Lin-Manuel Miranda donates instruments worth $40,000 to Washington Heights School
Lin-Manuel Miranda knows how to give back to his community. The multi-hyphenate has a long history of using its platform and fame to raise funds and resources to help communities in need. Continuing her legacy, Miranda has partnered with Latin GRAMMY In The Schools™ program, part of the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation®.
The artist donated instruments to the George Washington Educational Campus in Washington Heights, New York, valued at $40,000.
Miranda surprised students at the George Washington Educational Campus to watch them play.We’re not talking about Bruno” and “Dos Oruguitas” from the Oscar-winning Disney film Encanto.
“What a pleasure to see the incredibly talented students of the George Washington Educational Campus perform my work and put their classmates on their feet with my own eyes”, Miranda said in a press release. “I’m so grateful to be here with the Latin GRAMMY In The Schools program to support their dreams.”
This is the first time the Latin GRAMMY In The Schools™ has been able to host an in-person event since 2020. The program was established in 2014 by the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® in partnership with Ford Motor Company. Together, the two companies have helped more than 28,660 students and donated more than $560,000 in musical equipment to benefit music students around the world.
“They really put their money where they want in terms of supporting arts education,” Lin-Manuel Miranda said. The Associated Press. “It’s not always easy for a school to find these resources, and that’s their mission.