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 »
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. Hansen from Richmond CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Students Need A Way To Create Music!

My students need a keyboard amp, mini laptop production keyboard, and mic converter/mic preamp to express themselves with music.

  • $443 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Remember how great it was to escape to the band room and play your instrument? Imagine not having that outlet because your school can't provide an art, theater, or even a choir class!

Pencils beating on the desk, awaiting the next new beat and the next new voice to spit what's real outta life.

When I hear this, I encourage their creativity. Obviously they need a reason to get out all the feelings that exist inside them. Whether stress from a hard time, pressures from life, or just the simple desire to jam out to a different beat than the everyday jive of life, my student need an outlet in which to capture their voice. My students escape to a safe school environment every day after having left the realities of life that often give little or no voice to kids. But these kids ESPECIALLY need a way to express everything that's going on in their lives! They need a creative outlet to capture their feelings, their experiences, and the truth of what they are having to live through!

My Project

I am requesting enough to create a bare-bones beat-creation kit, banking on students using my own iPhone and supplementing with a microphone I already have to make it all work together. I ordered only bare-bones elements including an amp that can be used for percussion + bass/melody lines or vocals to create their voices and get out the things that often create stresses in their lives without any other outlet to get it all out! We also need a mini laptop production keyboard and mic converter/mic preamp.

Music is one of the things that saved ME and one of the few things that got me through high school!

Without it, I don't know WHAT I would have done. The economy hasn't improved much since I graduated from high school; I can't even imagine how much harder it is for my own students. Please consider giving voice to today's current generation and empowering them to succeed in the upcoming future!

Read More
Ms. Hansen
Grades 9-12
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

2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 200 students.

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. Hansen is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Icicle XLR to USB Mic Converter/Mic Preamp • Woodwind & Brasswind $59.00 1 $59.00
KB 1 20W 1x8 2-Channel Keyboard Amp • Woodwind & Brasswind $134.99 1 $134.99
MPK Mini Laptop Production Keyboard • Woodwind & Brasswind $79.00 1 $79.00
iRIG MIDI interface • Woodwind & Brasswind $39.99 1 $39.99

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


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer 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":"Richmond","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[935197],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":851783,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":200,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Hansen","authorIds":{"935197":{"owner":"Ms. Hansen","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[851783],"proposalHash":"853998175","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":221333,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MTUxMzc1MQ==","NTA1OTMz"],"teacherId":935197,"schoolCounty":"Contra Costa","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}