#6] Mr. Hollandís Opus Foundation (MHOF):
Give The Gift Of MusicBy
The Mr. Hollands
Opus Foundation supports music education and its many benefits through the donation
and repair of musical instruments to under-served schools, community music programs
and individual students nationwide.
It was inspired
by the acclaimed motion picture Mr. Hollands Opus, the story of the profound
effect a dedicated music teacher had on generations of students. The film's
composer, Michael Kamen, founded MHOF in 1996 as his commitment to the future
of music education.
Across the nation, school and community music programs have been discontinued
or severely diminished due to budget cuts. The positive effects of music education
on childrens emotional and intellectual growth have been proven. MHOF
sees the importance of music in the lives of all children, and seeks to keep
music alive in our schools.
Through a process of application and review, programs are selected based on
specific criteria. The Foundation repairs damaged instruments, distributes refurbished
instruments, and also purchases new instruments
To make a donation contact
The Mr. Hollands Opus Foundation at:
15125 Ventura Blvd., Suite 204
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403