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Mr. Mulvaney from San Diego CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

String It Up, Please!

My students need strings for their instruments, as many of our current strings are broken, dull, or false.

  • $929 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our orchestra students have made the commitment to be part of our rapidly expanding program. As such, I have a responsibility to see that every student is provided a functional instrument. Many of our current strings are broken, dull, or false, and this project will directly address this need.

Our students, school, and community are defined by their hard working nature.

This singular trait, which is shared by both students, school faculty, administration, and the community at large, continues to be the primary catalyst behind our continued student and school successes. While our school has demonstrated a hard working, no excuses mentality, we, like many other schools and programs, face unprecedented financial challenges. Draconian cuts in funding, particularly for public schools, have placed a larger and larger burden on our school site (and community) to finance programs (and resources) for our students. Amplifying the need for support and assistance is the recent growth of our orchestra program, which is more than double the size it was just two years ago. As a result, the biggest challenge is often not educating our students, but securing and ensuring the continued availability of essential educational and instructional materials.

My Project

By supplying strings for our student-musicians, you can help ensure that both current and future students will have both the opportunity and the essential materials necessary to pursue and find success in the music education opportunity of their choosing (in this case, orchestra). Our program has already overcome one significant obstacle: namely, supplying and/or acquiring instruments for our 100+ students with an instrumental inventory numbering less than forty (36 instruments are in our school inventory, to be exact). Our next obstacle will be to ensure that the instruments provided are setup in a way that will allow our students to be successful. Namely, there is an immediate and pressing need to replace dull, false, or broken strings on any number of instruments. Helicore and Jargar strings are at once economical and of quality. Helicore strings, in particular, are extraordinarily durable and perform well in comparison with strings nearly double their price.

Many projects and programs seek to address a need that is difficult to define or quantify.

Others provide a one-time benefit whose impact is hard to assess. This project seeks to provide, immediately upon its fulfillment, essential materials to students who have already made the commitment to pursue a music education. By supporting this project, each and every donor can be sure that their pledge will help ensure the availability quality educational opportunities and resources for all students.

Mr. Mulvaney
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Helicore 4/4 Size Violin Strings • Woodwind & Brasswind $32.99 8 $263.92
Helicore 4/4 Size Cello Strings • Woodwind & Brasswind $97.99 3 $293.97
Helicore Orchestral 3/4 Size Double Bass Strings • Woodwind & Brasswind $105.79 1 $105.79
Viola Strings • Woodwind & Brasswind $11.40 2 $22.80

Materials cost

$686.48

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$62.81

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.30

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$789.59

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$139.34

Total project goal

$928.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$928.93

9 Donors

-$423.18

Donations toward project cost

-$364.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$58.98

Matching donations from our partners

-$500.46

Match offers toward project cost

-$425.39

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$75.07

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.29

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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