KidZNotes is a nonprofit charity that provides classical, orchestral music training to children in East Durham. The children in the program attend the lowest-performing elementary schools in the city. Last year, KidZNotes provided 110 students with their own instrument, along with 500 hours of instruction, at no cost.
The program is funded entirely through donations from individuals and companies in the triangle. Now, you can donate simply by purchasing one of the great offers that supports KidZNotes on the Durham-based startup, VivaHub.
VivaHub is a Web-based platform that was created by Durham entrepreneur Todd Atlas. The idea is similar to Groupon, where businesses offer specials deals online that you redeem instore.
Local business like Blu Seafood Restaurant, Respite Cafe, Vita Ristorante, Guitarist Eddie Berman and Sound Pure Music are supporting KidZNotes aim to develop values that contribute to the students success at school and in society. The businesses have posted special deals here that give you a discount, and also give KidZNotes a donation.
“VivaHub provides a truly great opportunity to support a wonderful local music cause while reaching new clients for my business,” said guitarist Eddie Berman who is offering discounted lessons with 15% of the purchase going to KidZNotes.
VivaHub is free for consumers and fundraising organizations, while merchants pay a small percent of their offers sold.
This is the second fundraising effort for VivaHub. In May, it helped the Durham Arts Council to raise over $5,000. Atlas is a board member of the Durham Arts Council, and KidZNotes is one of the Council’s resident organizations. KidZNotes also will be the beneficiary of this year's Triangle Corporate Battle of the Bands.