Thanks to our 2012 contributors!

As Evanston Escola de Samba’s 2012 season draws to a close, we wanted to personally thank all those who generously donated to their time, energy, and resources to EEDS during the past year. Please join us in thanking all the friends of EEDS by visiting our official contributors page!

But even with such a successful year, EEDS still needs your support!

EEDS is one of Chicagoland’s most unique intergenerational programs: children and parents, spouses and grandparents come together to make Brazilian music and have fun. This past year, EEDS brought the joy of samba to more than 1,000 individuals of all ages through dance and percussion classes throughout Chicagoland. Please help us to grow this inclusive and multi-generational program for our community with a tax deductible gift. Your contribution will go directly toward EEDS’ most pressing needs, including:

  • Financial support for scholarships for students in need
  • The purchase of costume elements for underserved youth to be used at our performances
  • The purchase of additional Brazilian percussion instruments to be used in residencies, where our professionals bring Brazilian music to public school children
  • Financial support for EEDS’s participation in the Evanston 4th of July Parade. This includes the performance of a “Samba Enredo” (theme song) to be recorded by the escola and performed with live musicians in parades

With your much needed help, we hope to increase our outreach events and offer the joy of samba to everyone in our community. To give, click on the yellow icon at the right of this page, or visit our official donation page. Once again, thanks to all of our contributors over the past year, and thank you for your continued support!