Today we're celebrating the launch of Marie' Digby's sophmore album, Breathing Underwater. Marie', a huge supporter of The Generation Project since the beginning, has done a lot to spread the word about our organization and to support our start up efforts.
Congratulations Marie'!!! We are so proud of you!
It also seems fitting on this exciting occassion to highlight Marie's first donation through The Generation Project. As one of our pilot donors this spring, Marie' designed and funded a songwriting contest for students in New York City. Marie' was particularly touched by the lyrics submitted by Kevin, an eighth grader from the Bronx. She awarded him a brand new Martin guitar, similar to the one that helped her realize her passion for music when she was Kevin's age:
"I had been looking for ways to encourage children to turn to music when facing difficult times in their lives," Marie' told us. "I am thrilled that The Generation Project finally gave me the chance to do that! I was able to give away an acoustic guitar to a young songwriter. This project is an amazing opportunity for anyone to give back to their communities in their own unique way."