The Lakewood Music Boosters Joins Global #GivingTuesday Movement Pledges To Support Lakewood Music Programs Grades K-12

The Lakewood Music Boosters has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Our goal is to raise funds to support our music programs throughout the Lakewood City Schools grades K-12. Occurring this year on November 28, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving to kick off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in meaningful ways to the charities and causes they support.

Lakewood has a very diverse population of students ranking 53rd of 608 public school districts in Ohio. All of our buildings are title 3 buildings so we have many students that would be unable to participate in music programs without your financial support of Lakewood Music Boosters.

This year for Giving Tuesday please consider a donation to Lakewood Music boosters. Last year with your support we were able to donate $300 to each of our seven elementary school teachers, we purchased ukuleles for the 5th grade general music classrooms, we purchased a baritone saxophone for Garfield middle school, sent 18 children to summer music camps and paid for over 30 summer music lessons. Large purchases last year included $7,600 for a music library for the new performing arts wing at the high school as well as $23,000 for a garment rack to store uniforms for the marching band, performance dresses, and drama club costumes. We still need $10,000 to complete the financing on these purchases. Every dollar counts for helping our students.

Giving Tuesday: What your donation means to the students of Lakewood City Schools:
$5 can buy a reed for a beginner clarinet, Rosin for a starting Violin, Lyre for a marching band student, valve oil for a trumpet, flip folder for marching band
$10 can buy a method music book for a beginning student, Recorder for a 4th grader, Ukulele or guitar strings, folding music stand for instrumental student, Resin remover for a string instrument
$20 can buy mallets for a percussion student, Choir folder, violin strings, practice metronome, violin/viola shoulder rests, Dampit humidifiers for string instruments
$50 can buy ukulele for general music, uniform rental fees for a student, violin bow for beginning student, piece of music for an ensemble
$100 can buy summer music lessons for a student in need, set of elementary classroom drums, replacement case for an instrument, repair and maintenance for an instrument
$200 can pay for part of a summer music camp or a summer of music lessons
$300 can sponsor an elementary school music classroom
Everyone has something to give. You can generously donate your time by helping us with our 8 winter concerts at our Lakewood Civic Auditorium. Please go to the following link to sign up:
Thank you in advance for your support and we look forward to seeing you at our concerts!

Regina Westlake

Lakewood Music Boosters Board Member

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Volume 13, Issue 22, Posted 5:56 PM, 11.21.2017