Attorney Shafer Attends Bluebird Educational Foundation Event To Support “Recycling In The Key Of E”
Along with serving as an advocate for his clients accused of criminal acts, Attorney T. Charles Shafer is also committed to the betterment of our local community, particularly our youth. That is why he serves on the board of directors of the Bluebird Educational Foundation, an organization dedicated to the enrichment local students with events and programs that expose them to blues, jazz, classical music. Attorney Shafer recently attended a BEF presentation to St. Lucie County Board of Education in support of the foundation’s “Recycling in the Key of E” initiative.
“Recycling in the Key of E” is a program that provides musical instruments to local students. BEF seeks out the used instruments, pays for their refurbishment, and then donates directly to schools with undeserved music programs. At a recent presentation, Attorney Shafer and other BEF board members presented students with the newest refurbished instruments for the new school year.
“Recycling in the Key of E” is just the latest effort by BEF to help local students. Since 2008, the organization donated over 200 computers to local classrooms and have organized countless, one-of-kind musical workshops for 5,000 Treasure Coast students. Looking to the future, the foundation is hosting several cultural and fundraising events.
From BEF’s latest program:
- November 20, 2015 – Sammy Figueroa & Sally’s Tomato: Renowned percussionist Sammy Figueroa brings his Cal Tjader tribute, Sally’s Tomato, to Fort Pierce. He will also hold an Afro-Cuban and Latin Jazz master-class with the Lincoln Park Academy Jazz ensemble.
- January 23, 2016 – Groovin’ & Tastin’: The Humdingers and Rivertown will provide vibrant musical accompaniment to the annual rooftop Groovin’ & Tastin’ event, the Sunrise City Beer, Wine & Spirits Fest. All proceeds benefit BEF.
- April 2016 – Jazz Appreciation Month: BEF is working with the Smithsonian Institute to host events, sponsor programs, and distribute literature to local students about the history of jazz in America. Specific dates and events T.B.A.
For more information about these events or how to become a BEF sponsor, contact 772.460.6493 or email email@example.com today.