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,â€ 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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