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Mr. Liening from Grand Prairie TX is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Strumming Uke Strings

Help me give my students ukuleles; a new instrument to learn how to play.

  • $513 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students are wonderful young people full of energy and passion. They enjoy music and we want to offer every musical opportunity for them possible. The parents, grandparents, foster parents or other family members that raise our students work long hours and for very little pay. Our school population is considered economically disadvantaged and our entire school receives free breakfast and free or reduced-cost lunch. The majority of our students are bilingual and come from families of Hispanic heritage.

Dispute the many challenges our students face, they are brilliant, creative, hard-working​, and exciting children.

Our goal as teachers is to harness their potential for success and give them as many opportunities for positive learning experiences as possible.

My Project

My students love playing instruments! They want to learn a new instrument and I would like to teach them Ukulele. We currently do not have any ukuleles and would like to start with 10. The upper elementary students learn to play recorders, but I would also like to teach them an instrument from the string family. Eventually I would like to be able to offer a ukulele to each student in my class so we can play more games and perform as a class.

Playing an instrument is such an important skill in music education and I would like to have more exposure with these Ukuleles.

We would be able to teach so many valuable skills with these instruments. The ukulele can teach music literacy, aural skills, and performance confidence. I would like to include these into our school-wide performances as well.

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Mr. Liening
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 700 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ukulele Beginner Pack • Woodwind and Brasswind $39.95 10 $399.50

Materials cost

$399.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.99

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$435.49

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.85

Total project goal

$512.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$512.34

3 Donors

-$265.00

Donations toward project cost

-$235.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.25

match offer

-$234.99

Match offer toward project cost

-$199.74

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$12.35

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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