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SWAN: Scaling Walls a Note at a Time

Give to this cause October 15-17!

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Send “Give” to (717) 807-7975
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Cause Profile:

SWAN was founded in 2011 by its executive director, Diana Vuolo. There are no memberships

Your gift will give joy and hope to children in crisis. The joy of music-making combined with immediate access to mental health assistance empowers children to rise above their present and difficult circumstances while creating pathways to success.

SWAN serves children affected by parental incarceration and the resulting trauma by providing free music lessons, performance opportunities, Bible and Trauma Management Classes, and immediate access to mental health professionals. Support a Child Today: Give Music, Empower Dreams!

SWAN’s Mission: To be dedicated advocates for children affected by parental incarceration and the resulting trauma by providing life-changing intervention through music and mentoring.

Serving: Lancaster’s Youth Intervention Center and the School District of Lancaster

Core Classes are offered in Bible, trauma management, drumming, singing, strings, piano, ukulele, and guitar. Students have immediate access to mental health professionals.

Why Music? Because music benefits children neurologically, physically, emotionally, behaviorally, scholastically, and socially, in fact, in many ways that trauma harms a child, music can help.

Why Mental Health? Research has shown that the value of teaching mental health is paramount to reducing violence, limiting risk factors for dangerous behavior, and fostering an overall healthy and safe learning environment.

Examples of how your gift will be used:
  • $10 Provides Music Books and Supplies
  • $25 Supports Group Lessons (Music, Bible & Trauma Management)
  • $100 Supports Private Music Lessons
  • $500 Supports Full-day Summer Camp for 5 weeks