US$1,365
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 Stephen F. Austin High School band program needs your help! Trumpets and marching percussion are needed to allow additional students to enroll in the program, eliminate instrument sharing, replace aged instruments that are beyond repair, and eliminate borrowing from other sources.

“Members of the Stephen F. Austin High school Bands in Houston were presented a Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award for their work in the East End Community. The Austin Band was recreated in 2005 after the school's music program had been shut down for several years. Since its relaunch, many members have received college scholarships and the band has received countless other accolades including two Congressional Awards, a City of Houston Proclamation and being named a Grammy Signature School.” - Keavon Ray Runnels, Head Director

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$1,365.00
Online donations
US$115.00
Offline donations
US$1,250.00
Direct donations
US$115.00
Donations via fundraisers
US$0.00

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