A Night at the Opera

April 7, 2014

Shelter Residents Night at the Opera

Every week The Shelter has music therapy sessions for the residents. At the end of a session a few weeks ago, DeVane suggested the idea of going to the opera to other residents and volunteers. We got asked about the opera, which was surprising to me at first,” said Anna Marie Friars, a Florida State University graduate student who helps run the music therapy sessions. "But then I remembered that these are regular people, normal human beings. The wheels got turning and everyone jumped on board."

Friars, along with the help of other volunteers at The Shelter, created a Go Fund Me campaign online to help fund the magical night. The money would go towards providing a picture-perfect evening for the residents, which would include clothing, transportation, dinner and the opera tickets.

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