0Nw=="],"teacherId":3497960,"schoolCounty":"Dona Ana","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NM","name":"New Mexico"}}