It’s officially day four of our 12 days of giving, and with that we’re proud to announce our fourth charity selected by Brett, one of our visual designers. Read his thoughts below on why he chose Harmony South Dakota as his organization of choice to donate to. To learn more about Lemonly’s 12 days of giving, read our introductory post here.

Screen Shot 2014-12-17 at 12.20.47 PMWhat charity you selected and what they do: Harmony South Dakota is a local Sioux Falls program that provides underprivileged children the opportunity to improve their sense of community and opportunity through music learning and performance. Students get a chance to participate in a string orchestra, percussion ensemble, choir and private instrumental lessons.

Why you chose this charity: I chose Harmony South Dakota because I believe that all children should have the opportunity to experience making music, no matter what social and economic conditions they come from. Learning music can have substantial benefits for kids, ultimately helping them grow as individuals and become active, engaged citizens of our community. With our donation of $1,000, Harmony South Dakota can purchase instruments that will bring joy to children who need it most.

How to donate: If you are interested in donating to Harmony South Dakota, you can easily do so on their website:!donate/c1ghi