As we come to the end of this spring’s #BroadwayBonnets#RedBuckets fundraising, we need to send a huge thank you to our incredible volunteers, also known as the Bucket Brigade! Celebrate #NationalVolunteerWeek with us and say, "Thanks" in the comments below.
From Executive Director Tom Viola:
Soon after the tragic shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, @bcefa heard from drama teacher Melody Herzfeld that students were having a difficult time returning to a school that had been marked as a crime scene. So we reached out to the Broadway community to gather a collection of show posters to be sent to the school. Nearly two dozen shows responded with special messages – and we threw in a few vintage leftovers from last September's #BroadwayFlea Market & Grand Auction, hoping that these colorful souvenirs might lift their spirits as they move forward.
Here is a photo we just received from these brave, smiling high school actors and techies! And a note from Melody: "The feeling here at our school is unimaginable. There are no words. Our Broadway family is covering us in a cape of love and protection and we are so grateful of that. The signed posters arrived! The Broadway community's generosity is unbelievable. I wish we were writing under different circumstances. But the kids are strong. Kids are tough even when they are crying. They will focus on their art and will 'sing' louder than any who would do us harm. But as you can see from this photo, they loved receiving these posters! There were cheers, screams of delight and some happy tears. Thank you and God bless." My thanks to stage manager Amy Steinman for first connecting us with Melody and the drama kids at Stoneman Douglas. #MSDStrong