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Help GITC Provide Programs and/or Resources
Guitars in the Classroom raises- and spends- an equal amount of support, time, resources and energy placing instruments into participating classrooms around the country as we do training teachers and students to play them. That is why our "in kind" revenue truly matches our operating funds. For each participating classroom, we provide a guitar, at least one and sometimes as many as 8 ukuleles, and all necessary accessories such as strings, straps, capos and tuners. Each year we train between 1,000 and 1300 teachers. So you can imagine the work at hand and the amount of beautiful music being made around America as a result! We also spend energy building collaborative private/non-profit partnerships so teachers can acquire more musical instruments and supplies for their classrooms at special subsidized rates from participating music products companies.
Diverse Income Streams Lead to Program Stability
These days, non-profits need to work creatively to build sustainability. A changing economy and new tax laws require strategies. Developing a variety of channels for raising support helps us protect the stability of our programs. After 18 years of bringing music to high needs public schools, we are grateful to be here and to report modest growth every year. Meaningful relationships with business sponsors, foundation sponsors, corporate donors, and very engaged individual contributors make a world of difference. If you are already making a difference for students and teachers here, we humbly thank you. If you are new to GITC (pronounced "git-see" for short), thank you for learning about this work. We welcome you to join our journey to creating more musical, creative and productive classrooms - and happier students.
Please consider making a contribution today. We are counting on you.
- A gift of $25 provides a classroom with a ukulele that will be shared daily by 20 children.
- $50 purchases a new nylon string guitar that students can share.
- $100 provides a full year of music training for a teacher in a group class.
- $250 covers 5 weeks of a teacher artist residency visits in a GITC classroom.
- $500 pays for an intensive week-end workshop so 24 teachers can learn to teach through the power of song!
- $1000 supplies 10 classrooms with student ukulele sets so every child learns to strum and sing for literacy!