Dear Students, Parents, Friends and Visitors,
Welcome to the WHIN Music Project website! As the founder and director of the program I am humbled and honored to be part of this exciting journey that in less than two years is slowly but surely changing the lives of hundreds of children and families in the Northern Manhattan communities.
Last months have been filled with many exciting events: in February we celebrated our first Attend-A-Thon fundraiser (our families raised $2,600!) that culminated with the "It Takes A Village To Raise A Child" Concert in February 28. And we started March with a very inspiring performance at the "Rhythms of The Heart" platform at the New York Society for Ethical Culture, followed by a very unique performance to a film by local artist as part of the "Young People Perform!" Spring 2014 Concert at the United Palace Theater in March 19.
While I am very proud of the work we have accomplished since we launched the program in August 2012 (we have served since then an average of 150 students per week, ranging from 18 months to 18 years old!) I also have a deep sense of responsibility not only to make sure we provide better services to our current students and families but also to create a strong program to reach to hundreds of children and youth who don't have access to high-quality music education programs in our communities.
For this reason, I would like to invite you to visit our WHIN Music Project - Orchestrating Dreams online campaign, whose goal is to raise $6,500 from April 4 through May 18 (an average of $145 per day).
As you will see in the campaign page, every amount we raise, small or big, will have a great and direct impact in our students and families. And on top of that, there are some very cool perks you can get!
Finally, I would like you to know that however you are able to support our program it will not only go a long way but it will also allow us to continue "shaping melodies, harmonizing lives and orchestrating dreams."
Thank you for your support.
WHIN Music Project,
Founder and Director
Orchestrating Dreams, Inc.