FOR EVERY SCHOOL THAT WE ARE ABLE TO SUPPORT, THERE ARE 4 WE HAVE TO TURN AWAY
HELP US CLOSE THE GAP – DONATE NOW
MusiCounts believes that music adds possibilities for youth. Music has the power to create positive and transformational change, whether it be increased brain development, human connection, self-esteem or creativity; music changes lives!
School music programs often face ageing and dilapidated instrument inventories, and budget cuts. Last year’s MusiCounts Band Aid Program grant applications revealed that schools designate an average of only $500 a year towards their music program! Clearly, there is a growing need to preserve and maintain music programs across the country.
Sadly, MusiCounts can only help 1 in 5 schools who apply to receive instruments, and we need your help to close the gap. This year we received even more instrument grant requests, but we don’t have enough funding to reach all of the schools in need.
With your help, we can put more instruments into the hands of kids who need them most all across Canada. This holiday season, share #WhyMusiCounts on social media and make a tax-deductible donation to MusiCounts by clicking here. Every dollar counts and will go towards an instrument for a school in need. By donating, you can help ensure that kids across Canada have access to music education.
This infographic shows the gaps we’re trying to address and stories from previous MusiCounts instrument grant recipients. Click here or the image to view a larger version.