The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation

DeKalb Agriculture, Technology, and Environment School Band Program

DeKalb Agriculture, Technology, and Environment School in Stone Mountain, GA needs support for their band program.
US$1,450
raised of US$15,750 target
by 1 supporter
RCN 954604927

Story

With generous and transformative support from Eddie Van Halen over the years and now continuing through his son Wolfgang, The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation is pleased to announce that the Van Halen Family has committed to kickstarting the Adopt A School campaign with a generous $1,000 donation towards each of the first 100 participating schools.

The DeKalb Agriculture, Technology, and Environment School band program needs your help! Tubas, saxophones, french horns, bassoons, oboes, a clarinet, a flute, and a trumpet are needed to eliminate instrument sharing, allow more students to participate, and replace aged instruments.

"We don't want to leave any student out and with the donations provided any student would be able to join our program no matter the cost. Our schools motto is 'Every student will learn, given the opportunity to embrace a climate of high expectations, a committed support system, and connections to the context of the real world, the Three R’s: Learning with Relationships, Relevance, and Rigor!' Please support the D.A.T.E. Band and our pursuit of new instruments.” - Jamie Smith

Schools participating in the Adopt A School campaign are qualified through MHOF’s vetting and eligibility process, giving donors confidence that their investment is protected and sustainable, impacting students for a minimum of 10 years (the lifespan of an instrument in a school setting.) Donations made to this school’s fundraising campaign go directly to The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation (MHOF). MHOF then purchases the specific instruments the school is in need of at a substantially discounted price and the instruments deliver directly to the school.

Donate today and help these students foster their love of music!

To spread the word on social media or link to this page in your own fundraising efforts, use the links below! And to learn more about The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation's Adopt A School campaign, visit mhopus.org/adopt-a-school or contact MHOF at info@mhopus.org or 818-762-4328.

[5% of donations are retained for JustGiving’s required service fee, MHOF retains an additional 5% to cover administrative costs associated with school vetting and granting of instruments.]

About the charity

The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation keeps music alive in our schools by donating musical instruments to under-funded music programs, and vital support services to school districts nationwide, giving economically-disadvantaged youth access to the many benefits of music education.

Donation summary

Total raised
US$1,450.00
Online donations
US$200.00
Offline donations
US$1,250.00
Direct donations
US$200.00
Donations via fundraisers
US$0.00

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