Lin-Manuel Miranda Donates $40,000 Worth of Instruments to Washington Heights School
Lin-Manuel Miranda knows how to give back to his community. The multi-hyphenate has long used his platform and fame to raise money and resources to help communities in need. Continuing his legacy, Miranda partnered with Latin GRAMMY In The Schools™ program, part of the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation®.
The entertainer donated instruments to the George Washington Educational Campus in Washington Heights, New York at a value of $40,000.
Miranda surprised students at the George Washington Educational Campus to watch them perform “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” and “Dos Oruguitas” from the Oscar-winning Disney film Encanto.
“What a thrill to watch first-hand as the incredibly talented students at the George Washington Educational Campus performed my work and brought their fellow students to their feet,” Miranda said in a statement. “I’m so grateful to be here with the Latin GRAMMY In The Schools program to support their dreams.”
It is the first time the Latin GRAMMY In The Schools™ has been able to host an event in-person since 2020. The program was established in 2014 by the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® in partnership with the Ford Motor Company. Together, the two companies have helped more than 28,660 students and donated more than $560,000 worth of musical equipment to benefit music students around the world.
“They really put their money where their mouth is in terms of supporting arts education,” Lin-Manuel Miranda told the Associated Press. “It’s not always easy for a school to find those resources, and that’s their mission.”