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Ms. Ayala from Oakland CA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let Them Play! (Part II)

My students need an alto xylophone to play music in an ensemble!

  • $381 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a small, K–8, Title I, public school in the heart of Oakland, CA. We serve a diverse group of learners and families who come to us with widely-varying hopes and needs.

Our school is a place where students are learning to be dynamic individuals while supporting their community.

We are helping students discover their strengths and make goals and plans to meet those goals. Through expeditionary learning and arts education, we are supporting students in finding personalized ways to learn.

My Project

We need xylophones so that we can play music together! In year three of our performing arts program, we are still trying to purchase and build up our instrument library for ensemble work. Currently, we have two or three students sharing each instrument and pair of mallets, which makes it hard for them to have time on the instrument and learn the music we are working on. By having more instruments to choose from, students will understand how the ensemble parts work individually, but also together as a team. Also, students will have more of a chance to play the full instrument, and not just half (when they're sharing)!

Ms. Ayala
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Xylophone Regular Diatonic • Woodwind and Brasswind $264.99 1 $264.99

Materials cost

$264.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$24.25

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$323.21

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$57.04

Total project goal

$380.25

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$380.25

8 Donors

-$361.72

Donations toward project cost

-$323.21

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.51

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$18.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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