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.

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

Ms. Halloran from South Holland IL is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Rhythm Nation Project!

Help me give my students percussion instruments to continue the rhythm section of our music group. With a more diverse selection of instruments, students can participate more effectively on a weekly basis and increase enthusiasm for performances.

  • $795 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work as a school social worker with students ages 8 to 22 years old in a self-contained school in the south suburbs of Chicago. Every aspect of the students' learning is modified to fit their individual needs and gain academic and life successes.

I love coming into work every day and not feeling like I'm working at all.

The students get off the bus smiling, greet me when I come into the classroom, and are willing to work through challenges they face on a daily basis.

Teaching students about social emotional learning comes naturally in the environment I work in and a majority of these students are receptive to the lessons, getting in touch with their feelings, and what tools to use to cope effectively. One specific way is through music. We have been able to start a music group for student singers and percussionists to learn new songs, how to work effectively with groups, and following directions.

My Project

The singing and rhythm/percussion group at our school is off to a great start. The photos for this project is artwork that the students created to represent our music group.

While singers use their voice as their instrument, our percussionists are limited in their instrument selection.

Bringing more diverse percussion selections will enhance the learning experience of music to our participating students.

Many of our students who are currently using the limited instruments we have are non-verbal and can use sound and rhythm as their main form of communication. For example, the Wah Wah tube is a ground instrument where students can feel the vibrations as they play. Additionally, students learn structure, working in groups, and overall gaining a tool for self-regulation of emotions.

Ms. Halloran
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of 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.

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

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. Halloran is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Jumbie Jam Deluxe Steel Drum Kit • Woodwind and Brasswind $199.95 1 $199.95
Intermediate Concert Tom Dark Wood Stain • Woodwind and Brasswind $189.99 1 $189.99
Bongos • Woodwind and Brasswind $32.99 2 $65.98
Steel Piccolo Snare Drum • Woodwind and Brasswind $49.99 1 $49.99
S830 Snare Stand • Woodwind and Brasswind $49.95 1 $49.95
Wah Wah Tube • Woodwind and Brasswind $39.99 1 $39.99
C Major Diatonic Scale Set (Upper Octave) Boomwhackers Tuned Percussion Tubes • Woodwind and Brasswind $19.99 2 $39.98

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


1 Donor


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


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

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"South Holland","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[6011005],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"IL","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3831361,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":60,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Halloran","authorIds":{"6011005":{"owner":"Ms. Halloran","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3831361],"proposalHash":"1944772865","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21304908,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MTY1ODE3Mw=="],"teacherId":6011005,"schoolCounty":"Cook","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"IL","name":"Illinois"}}