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.


Ms. Jazo from Chicago IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

I Want to Play Percussion, But My Parents Can't Afford It!!

My students need one percussion educational kit to practice at home while enrolled in beginning band.

  • $445 goal

This project expired on November 15, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Did you ever want to do something and your parents said "No!" because it costs too much? My students hear that every day. Please help the parents of my students say "Yes!" to band!

I teach music to students in Pre-K to 6th grade.

My elementary school is in Illinois and 90% of the students qualify for reduced or free lunch. These students are hungry for musical knowledge and hands-on activities. I have a before-school band program that I began 4 years ago. In the beginning I received a sizable grant to purchase instruments. Many of my students come from poor families that cannot afford to rent-to-own an instrument from the local music store. For these students I have school-owned instruments. The great thing is that I have so many students involved in the program I have no school instruments left!!! The reality is that there will be no instruments available to any of next year's 5th graders who cannot afford the rental fees.

My Project

Part of the solution to this problem is this Ludwig percussion kit. It is a quality instrument that will be used by a needy student in beginning band. This student would otherwise not be able to learn an instrument at my elementary school because of poverty.

Your donation will give a student the chance to learn percussion.

The student who will benefit from this donation will be extremely grateful and motivated to be the best percussion player in the band. Who knows, this student may be the next percussionist section leader in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra!!!

Ms. Jazo
Grades 6-8
Nearly all 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

22 donors22 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 1 student.

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. Jazo is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LE2481 Percussion Learning Center • Woodwind & Brasswind $338.00 1 $338.00

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


22 Donors


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":"Chicago","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[53421],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"IL","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":586338,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":1,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Jazo","authorIds":{"53421":{"owner":"Ms. Jazo","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[586338],"proposalHash":"-1080493843","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":35703,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["OTA2MDM5","MTEyMzMwOA==","MTEyNjg1NQ==","MTEyNDE4MQ==","MTAyMzQ2MA==","MTEyMzI5OQ==","MTEyNjgzMg==","NTM0MjE=","MTEwMjAxMA==","MTEwNjMxMQ==","OTI1ODYx","OTQ5OTA3","MTEyNjgwMw==","MTEyNjg1NA==","MTEyMzQ4NA==","OTgzNDQ3","MTEyNjc3NQ==","MTEyNjgxNQ==","NTgyMjEz","NTg1ODcz","MjcxOTg1","NjUyNTA1"],"teacherId":53421,"schoolCounty":"Cook","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"IL","name":"Illinois"}}