Katia Canenguez's Fundraiser:

Walk for Music and the Arts

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BENEFITING: Zumix

ORGANIZER: Zumix

EVENT DATE: Apr 29, 2012

THE STORY:

Dear friends and family!

First of all I want to thank those of you whom, for the past couple of years, have contributed to this great cause!!! I can’t believe it’s already time for the Walk for Music! Yay!!!

So, this year I’m fundraising as a part of a team  :D 

My team is Led Zeppelin..pretty cool huh!!! 

Along with some incredibly awesome youth, I am raising money for Zumix: a youth music organization based in East Boston. Zumix is a non-profit cultural organization dedicated to building community through music and the arts.

I have been at several Zumix performances and let me tell you….these kids are toooootally AWESOME!!! And they work really hard at being this GREAT! Seeing their excitement as they perform is inspiring and their energy is contagious :)                        

They have SO much talent!!!

Music is a gift! It brings us joy and a special way to express ourselves. I’m just thrilled to know that this organization is giving youth this wonderful opportunity! Would you sponsor me and my team to help this great organization continue to provide this type of programming? Any gift you can contribute would be appreciated and no amount is too small.

Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!!!

Mil Gracias!!!

 

 

Zumix, Inc. wrote -

For ZUMIX, the Walk for Music and the Arts represents the perfect blend of our core values:

§Youth
§Music
§Community
§Excellence

Created as a response to the need for high-quality music programming in out schools and communities, the Walk for Music attracts organizations from throughout the Greater Boston area for an afternoon of music, celebration, and community in the Fenway. We hope that you will walk with us, sponsor a youth, or organize a team to help reach our goal of $30,000.

ZUMIX’s mission is empowered youth who use music to make strong, positive change in their lives, their communities and the world. Founded in 1991 in response to the worst year of violence in Boston’s history, ZUMIX has served thousands of under-served youth and families from East Boston and surrounding communities, providing safe-space, enhancing quality of life, inspiring participants to pursue higher education, and using the arts to help define East Boston as more than just an airport. ZUMIX currently serves about 900 youth per year through after-school programming and in-school partnerships.

This excerpt from a letter written by a ZUMIX participant beautifully sums up the impact of our organization:

Ever since I can remember, I have been infatuated by music. Everything about it was beautiful to me. […] When I started singing, I noticed it was a huge release for me. Whenever I was feeling stressed or buried under a mountain of emotions, I could sing a song that described how I was feeling and I would feel under control and ready to face the world. From that moment on, I realized that music and singing were my way of expressing myself.

As I got older, I watched everyone around me struggle with what they wanted and what kind of person they wanted to be. Those questions bother me as well sometimes. {…}Going [to ZUMIX] has helped me grow into the strong, driven person that I am today. I truly found myself when I found Zumix. The teachers are great and I began to figure out the answer to those questions that every teenager has at times. I continued to learn more things about who and what I was born to be, and learn new things every time I go there! 

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To This Fundraiser

$275

MONEY RAISED
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  • Lara

     

  • Brother

    $40

  • Rebecca

    $10

  • Linda

    $25

  • Liza

    $20

  • Sarah

    $25

  • Paige

    $15

  • David Goshi-Shun Watson

    $25

  • Rosa

    $20

  • Flavia

    $15

  • Luz

     

  • Rosy & Andres Gil

     

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110% Raised of $250 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $22,020 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Zumix

Amount Raised:

$8,571

 

29% Raised of $30,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Madeleine Steczynski

Amount Raised:

$1,820

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JEREMY COLE

Amount Raised:

$1,800

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Liz Teutsch

Amount Raised:

$1,265

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Kim Dawson

Amount Raised:

$850

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Daniel Fox

Amount Raised:

$810

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Arthur Bom Conselho

Amount Raised:

$755

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Sara Pena-Coffin

Amount Raised:

$550

Donor Comments

Rosy & Andres Gil

Rosy & Andres Gil

2 years ago

Luz

Luz

2 years ago

Flavia

Flavia

DONATION: $15

2 years ago

Rosa

Rosa

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

David Goshi-Shun Watson

David Goshi-Shun Watson

DONATION: $25

2 years ago