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Goodwill Donations Fund Soquel High Music

Your donations can help local students attend a music festival next month.

With tight state budgets, it's up to the community to help the arts in California, and Soquel is no exception.

The Music Foundation (SoMu) will be taking Goodwill donations all next week while the students are out on spring break to fund a trip for 125 students to compete in the Heritage Festival in Anaheim the following week.

SoMu, which is run entirely by parent and community volunteers, will have a Goodwill trailer set up at the parking lot near the softball field at the school from March 31 until April 7. For filling the trailer, Goodwill will compensate SoMu to fund the trip.  

According to SoMu's Dorene Dawson, the music program at the high school is the biggest in the county, serving four choirs, three bands and 350 total students. 

"Together our community can keep music education strong and sustainable at Soquel High School, empowering our students to stay engaged in school, to test well, and to aspire to attend college," Dawson said in an email to Patch.

Donations (used clothes and other household possessions) can be made every day next week from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. 

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