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Mr. Carrera from Chicago IL is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Keep The Dust Off My Piano Please

Help me give my students dust covers to help with electric piano storage.

  • $174 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach grades 7 through 12 in a large city school. My school is 46% low-income and is ethnically diverse. Five percent of students have special education plans that utilize inclusion and pull-out programs. At this time, there are approximately 1,000 students taking music classes. These classes include piano, band, orchestra, choir, music theory, guitar, and music appreciation. I teach a diverse group of students that represent every ethnic group, religion, and economic status. I am very proud of how they come together to perform such beautiful music.

Only a handful of students can participate in private lessons outside of school, and many have limited exposure to professional performances.

I try to give my students everything they need to be successful in music. Working with my school community and grant writing is an essential part of my funding.

My Project

The keyboards in the keyboard lab need dust covers to extend their durability. I'm amazed at how much dust accumulates on the keyboards, especially when we store them over holidays and the summer break.

We are asking for seven multi-use piano keyboard covers to protect the keyboards.

We have invested a lot of money and time developing this awesome lab and we would like to keep everything working as long as possible. The covers will fit all the different size keyboards we have right now and will definitely do the trick. Thank you for taking the time to read this grant proposal!

Mr. Carrera
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
88 Key Stretchy Keyboard Cover • Woodwind and Brasswind $16.49 7 $115.43

Materials cost

$115.43

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.73

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$147.16

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.97

Total project goal

$173.13

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$173.13

1 Donor

-$111.49

Donations toward project cost

-$98.11

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.38

match offer

-$57.71

Match offer toward project cost

-$49.05

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.66

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.93

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$0.00

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