Help Ellsworth Bands, Help the World



Ellsworth Bands and Creating Hope International are joining in a local-global project to support the bands, to help educate Afghans through the Afghan Institute of Learning and feed needy people.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Creating Hope International partners with the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) an Afghan NGO, to provide education and health services to 350,000 Afghan women and children annually. Ellsworth is the smallest community school in lower Michigan with an instrumental music program for students in 5th – 12th grade. Except for the teacher, funding for everything must be raised by the community. The Good Samaritan Food Pantry assists families in Antrim Co. MI with food, clothing and emergency needs.

How will this project solve this problem?

Education improves the quality of life for students no matter where they are, particularly those in Afghanistan. Students enrolled in band not only learn to play an instrument, they learn to work as a team to produce beautiful music.

Potential Long Term Impact

160 Afghan children become literate or learn a skill. Students in the Ellsworth community schools band program come to understand more about the world. 96 children in Ellsworth learn to play an instrument and create music as a band.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $2,082

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $2,082 .  The original project funding goal was $12,500.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Toc Dunlap

Executive Director
Dearborn, Michigan United States

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