I know it’s been a while since I posted anything here – I’m in the process of trying to set up a website. But to catch up on everything that’s happened: In January, RestringHaiti, Inc. was officially incorporated as a nonprofit organization! Now, I am ready to file the application for 501c3 status. And to help pay for the application fee, I hosted a benefit concert. The concert featured performances by some very talented musicians – a brother-sister duo (violin and cello), a young string quartet, and my very own older brother – and I can honestly say that they all sounded fantastic, and I couldn’t have done it without them. I have a recording of the concert, which I will try to cut and edit a little bit before posting. But for now, here’s the program:
The money I collected at the concert will first be used to pay for the 501c3 application filing fee. After that, I’ll use it to pay for instrument repairs (I have two violins that are in desperate need of some repairs before they can be shipped), and then for shipping.
I think that the concert was a huge success, and I have to thank everyone for coming (and of course for all the wonderful donations)!