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Mr. Merkley from Salt Lake City UT is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Protecting Our Ukuleles

Help me give my students cases to protect their ukuleles. Students are encouraged to take their ukuleles home and practice.

  • $162 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at a diverse Title I school in Salt Lake City, Utah. Our academic achievement is the result of family involvement and strong community support.

97 percent of the students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, and more than sixty percent of students are English Language Learners.

Many students here live in poverty, and for some, coming to school is part of their first experience in America. Despite these challenges, students at our school are hard-working, respectful, and passionate learners.

My Project

Help! Our ukuleles are being carried around in cardboard boxes!

Students are encouraged to take their ukuleles home and practice.

However, they are transporting their ukuleles back and forth from home to school in the bulky card board boxes the ukuleles came in. These cases will help protect the ukuleles during their travels and allow the students to easily carry them.

I have also included four tuning capos to encourage students to tune their own ukuleles before class. This allows them to learn a new skill for musical independence.

Thank you for your support and donations to make music apart of these students lives.

Mr. Merkley
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bonzai Soprano Ukulele Gig Bag with 5mm Foam Padding, Black • Amazon Business $9.95 6 $59.70
Bonzai Soprano Ukulele Gig Bag with 5mm Foam Padding, Black • Amazon Business $9.95 3 $29.85
Clip On Guitar Tuner For All Instruments, Ukulele, Guitar, Bass, Mandolin, Violin, Banjo, Large Clear LCD Display For Guitar Tuner. 4pack • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99

Materials cost

$105.54

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$137.12

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.20

Total project goal

$161.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$161.32

1 Donor

-$161.32

Donations toward project cost

-$137.12

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.20

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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