Today is #GivingTuesday! #GivingTuesday offers a way to give back after the spending spree of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. Here at MakeMusic, we’re passionate about giving back to the local community, and we’re especially passionate about helping music educators. #GivingTuesday offers us the chance to do both at the same time.
We all know how quickly a music budget disappears. This often means that only the most critical instrument repairs get done. Sometimes students don’t get to make music simply because they don’t have access to an instrument in working order.
What if we could get more working instruments into the hands of more students? We couldn’t imagine a better way to contribute to Giving Tuesday. To accomplish that goal, we’ve partnered with Brian Stevenson, owner of Rocky Mountain Music Repair.
Brian introduced us to Amy Woodley and Leanna Rutka, who combined teach at NINE (not a typo) elementary schools in the city of Arvada, Colorado, several of which are Title I schools. Both Amy and Leanna are familiar with the reality of lacking sufficient funds to repair every needed instrument.
To help, MakeMusic has donated SmartMusic and Finale software as well as provided cash to be dedicated to repairing instruments. Brian has graciously agreed not only to match MakeMusic’s donation dollar for dollar but to donate 5% of RMMR’s sales this #GivingTuesday to the music programs at these nine schools in need. This money will also be used exclusively for repairing instruments for these beginning students.
If you want to make a donation (or a purchase), you can contact RMMR at 303-955-8064. For other ways to contribute, visit the #GivingTuesday website.