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Mr. Skelton from Norwalk CT is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Support Our Strings Program

Help me give my students the instruments they need, in good working order.

  • $6,102 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Studying an instrument at the elementary level is an experience that every child should have the opportunity to do. Unfortunately, not all students are in a position to buy or rent a suitable instrument. Our school has an inventory of instruments to lend to such students. However, this inventory is aging and the cost of maintaining those instruments is not a priority when it comes to school-wide budgeting. This project is aimed at filling that need at least partially, starting with the most cost-prohibitive instruments: violas, cellos, and basses.

My Project

This project benefits students in four ways. First, it increases the number of instruments available for those who wish to take part in our strings program but cannot afford to either buy or rent an instrument. Second, it updates our inventory to ensure that these instruments are in working order. Third, it provides instruments that are generally more cost-prohibitive (especially bass). And fourth, by increasing the opportunities on these instruments, our program has a much more balanced instrumentation which makes our orchestra a better experience for everyone. More students participate, they are not held back by the quality of their instrument nor in its selection, and the program is stronger musically.

Mr. Skelton
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SB-2 Premier Student Series Bass Outfit • Woodwind and Brasswind $1,399.99 1 $1,399.99
1102 Student I Series Cello Outfit • Woodwind and Brasswind $569.99 2 $1,139.98
1102 Student I Series Cello Outfit • Woodwind and Brasswind $569.99 2 $1,139.98
SVA-175 Premier Student Series Viola Outfit • Woodwind and Brasswind $349.99 2 $699.98
SVA-175 Premier Student Series Viola Outfit • Woodwind and Brasswind $349.99 2 $699.98

Materials cost

$5,079.91

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$76.20

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$5,186.11

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$915.20

Total project goal

$6,101.31

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$6,101.31

19 Donors

-$5,316.63

Donations toward project cost

-$4,867.38

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$449.25

match offer

-$375.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$318.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$56.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$409.70

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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