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Mr. Aliffi from Bronx NY is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Instrumental Music “Fixins”

Help me give my students a repair kit to give us access to instruments that WORK!

  • $412 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Each day, I teach 5 different instrumental music classes ranging in size from 9 students to 35 students. My students are diverse, socially aware, civically engaged, and passionate about music! When the freshmen start in Band I, many of them have never taken a music class in school before. However, by the time the seniors in Band IV are nearing graduation, they have typically performed in over 8 school wide concerts, engaged in a variety of different creative composition projects, and learned about music from around the world.

My Project

While my students and I inherited many instruments when I started at our school three years ago, many of them needed repairs. I put in the time on an individual basis with each instrument to ensure that temporary fixes were in place so that the instruments were, at minimum, usable. Three years later, we are in desperate need of a true repair kit to fix the instruments on a longer term basis.

With this repair kit and my guidance, my students can gain the hands-on experience of learning how to repair instruments while also putting in the work to repair the instruments they need for class.

This repair kit would help us get our instrument collection back on track for at least a few more years.

Mr. Aliffi
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Teacher's Travel Repair Kit • Woodwind and Brasswind $314.99 1 $314.99

Materials cost

$314.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.72

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$349.71

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$61.71

Total project goal

$411.42

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$411.42

28 Donors

-$225.76

Donations toward project cost

-$205.21

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.55

match offer

-$170.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$144.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$15.66

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$0.00

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