Foregoing the traditional birthday party, Sycamore student Noelle Sharp recently hosted a Donation Party and requested her guests contribute a donation to her choice of a non-profit organization instead of a traditional gift. “I feel very fortunate in my life, and always want to do something meaningful to celebrate my birthday. I want to do my part in supporting others in our community; I love music and want to help all the kids in my school district have the opportunity to enjoy music as a part of their lives, so I chose to support the Sycamore Music Boosters again this year” explains Noelle.
Noelle is a 6th grade student at Sycamore Middle School as well as a growing musician playing Violin in Orchestra and Clarinet in Band. This is the second year in a row Noelle has chosen the Sycamore Music Boosters to receive her birthday donation. As she presented her donation to Music Boosters President Lisa Smith, Noelle commented she hoped her donation would help support the young students in the Music Program, but especially to help bring back the Elementary School Spring Sings. Noelle adds, “Many of my friends and family, including myself, missed performing and attending the Spring Sing this past year. I know the community would like to see these fun concerts return in the future, so I hope this donation will help with that.”
Lisa Smith, President of the Music Boosters comments, “We are honored to be selected as the recipient of Noelle’s birthday donation again this year! She is a very thoughtful and giving young lady, and such an inspiration! We love the idea of giving back while you celebrate; fostering a culture of gratitude and compassion gives this a much sweeter meaning and we are thankful to receive her gift!”
The Sycamore Music Department and the Sycamore Music Boosters, a non-profit volunteer organization that supports all students in grades K-12, encourages others to consider making a donation and support these music programs. Future opportunities for additional donors are always welcome! Contributions in any amount may be given by individuals, families, local businesses, and even corporations. For more information Sycamore Music Boosters President Lisa Smith, at LisaSmith1615@comcast.net or Scott Mertens, Sycamore Schools Music Department Chair, at SMertens@syc427.org. Additional information about the Sycamore Music Boosters may be found at www.sycamoremusicboosters.com, and on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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