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Mrs. Day from Campobello SC is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Guitar to BuildMusic Literacy & Self Expression

My students need guitars for their Middle School Music Classes.

  • $674 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students spend every day working together to make beautiful music! We are a rural school located in upstate South Carolina. While at school, my students participate in General Music daily for one full-semester.

This year, I put the learning in the student’s hands and they chose to learn to play the guitar!

These students work diligently to get better at their craft and truly enjoy making music. Can you help me acquire a classroom set of guitars to make each of these student’s desire to learn an instrument come true?

My Project

This year, I wanted to make General Music different for my Middle School students. Coming in as their new teacher, I asked what they wanted to learn. Their response? Guitar. My first semester had a small group of students, but the positive response to playing was overwhelming. Many of them told me that they wanted to continue to play the guitar even after our course was over and pursued private lessons.

I was even told that by playing the guitar, it was helping some of my Middle School students to express themselves and feel more confident and calm during the school day- a vital skill for anyone in that Middle School age bracket.

This semester, I have already seen my numbers double. This is wonderful, but unfortunately I no longer have the materials I need to effectively teach my class. Please help me purchase enough guitars to put one in every student’s hand and keep this course going.

Many performance opportunities await these students, including our Spring Arts Showcase, Winter Concert, and our Veterans Day programs. I am very much looking forward to serving our military community by bringing my Guitar students to play for our military veterans and show our overwhelming gratitude for their service, as we do have a large number of students who have relatives who have served in our armed forces. We just need more guitars

Mrs. Day
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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16 donors16 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HAG-250P 1/2-Size Parlor Acoustic Guitar • Woodwind and Brasswind $49.99 10 $499.90

Materials cost

$499.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$35.24

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$572.64

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$101.05

Total project goal

$673.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$673.69

8 Donors

-$538.00

Donations toward project cost

-$462.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$75.90

match offer

-$130.05

Match offer toward project cost

-$110.54

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.51

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.65

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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