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Mr. Gerrity from Newport NC is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Gift of Music for Students Affected by Hurricane Florence

Help me give my students the gift of music after Hurricane Florence with guitars!

  • $522 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students are excellent although it has been a tough time for us this year.

Our students are hard-working, kind students who are still struggling after Hurricane Florence.

Though many of our students are still displaced from their homes, you would not know it based on how positive they are in class. It has been a true pleasure to witness our school community coming together after the devastation, but many students are coping with a lot of stress. I am trying to find a way to help with students' stress of being displaced from their homes in a productive way that will give them a life-long love for music.

My Project

With over 70 families in our school displaced from their homes after Hurricane Florence, students need a positive outlet after school. Starting a guitar club after school will be a great way to ease students' stress through a creative outlet. We have 4 acoustic guitars which will be a great way to learn basic chords, songs, scales, and have a great time picking along with friends, but we need cases so students can take them home to practice. Music has been proven to improve academic performance/depression/anxiety and more. There are already many students and staff ready to start guitar club! This will be a great way to let students use guitars in school and take them home so they can practice on their own!

Mr. Gerrity
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Deluxe Dreadnought Case • Woodwind and Brasswind $79.99 2 $159.98
GWE-Acou-3/4 Hardshell 3/4-Size Acoustic Guitar Case • Woodwind and Brasswind $67.99 2 $135.98
M48 Symphony Music Stand • Woodwind and Brasswind $41.99 1 $41.99
Alfred's Kid's Guitar Course: Beginner's Kit • Woodwind and Brasswind $39.99 1 $39.99

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