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Ms. Venora from Brooklyn NY is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

WHOkulele? YOUkulele!

Help me give my students a full classroom set of ukuleles to make creating, experiencing, and loving music more accessible!

  • $919 goal

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My Students

In Brooklyn, I am the general music teacher to 350 students in Pre K to 5th grade. My "big kids" (3rd, 4th, and 5th) have a wide depth of outside musical knowledge and vernacular that they use to inform their in-school learning. They are eager to see how the pop music they enjoy daily interacts with, is similar to, and differs from new material they are introduced to in music class.

My students come from diverse socio-economic and racial backgrounds and are all adventurous explorers, critical thinkers, and creative musicians.

Each class brings a wide variety of interests and goals that they use to deepen their experiences of singing, playing, improvising, composing, listening, and responding.

My Project

Making music together and fostering a lifelong love of music is part of my mission as an elementary music educator. The ukuleles I am requesting for my students will be used and enjoyed daily and continually for years to come. I would love to provide these instruments as another means of making music in our classroom, and ukes are perfect because they make pop music accessible! So much of kids' musical learning takes place outside of school in what they listen to at home, and ukuleles are a wonderful tool to take enjoying pop music to the next level.

A big part of my job is to facilitate musical exploration and empower young musicians.

Instrumental exploration is such a core element of musical learning at any age, and I believe that my older students would benefit greatly from having ukuleles in our classroom.

Please consider donating and providing my students with this excellent learning opportunity!

Ms. Venora
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
MU40 Soprano Ukulele Classroom 10-Pack • Woodwind and Brasswind $369.99 2 $739.98

Materials cost

$739.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$781.08

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$137.84

Total project goal

$918.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$918.92

17 Donors

-$725.09

Donations toward project cost

-$623.83

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$101.26

match offer

-$185.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$157.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.83

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$0.00

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