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Phinney Neighborhood Chorus raises entire year’s budget for Haiti school in one night

More than 200 people attended Saturday’s Phinney Neighborhood Chorus concert to raise funds for the George Marcellus School in Haiti, raising $7,620 – enough to cover the school’s entire budget for one year.

The chorus’s motto is “Sing local, act global.”

The school’s annual budget is $6,582. Of that, $4,902 is budgeted for teacher salaries, $180 for school supplies, and $1,500 for one meal per day for each child (sometimes their only meal of the day).

The chorus has raised more than $90,000 for two Haitian schools in 12 years.

Online donations are still accepted through the Mona Foundation.