The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation

Gateway Environmental K-8 Learning Center Band and Orchestra Programs

Gateway Environmental K-8 Learning Center in Homestead, FL needs support for their band and orchestra programs.
US$2,250
raised of US$15,450 target
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 Gateway K8 band and orchestra programs need your help! Flutes, low brass, violins, and celli are needed to allow additional students to enroll in the programs, eliminate instrument sharing, and replace aged instruments that are beyond repair.

When asked what playing music means to them, Gateway K8 student Kayla answered, "Music is an art, it takes years to master." "Music is life," said James. Aedan replied,"Music is not how you play it, it's how you express it."

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$2,250.00
Online donations
US$0.00
Offline donations
US$2,250.00
Direct donations
US$0.00
Donations via fundraisers
US$0.00

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