You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

Mrs. Hutzel from Milford OH is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Little Drummers Need Little Drums!

My students need these drums because they are easy hold. My littlest learners struggle to hold standard hand drums, so these will be a great instrument for my 120 students in Kindergarten and 1st Grade.

  • $415 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The music room at our school is always buzzing with activity. I have about 400 little musicians in grades K-6 who love to listen to music, sing, dance, and play instruments. We see each other only once or twice a week, so we want to make every minute count!

Our school is a Title I elementary building.

I work with GREAT kids and AMAZING colleagues. Our kids are eager to learn and are always looking to impress. We are a National Blue Ribbon School and a Title I School of Distinction. Our school is in a suburban setting, in a district with 6 elementary schools. My building has the highest poverty rate in the district (near 50%), but also consistently gets the highest test scores.

My Project

I teach over 400 student musicians in a K-6 elementary school. I am so fortunate to have a wide variety of instruments available, but many of them are too cumbersome for my littlest musicians.

My youngest students in kindergarten and first grade need drums that they can hold AND play with ease.

The standard hand drums that we have are difficult for their little hands, and they focus more on holding the instrument than on playing the instrument. These Lollipop Drums will remove that barrier and allow my youngest and smallest musicians to play their instruments just as easily as their older brothers and sisters can.

Mrs. Hutzel
Grades PreK-2

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 120 students.

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Hutzel is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lollipop Drum • Woodwind and Brasswind $9.93 32 $317.76

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


5 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Milford","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[610932],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"OH","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3119353,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":120,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Hutzel","authorIds":{"610932":{"owner":"Mrs. Hutzel","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3119353],"proposalHash":"1644932542","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20579778,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTIzNDM4NQ==","MTc0NTQwNA==","MTU3MTExNg==","MTg4OTE1OA==","MjU0NTM1OA=="],"teacherId":610932,"schoolCounty":"Clermont","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"OH","name":"Ohio"}}