Music for Young Children® students across BC, including Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs, participated in a “Practice Makes Cents” fundraising event this spring in support of the BC Children’s Hospital. By asking for sponsors to pledge a few cents per minute of practice, about 1,700 students logged in over 3,222 hours of practice and collected an incredible $67,638!
Wendy Guimont from Cranbrook, [provincial coordinator of MYC® teachers] presented a suitcase of money to a BCCHF rep last week in Vancouver and was told that this size of donation usually only comes from large companies and corporations – certainly not from children!
The original goal was to reach $10,000 by May 1 but that was surpassed very quickly. Local students from Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs at Cadenza Music Studio raised more than $745!
Guimont was amazed at the incredible response and attributes it to a great team of MYC® teachers.
“We incorporated the 35th anniversary celebration of the MYC® program with a song composed for students to sing, we asked a student to create a video about how the BC Children’s hospital helped their family, we designed a locally made T-shirt and shipped them to 1,907 students and teachers all around the province, and we have amazing parents and students who jumped on board for a great cause. We are extremely proud of their participation and effort contributing to our MYC® Kids Helping Kids fundraising project.”
40 MYC® students were invited and were very excited to make the official TV presentation at the BC Children’s Hospital as part of the Miracle Weekend telethon.