Birthed in a Doral warehouse, Miami Music Project has spent the last five years teaching kids who might not otherwise have the chance how to sing and play musical instruments, from the violin to the tuba. “Our goal is to transform communities using music as a vehicle,” explains Steven Liu, the director of educational programming at Miami Music Project. “We have four different sites — one in Liberty City, Little Haiti, Little Havana, and Doral, where we engage 500 children in intensive music programming at free or reduced prices.”

Miami Music Project hopes to raise over $50,000 in the 24 hours it will be accepting donations. The Miami Foundation and Knight Foundation will donate a bonus gift to the project for every donation between $25 and $10,000 received on November 19. You can donate by finding Miami Music Project on