Bruce Robbins' Tip Jar for GITC
This ongoing fundraiser welcomes friends, neighbors and fans of GITC and our Artist Ambassador, Bruce Robbins to help our charity deliver free music integration training and instruments to teachers and students in San Diego schools. Bruce's delightful regular gigs at the Mission Hills Wine Cellar in San Diego have become a favorite hang-out and so far, members of this community have joined the Robbins family to raise over $7500 for GITC in San Diego over the past three years! 153 schools in San Diego have already benefited from this support.
This month, donations to Bruce's Tip Jar will fund music leadership training for 30 teachers who are brand new beginners with GITC! Each course costs GITC $1000 to run and GITC must run a minimum of 13 courses to accommodate teacher enrollments. These expenses are stretching GITC’s budget for training, supplies and instruments to an extreme. Donations to help more teachers bring music into their classrooms are greatly appreciated at this time!
Every $40 of donated funds will pay for a teacher to complete another level of training in leading hands-on music and teaching through the power of song. Each level better prepares teachers to infuse academic lessons and social-emotional learning with strumming, singing and songwriting.
GITC has been welcoming 100 new teachers every 8 weeks to this work. They are telling their GITC trainers that this program is their lifeline, their emotional support and their way to feel positive about teaching because the children are responding so enthusiastically to learning with music. The majority of these beginners come from San Diego County. Word has spread through the schools and they're basically crashing down the door. The remainder are coming from all over the United States which is also very exciting. Something that's homegrown here is mattering all over the place."
Any gift at all is appreciated. Each act of kindness toward teachers, children and youth at this time is incredibly important and deeply felt and appreciated.
Thank you for being a part of bringing music into the lives and homes of our students in greatest need. Together we are reaching this new generation with the joy of making music and the power of song!