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PALM BEACH PUBLIC SCHOOL ORCHESTRAL STRINGS FOUNDATION LAUNCHES ANNUAL CAMPAIGN ON NATIONAL #GIVINGTUESDAY MOVEMENT

Dear Strings Families and Supporters:
We are proud to announce the launch of our inaugural Annual Campaign today. Our goal is to raise $100,000 this school year so we can continue to deliver a world-class music experience to the 183 children in the Orchestral Strings Program at Palm Beach Public Elementary School. The money raised will be used to continue providing daily before and after school music instruction to K-5th students. With the added funds we hope to expand the Artist-In-Residency program through which the children receive instruction from local strings musicians during school hours. In addition, the Foundation purchases and maintains all the strings instruments (Viola, Violin, Cello, and Double Bass) and provides them free of charge to the children.

The Orchestral Strings Program serves the children of the Town of Palm Beach and the City of West Palm Beach. It also attracts students from across Palm Beach County that are part of the Palm Beach County Choice School Program. While the program continues to grow and broaden its horizons we need all the help we can get. Despite being the largest Elementary School Choice Program in the State of Florida our unique Strings Program receives less than 10% of its operating budget from the School District. No matter how you contribute to the Orchestral Strings Foundation, you can be assured that you will make a difference for our children today, tomorrow and for years to come. Please help us to continue enhancing our children’s education and turning today’s kids into tomorrow’s leaders. For more information and to donate today please visit the Foundation website. www.palmbeachpublicstrings.org

We are excited to join the national #GivingTuesday movement and launch our Annual Campaign today to encourage people to spend with a purpose. #GivingTuesday harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners – charities, families, businesses and individuals – to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. During the start of the holiday shopping season, #GivingTuesday is meant to inspire people to give back in better, smarter ways to the causes they support.

It takes just a few minutes to make a difference, please give today. Thank you for your continuing support.

Sincerely,

Henry Paret
Foundation President