During July, our Zither group raised AUS$42.50 for Playing for Change. Thanks Zitherist. Here is their response:
Dear Running with Zithers,
Thank you for believing in the power of music and supporting Playing For Change Foundation! We greatly appreciate your recent gift of US$31.20, which is a real and valuable investment in the creativity and promise of every student who participates in our programs around the world. The music education you are providing fosters pride and confidence in the children, increases community connections and cultural awareness, and sparks their desire to continue learning and working together. You have given the gift of music. But, truthfully, you have given so much more.
“Music gives value to my free time, it makes me concentrate on something and I'm really happy with it. I like when we play music and don't fight with each other. I like that we can form a band.” ~ Motoom, 11-year-old student, Khlong Toey Music Program, Thailand
Thank you for sharing what you have so that we can be a part of the lives of amazing children like Motoom, giving them and many more a chance to flourish. Music brings them joy in the moment and inspiration for the future.