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Students and families from Books, Brushes & Bands for Education are collecting 2500 pairs of new and very gently worn pair of shoes as a fundraiser through Funds2Orgs.

Team members from Funds2Orgs have traveled to developing nations to see micro-entrepreneurs in action. Micro-entrepreneurs set up small businesses. Because of systemic poverty in many developing countries around the world, working age adults have to create their own economic opportunities.

The shoes BBB4E collects serve as a philanthropic bridge to give people a hand-up and work opportunity, rather than just a hand-out. Micro-entrepreneurs set up small businesses. They will sell the shoes gathered in our community, which creates business and commerce opportunities leading to sustainability.

Give the gift of music today!

Your investment in our music students provides a gift of music to our community. Our Play It Forward Campaign places more instruments into the hands of children.

Through the generosity of our donors, like you, our tuition-based programs are affordable and accessible to every student we serve. Your contribution helps us keep tuition fees within reach. Each student is subsidized up to 65% of the total cost.

$5 of your gift will be applied to the BBB4E Tuition Assistance Fund. Thank you for making a difference today!

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