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.

 

Ms. S from Apache Jct AZ is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Strumming Forward: Exploring Music through Ukulele!

Help me give my students the ukuleles they need to express themselves creatively through music!

  • 41 donors
  • $1,569 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach music to all of the students at our K-6 elementary school, and I can say that our kids are some of the most amazing kids around. They are the future leaders in their community and are showing that they know how to be kind and respectful to others and work hard. Even though approximately 70% of the students are on free or reduced lunch, they have never let that stop them from reaching for their dreams.

Students at our school are inquisitive, creative and talented, and need to be able to express themselves in many different ways, including music.

In my class, students explore the world around them through music. They learn about other cultures, explore the past, and learn about how the arts shape their everyday lives. These students also need to be able to go one step further and create music of their own. In these difficult times, with your help and support, we can provide a safe, hygienic way for students to get back into playing instruments in class.

My Project

So why ukuleles? There are innumerable studies out there that show how magical music is for people’s physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing. Learning to play a musical instrument, like ukulele, helps students develop coordination and problem-solving skills. Plus, learning to play ukulele is a blast! Its easy to learn, light-weight to carry and the perfect size for elementary students. Even in the first class, students can learn to play real music and start expressing themselves with the music they can create.

With your help, we can continue to offer amazing musical experiences for our students through playing the ukulele.

This year, it is essential to be able to make sure that every student per class is able to have their own instrument, and that those instruments can be properly cleaned and maintained. The ukuleles we would be able to purchase with your support are made out of high quality ABS plastic, and not only would be able to be sanitized properly, but will also be durable enough to give us many, many years of great music.

Without a strong community supporting our kids and their learning, this experience wouldn't be possible. Thank you for all of your help and support!

Ms. S
Grades 3-5
More than half of 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

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 Ms. S is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Official Kala Learn To Play Color Chord Ukulele Starter Kit for Beginners - includes a Color Chord Soprano Ukulele, logo tote bag, online lessons, tuner app, and booklet (KALA-LTP-SCC) • Amazon Business $39.99 30 $1,199.70

Materials cost

$1,199.70

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$85.78

3rd party payment processing fee

$18.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,333.48

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$235.32

Total project goal

$1,568.80

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,568.80

40 Donors

-$1,489.75

Donations toward project cost

-$1,282.48

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$207.27

match offer

-$60.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$51.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$19.05

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":"Apache Jct","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[7756747],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"AZ","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":5411453,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/strumming-forward-exploring-music-throu/5411453/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":150,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. S","authorIds":{"7756747":{"owner":"Ms. S","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[5411453],"proposalHash":"-198838335","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-4_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21717715,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":7756747,"schoolCounty":"Pinal","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":false,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"AZ","name":"Arizona"}}