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.

  • $494 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Lytten
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 13 donors
  • $0 still needed

Our Recorder Program Wants to Bloom

My students need alto recorders to expand our current recorder program.

My Students

All students in Grades 4-6 participate in a recorder program as part of their regular Music curriculum. This year I am expanding the program to include Grades 7-8. We have always played soprano recorders. I would like to expand our program to now include alto recorders.

We are a public K-8 school of over 400 students.

I see my kids twice a week for 30 minutes each time. The younger kids always get excited in 3rd grade, because they "get to play recorder next year." My recorder program is strong and I would like to make it more exciting by adding alto recorders to the program.

My Project

Many elementary students learn to play the recorder because it is a great first-step to playing a musical instrument. I would like the opportunity to enrich our program to include these alto recorders. Having these instruments will allow us to play 2-part and 3 part music.

The discipline required to become proficient with an instrument (through daily practice) and the ability to successfully be part of a group (such as an ensemble) are important skills learned a music class.

This same discipline and team-building are also life skills applicable in many arenas of life. I want to help my students attain these qualities while hopefully creating a life-long love of music.

Read More

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
3-Piece Alto Recorder • Woodwind and Brasswind $23.98 16 $383.68

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


12 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Excluded support for DonorsChoose


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


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

View complete list Show less

13 donors13 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 70 students.

Project Activity

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
{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Toledo","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[3122245],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"OH","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":1857068,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":70,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Lytten","authorIds":{"3122245":{"owner":"Mrs. Lytten","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[1857068],"proposalHash":"-1060475743","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20647221,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MzQyODIyMw==","MzQyODMxNA==","MzQzMTQ0NA==","MzQyNzY5NQ==","MzQyOTU0MQ==","MzQyNjIxMw==","MzQzMDg2Mw==","MzQzMTYwNA==","MzQyNzEwNQ==","MzQyNzExNA==","MzQzMDk4OQ==","MzQyNjkzNg==","MzQwMDExMw=="],"teacherId":3122245,"schoolCounty":"Lucas","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"OH","name":"Ohio"}}