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 »
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.

 

Mr. Baker from Winston Salem NC is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Ukeleles for music classroom

The cost of 10 baritone ukeleles from LMI Music is $607, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $607 goal

This project expired on March 9, 2010.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I'm a Music teacher at a lower-income (Equity plus) elementary school in Winston-Salem, NC. I would like to be able to teach children to play the ukelele. The school has not been able to fund the cost of the instruments needed for this program. I play the guitar in my classroom to accompany the students' singing. Many of my students have expressed interest in learning to play a stringed instrument like the guitar. The baritone ukelele has only four strings rather than six like a guitar. They are smaller than a guitar and easier for little hands to play. We would like 10 or 12 baritone ukeleles for Speas Elementary School. Learning to play the ukelele is a good starting point for students to develop new interest in playing guitar or (when offered in middle school) violin or other stringed instrument. Speas has around 330 students. Of these, about 200 are in grades 2-5. These kids could benefit greatly from this program. I anticipate structuring the instructional program as a combination of classroom ensemble playing and self-paced playing motivated by awards (similar to those in my songflute "karate" program in which students learn songs to earn progressive "belts" of varying colors.) My own interest in playing the guitar began with first playing a ukelele in grade school. That experience began a journey that has brought me income as a musician as well as hundreds of life-enriching experiences. Please help my students have the same opportunity!

Mr. Baker
Grades 3-5
Nearly all 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 Mr. Baker is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
baritone ukelele • LMI Music - Musicians Friend $39.99 10 $399.90

Materials cost

$399.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$497.13

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$109.13

Total project goal

$606.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$606.26

2 Donors

-$541.57

Donations toward project cost

-$497.83

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.74

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$65.54

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":"Winston Salem","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[4089],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NC","teacherPossessivePronoun":"his","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":19063,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":false,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/ukeleles-for-music-classroom/19063/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":200,"teacherScreenName":"Mr. Baker","authorIds":{"4089":{"owner":"Mr. Baker","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[19063],"proposalHash":"-1545470399","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-5_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":22,"teacherChallengeId":131756,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":4089,"schoolCounty":"Forsyth","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NC","name":"North Carolina"}}