Amazingly - in just under 48 hours, and with the support of 26 individuals - Guitars in the Classroom (GITC) has raised almost $1100 dollars! Several of you donors are trainers who bring music training to teachers and students everyday! Thank you for your dedicated service to this mission and our schools! Others of you are program sponsors, guides, and advocates. You really understand the power of music to motivate, inspire, teach, heal, and unify. Thank you for your caring help! Some of you are GITC “family friends” and volunteers, people whose good will keeps us going and growing. Thank you for sharing your time, passion, and resources!! Others of you are brand new friends! We welcome you to our work and thank you for caring and making a difference!
The teachers your gift is empowering to implement daily music-making into their classrooms will experience the benefit of your support now and for the rest of their careers as they reach thousands of children for years to come.
To show you just how much your contributions matter, we will continually be highlighting programs on the map that are coming to life with your help! This week it's GITC-Lee, Massachusetts. This program is a special pilot for our new MIRSE model- Music Integration for Resource and Special Educators! These teachers are discovering ways to use music with children facing diverse challenges from homelessness and violence to learning disabilities, Cerebral Palsy, hearing impairment and many more. Music has the power to bring them all relief and opportunity. Trainer Robin O'Herin is an accomplished Blues and Gospel musician and a passionate educator, and you can learn all about her at www.robinoherin.com. Thank you for supporting all of our efforts in Lee!
This week, we’d like to offer a special thank you to anyone donating $100 or more to this cause. We will send you a special GITC guitar strap, pictured here, and not available in stores, thanks to our wonderful sponsor, Levy’s Leathers. Again - thank you, and please share this project with your Facebook friends if you haven't already - one post can go a long way.
See you in next week's Project Update, and feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or comments about the project. You can always learn more about GITC at our website.
Nick and Jess
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