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 »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Menu
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. Perez from Brooklyn NY is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Music Fuels The Soul, More Healthy Snacks Fuel The Musician

My students need healthy snacks for our before-and-after school band rehearsals.

  • $297 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Ago?" "Ame!" ("Are you ready to learn?" "Yes, we are ready to learn!") My music students are familiar with this call and response which, borrowed from the folkloric traditions of West Africa loosely translates to "Listen!" and "I am listening." The students at my school are comfortable with multiple languages. Mandarin, Spanish, Urdu, Russian, Arabic, and Uzbeck make up the first languages of most of my students. Some are still learning English, but that doesn't stop them from having fun in the new music room!

It is no doubt their capacity to understand two or more languages that attract them to music.

A community of immigrants, the students have a wonderful opportunity to bring a bit of their musical culture to our school, sharing their unique experiences and learning to appreciate others' contributions. Our school is large, around thirteen hundred students, with seventy percent of them qualifying for free lunch. This year, our music department received the best gift music students could ever get - a music room! No longer will the music teachers have to push into the crowded classrooms bringing only as much as we can carry. Now students have a large space dedicated entirely to music!

My Project

My band students are awesome! In addition to rehearsing during the school day, at least once a week during their lunch, they often practice after school, before school, and on the weekends. They even return at the end of the summer the week before school starts to get a jump start on their music. The rehearsals are long and tiring. Extra water and food throughout the rehearsals are a necessity.

But most of my students qualify for free lunch and aren't able to bring snacks.

Since we are practicing after school hours, the school can't provide them with food. And while those who are able to bring food are always willing to share with those without (because my students are that great) I would like to be able to offer healthy snacks to everyone.

These snacks will be saved and used throughout the year for these extra rehearsals. And maybe, if a student ever comes to school hungry, even if they aren't in the band, they'll know where they can go for a small, healthy snack.

Mrs. Perez
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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

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. Perez is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Snack Variety Pack, Healthy Bars Sampler & Care Package in an elegant Blue Ribbon Gift Box (30 count) by Blue Ribbon • Amazon Business $21.99 4 $87.96
Annie's Organic Bunny Fruit Snacks, Variety Pack, 24 Pouches, 0.8 oz Each • Amazon Business $14.92 3 $44.76
That's it Super Sampler, Pack of 24, (4 Apple+Blueberry, 4 Apple+Strawberry, 4 Apple+Pineapple, 4 Apple+Pear, 4 Apple+Cherry, 4 Apple Banana) • Amazon Business $37.99 1 $37.99
Dasani, 24 ct, 10.1 FL OZ Bottle • Amazon Business $7.52 4 $30.08
Snyder's of Hanover Pretzel Variety Pack, 36 Count • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98

Materials cost

$218.77

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.28

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$252.05

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$44.48

Total project goal

$296.53

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$296.53

4 Donors

-$261.76

Donations toward project cost

-$224.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.76

match offer

-$33.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$28.05

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$4.95

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.77

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"New York City","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[3647983],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NY","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3018764,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/music-fuels-the-soul-more-healthy-snack/3018764/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":60,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Perez","authorIds":{"3647983":{"owner":"Mrs. Perez","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3018764],"proposalHash":"-173566457","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp3647983_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1466542122393","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20783264,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MjI2Mjgy","OTk0ODI2","NTA5OTgzMA==","MzY0Nzk4Mw==","NDk5NDkzMQ=="],"teacherId":3647983,"schoolCounty":"Kings (Brooklyn)","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NY","name":"New York"}}