Rochester might be unseasonably cold this Spring but Rochesterians have been anything, but chilly in their generosity and kindness.
We've been busy
visiting students and teachers who received books through our Teachers' Choice program
. We love seeing the impact that your support makes in the lives of students through our books program.
We've also had a parade of musical instrument donors dropping off a wealth of instruments during March's Music in our Schools Month drive with WXXI FM Classical. The 20 instruments donated in March helped us reach
a milestone of 2,000 musical instruments donated since 2005!
There are stories galore with our donated instruments. One of our donated trumpets was played in the Rose Bowl - and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
We're thrilled to give new life to this trumpet and many other instruments - and new opportunities for our city students.
Thanks to all our instrument donors - and to the
100 people who attended our Rock and Bowl event and performed in the event. The proceeds will support music lessons for dozens of students this summer.
Please look at our stories, below, with information about our donation of Spanish to English dictionaries to hundreds of Puerto Rican students and families displaced by Hurricane Maria, the opening of nominations for honorees for our "Toast to REF" event October 17, upcoming events, college connections, and more!
Happy (Sort of) Spring!