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Ms. Smith from South Bend IN is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Bring Back the Arts!

My students need rhythm instruments that will be integrative as we transition to a Fine Arts Academy Magnet School next year. Anything helps at this point and we want to infuse music and art into all subjects!

  • $201 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at a Title I school, where 95% have free/reduced-price lunch. We provide free breakfast and uniforms for students that cannot afford them. Part of this is washing and drying uniforms that have been donated or reused when students need to borrow a uniform. We go by, "Dress for Success" and having a mindset of learning while feeling good! Students come to this neighborhood school lacking the essential materials to be successful so many teachers buy even the bare essentials with their own money.

My Project

Currently, we are not a Fine Arts Magnet School, but we are transforming into one next year. We need musical instruments that students can access in the general education classrooms. We want the arts to be infused into all classes throughout the day in all grade levels. We have some donated instruments, but not enough for every child.

There aren't enough instruments to go around to all students, so it's time to start gathering all the items we can to share as much art and music with every student that enters the building!

We know we can be a World Class Fine Arts Magnet over time, so now is the time to get started on building that school!

Ms. Smith
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rhythm Kits • Woodwind and Brasswind $99.99 1 $99.99
Rhythm Club Konga • Woodwind and Brasswind $18.99 2 $37.98

Materials cost

$137.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.07

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$170.04

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$30.01

Total project goal

$200.05

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$200.05

3 Donors

-$124.94

Donations toward project cost

-$106.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.59

match offer

-$74.93

Match offer toward project cost

-$63.69

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.24

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.18

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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