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

Mr. Orsa from Canoga Park CA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reach Kids with the Gift of MUSIC!

My students need more 10 more ukuleles and sets of replacement strings in order to keep them maintained.

  • $565 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I created an after-school ukulele club. I received some previous funding and was able to purchase 18 ukuleles, a small PA System, and some rhythm materials. Last week I sent out flyers to the 4th and 5th graders at my school not knowing what kind of response I'd receive. I was hoping to get at least 10 to 12 students interested and try to grow the program from there. On the first day after letters were sent, I have 41 students wanting to join my program and more will be returning their forms this coming week.

I don't want to have to turn any of these students away so I'd like to grow the program.

I want to purchase an additional 20-25 more ukuleles, cases, and tuners. I will also need replacement strings, replacement batteries for their tuners. We are a Title 1 school. Thank you so much for your consideration!

My Project

I want to reach more kids with the gift of music. I am starting an after-school ukulele club. I currently have 18 ukuleles but I have over 40 students interested. So, I want to grow my program quickly so I don't have to turn away as many students as I have to now.

I want to use funds to get more 10 ukuleles.

I would like to do this in installments. For this time I would like to get 10 ukuleles with cases and tuners and also replacement strings. By reaching more students with the gift of music, I will hopefully make a deeper impact on them and perhaps offer more opportunities for their future.

Mr. Orsa
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

9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 45 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 Mr. Orsa is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
MU40 Soprano Ukulele Classroom 10-Pack • Woodwind and Brasswind $369.99 1 $369.99
Soprano Student 4-Set Ukelele Strings • Woodwind and Brasswind $3.63 10 $36.30

Materials cost

$406.29

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$37.18

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.09

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$479.56

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$84.63

Total project goal

$564.19

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$564.19

6 Donors

-$414.19

Donations toward project cost

-$352.06

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$62.13

match offer

-$150.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$127.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.50

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":"Canoga Park","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[971754],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"his","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3077941,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/reach-kids-with-the-gift-of-music/3077941/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":45,"teacherScreenName":"Mr. Orsa","authorIds":{"971754":{"owner":"Mr. Orsa","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3077941],"proposalHash":"-1943999851","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp971754_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1518307598535","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20776472,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTE3NzU2Nw==","NTE3OTI4Mg==","NTE3NzUyNg==","NTEzMzU3NQ==","MjgxMTM4MA==","NTE3ODc0MA==","NTE4MDkzNQ=="],"teacherId":971754,"schoolCounty":"Los Angeles","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}