Hope all is well! We at The Mockingbird Foundation hope you are enjoying the Summer and staying healthy and safe. We are currently in the midst of a Back to School Campaign running through Labor Day to help ensure that music programs will be coming back on the right track. We aim to raise $50,000 to help support children’s music education throughout the country.
An incredibly generous donor has once again agreed to match the first $25,000 of donations that are made. You can make your donation by clicking on this link. Any amount - big or small - will help us reach our goal.
It appears that schools will be having students back in the classrooms this Fall which is great to hear. We know many children and young adults can use more of the camaraderie missed during much of the pandemic. Luckily, many places are still taking precautions, where warranted, to help ensure the safety of students and teachers.
The music programs at so many institutions have had their budgets cut significantly in the past few years. It had already been a struggle for them before the pandemic, but now the need for funds for music education programs is dire for many schools. Although it is disappointing to see so many school systems and adminitrators deem music programs not worth funding, it is largely due to poor overall funding by governments that they must make such cuts in the first place. We know firsthand that music education improves the lives of children and young adults.
THANK YOU for your support of music education!
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And since we're entirely volunteer – with no office, salaries, or paid staff – administrative costs are less than 2% of revenues! So far, we've distributed over $2 million to support music education for children – hundreds of grants in all 50 states, with more on the way.