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Special fundraiser for Inside the Orchestra

We are always on the lookout for local non-profits to support who make a difference in our community. It's no secret that we are passionate about causes who help kids and dogs and we learned about an organization over the winter that we've come to love. The mission of Inside the Orchestra is to bring orchestra music to young children in the greater Denver metropolitan community, cultivating music appreciation and enhancing their education through an engaging first-hand experience with the orchestra. We attended one of their "Tiny Tots" programs a few months ago and were blown away with how much the kids loved it and how the orchestra performance with completely designed with small kids (with even smaller attention spans) in mind. The children were encouraged to get up and move throughout the performance and it was just as fun for the adults as it was for the kids!

Inside the Orchestra is looking to raise enough funds by June 30 to send 1,500 local Denver low income kids to an orchestra event (their fundraising goal is $15,000). There are numerous long-term developmental benefits to exposing kids to music at an early age. "Music is a language, and children are oriented toward learning language. Music evokes movement, and children delight in and require movement for their development and growth. Music's melodic and rhythmic patterns provide exercise for the brain and help develop memory." Music also helps improve academic skills, develop physical skills, cultivates social skills, refines discipline and patience, boots self-esteem, introduces children to other cultures and other benefits! Inside the Orchestra is the only organization of its kind in the Denver Metro area that brings music to at risk and low income children. 

How can you help? Now through June 28th, book an indoor studio photography session or an outdoor photo session in the Denver metro area with Mark (reserve a session by 6/28 to use by 9/30) and 100% of your session fee will be donated directly to Inside the Orchestra when you mention this fundraiser. You will also receive a $100 credit towards heirloom wall art from your session. Book your photography session with Mark today and help Denver kids at the same time!