Well happy November, everyone!
I am pleased and honored to announce that I was able to work up a few items for donation to the School of Rock Scholarship Benefit Show in Evanston, IL!
A member of my extended family works for the School of Rock and is assisting to coordinate the benefit show, so of course I was more than happy to donate some items in order to raise some funds for a terrific organization.
Pertinent info: the Schools of Rock Evanston and Highwood are getting ready to host their annual Scholarship Benefit Show, which will be held on November 8 at 27 Live in Evanston. All proceeds from the show, raffles, and silent auction will go toward their Scholarship Fund, which directly impacts enrolled students who rely on scholarship funds.
As someone who grew up playing an instrument and developed a deep and lasting love of music, supporting an organization that develops this fundamental relationship in youths really matters to me.
Here’s a little more about the School of Rock and their philosophy:
School of Rock isn’t just about creating killer musicians with a lasting love for all things rock. Because life isn’t a solo act, we’re equally focused on creating awesome bands of friends and musicians. We build a solid foundation for musical education. But we go on creating awesome bands of friends and musicians. We’re as much about orchestrating a community on the North Shore full of cool experiences as we are about building confidence, extraordinary teamwork, and achieving excellence through our unique teaching method. School of Rock is a place where all kids are accepted and encouraged, and we do not want to turn away families who might not be able to afford our programs.
Below are some photos of the items I made and donated. In addition to the bunny and dragonfly baby blanket, I made available to the winner of the auction items a special coupon code for my shop. (Pumpkin is not part of the auction, however.)
If you are in the Chicago area and want to donate or participate in the benefit, check out their Facebook page for more information on the event. It really looks like it’s going to be a fabulous success and lots of fun!