Speaking of hope, I’d like to thank 1308 Productions , a nonprofit music education advocacy and public service organization, for giving hope to a lot of children in poverty stricken Haitian towns.

The organization, run by siblings Allison and Jason Novack, recently established a youth music program in Tabarre, Haiti, and also in several other Haitian communities. And they did it with your help of donated musical instruments and sheet music. Photos of the program now in operation:  https://www.1308productions.org/tag/haiti/

The Novacks need your help again. They have a holiday drive for more instruments and sheet music. They want to make the delivery early in January.

New and used instruments in good condition are needed for the organization to take its work into other Haitian towns, to children and youths who otherwise would never have the opportunity to learn music and how to play instruments.

The donated instruments and sheet music, monetary donations and all that is needed to start a beginners’ class, is needed for the project.

The Novacks have also provided instruments and scholarships to music education programs at local public schools in South Florida.

If you want to help, visit 1308 Productions on the web at: www.1308productions.org, or you call 305-947-3000 to arrange pick up or drop off instruments for the cause. Monetary donations may be sent to 1308 Productions, Senator Building, 13899 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 400, North Miami, Florida 3181.  Please make checks payable to 1308 Productions.

Originally appeared on Miami Herald, December 28, 2014. Written by Bea Hines.


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