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 »
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.

 

Ms. Molhan from Lawrence MA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Music Needs A Little Technology Love, Too!

My students need a computer and scanner/printer to complete music technology projects!

  • $790 goal

This project expired on January 28, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Computer in music class? We are in an extremely low income, struggling city where a little HAS to go a long way. Help our students learn about music technology to enable a possible future career, but also memorable experiences for expressing themselves through MUSIC!

This is my first year teaching in this Title 1, 90% low income, 95% Spanish-speaking school district.

I am the general music teacher for grades 5-8. The previous teacher had her own music room. What we have this year is literally the lobby area outside the auditorium. We have a room divider to separate us from everyone else but it doesn't do much! I have a broken piano, a white-board with swears carved in, and folding chairs for the students. They are WONDERFUL kids. I see one group of kids every day M-F, but then I won't see them for another month! It's great because we can really do more projects, but not great because we miss 3 weeks for every 1! Our drop out rate from K-Graduating is 50%. With that as our horrible statistic, I want to both show them something FUN, a new way to express themselves, and even expose them to possible future CAREERS in music! Studies have shown that students come to school for their specialties, so let's try and KEEP them and GRADUATE them!

My Project

While I would love to ask for enough computers for each child, I am starting with one computer and one printer. I am asking for a printer because our WHOLE SCHOOL only has one. For me to print out ANYTHING for the students, I go to Staples. With over 400 students, this is not cost efficient for a teacher! But I do it for them. I am asking for a computer for many reasons: We are going to do projects where they can use programs to make their own music without having to learn how to play an instrument, sing, or write sheet music. This is important in order to immediately engage them in a new way of expressing themselves (possibly the first way in school as they are just beginning to learn english)! I would like to allow EACH STUDENT to use the laptop because we do not have a computer class for them to get that experience this year. That position was cut. Like most teachers, I used to play songs from iTunes, however, I can't here!

If you choose to donate to this school, you will be helping children in a school district where they have to offer breakfast, lunch, and DINNER to all children, their families cannot afford pencils, and a shocking population of homeless students.

I have already bought them their own school supplies, but I cannot afford this. Exposing them to a computer is an absolute necessity in today's society. Besides that, a computer will help us to have FUN in an otherwise serious situation. THANK YOU

Ms. Molhan
Grades 6-8
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

21 donors21 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 400 students.

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 Ms. Molhan is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 15 0319 15 6 Core i3 380M Windows 7 Pro 64 bit • CDW Inc. $437.46 1 $437.46
HP Officejet 6700 Premium • CDW Inc. $137.60 1 $137.60

Materials cost

$575.06

Vendor shipping charges

$57.51

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.63

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$671.20

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$118.45

Total project goal

$789.65

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$789.65

20 Donors

-$637.00

Donations toward project cost

-$546.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$90.45

match offer

-$146.65

Match offer toward project cost

-$124.65

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$6.00

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":"Lawrence","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[1533588],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"MA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":850434,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/music-needs-a-little-technology-love-to/850434/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":400,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Molhan","authorIds":{"1533588":{"owner":"Ms. Molhan","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[850434],"proposalHash":"1918413082","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-5_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":248388,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":1533588,"schoolCounty":"Essex","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"MA","name":"Massachusetts"}}