Graystone Builders, Inc. of New Hampshire
Little Kids Rock
Music opportunities for children is a passion for Graystone founder David Smith and Carlos Santana’s Milagro Foundation. In 1998, Milagro donated 30 guitars to a 1st grade teacher in a California classroom run by David Wish. David used that gift to help start Little Kids Rock, a nonprofit that transforms children's lives by restoring, expanding and innovating music education in our schools. Fast forward to 2020 and you will find Little Kids Rock music programs running in thousands of underserved schools across 44 states!
Matching Challenge Grant: Support Music in Schools!
Carlos Santana’s Milagro Foundation donor, David Smith from Graystone Builders, Inc. of New Hampshire, was interested in providing music instruction for children in public schools. To support this, in 2020, David offered a matching challenge grant for the Milagro Foundation to transform children’s lives by restoring, expanding, and innovating music education across the state of New Hampshire by partnering with Milagro’s long time grantee, Little Kids Rock.
Thanks to David Smith, private donors were inspired to match Graystone's donation of $55,000 to raise $110,000 for Little Kids Rock's Modern Band music program in 17 New Hampshire schools for the first time.
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Graystone Builders + Milagro Foundation
Graystone Builders, Inc. of New Hampshire offers Matching Challenge Grant to support food equity in New Hampshire
Offering a matching challenge grant in 2020 from Graystone Builders Inc. of New Hampshire and partnering with Carlos Santana’s Milagro Foundation, $50,000 was raised for the organization in founder David Smith’s home state of New Hampshire. End 68 Hours of Hunger is a public non-profit effort to confront the approximately 68 hours of hunger that some school children experience between the free lunch they receive in school Friday and the free breakfast they receive in school Monday.
In 2019 and 2020, Graystone Builders of New Hampshire donated $110,000 to the Milagro Foundation to benefit the Conscious Kitchen. It is the goal of Graystone Builders of New Hampshire to ensure children get at least one meal to look forward to each day. Since Carlos Santana’s Milagro Foundation puts such a focus on children, it was the perfect partnership choice. Graystone has given to many local food programs as well as international programs over the last 20+ years.