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Mr. Procini from Camden NJ is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Build Our Instrumental Music Program

Help me give my students an opportunity to learn music through hands on instrument studies with ukuleles and keyboards!

  • $1,886 goal

This project expired on March 31, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students I teach come from a wide variety of backgrounds, cultures, and family situations at home. 99% of the students I teach receive free or reduced lunch due to their financial situations, and for some, every day is a challenge. Despite these things, the students I teach have a drive to learn music in a hands on way. Unfortunately, they do not have easy access to functional, working musical instruments. I am hoping that by this project getting funded, that can change!

Please help my students discover the positive effect of music through hands on instrument learning!

My Project

This project will help build our instrumental music programs at both Davis and Veterans Family Schools. Currently, both schools have a small selection of old keyboards, and some classes have to share a single keyboard with 4 or 5 students at a time. These extra keyboards will allow each class to share with one other student, increasing their engagement and allowing them to practice longer each class. The ukuleles will be used to give students an introduction to instruments, and will be used at the elementary level. It is important for young students to know that they can learn to play an instrument early on, and can help them build confidence and self worth.

This project will give the students I teach a much needed opportunity to learn instruments in school that they are unable to learn outside of it.

Most students I teach live in poverty, and would otherwise not get a chance to learn any instrument outside of school. It is therefore so important for them to have exciting and necessary instruments in school!

Mr. Procini
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 400 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Donner Soprano Ukulele Mahogany DUS-1 21 inch with Ukulele Set Strap Nylon String Tuner • Amazon Business $51.99 15 $779.85
Casio CTK-2550 PPK 61-Key Premium Keyboard Pack with Stand, Headphones & Power Supply • Amazon Business $109.95 7 $769.65

Materials cost

$1,549.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$23.24

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,602.74

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$282.84

Total project goal

$1,885.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,885.58

6 Donors

-$1,698.00

Donations toward project cost

-$1,443.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$254.70

Matching donations from our partners

-$187.58

Match offers toward project cost

-$159.44

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.14

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$0.00

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