Chavez does Chicago!

Verified Non-Profit

Verified Non-Profit

The Description

At Chavez High School we strive to give our students a professional experience in theatre. This year we are the only HISD School to participate in the Tommy Tune Awards (a prestigious high school musical awards show). As a school with 84% of our population receiving free or reduced lunch, we face significant budget difficulties not felt by other schools in the competition. One of the best parts of the musical Chicago is the jazz-centered score, and the licensing agreement requires the use of a live band. This is a great experience for the students, but it is also very costly. To that end, we are seeking funds to pay for a live band, costumes, set building, and lighting equipment.

Let's raise $5000 by Black Friday!

Back Up Plan

We will use all funds donated for the production of "Chicago." This could include paying the band, building sets, and creating costumes or props. Every dollar counts in this theatre department, where we turn trash into a 1920's speakeasy every day!

Fundraiser Updates (3)

Thank You Donors!

November 20, 2015

We are SO CLOSE to our goal. The students are blown away by the support so far! Check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znXWHfELNwQ

We are so close!!!!

November 17, 2015

Watch our video to see how you can help us reach our goal!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSDZp0B1stc

Lobos React to Donations!

October 31, 2015

I promise I did NOT stage this! We are so grateful to all of our donors so far!!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1GS_9_mNIU

Comments (8)

Liz Winner November 22, 2015

OH MY GOSH!!!! I was just working on choreography for the "Roxie" number and decided to check on our cause. WE MADE IT! Thank you all so much for supporting us with funds and with sharing our story. I'm going to tell the kids tomorrow, and they'll flip! Thanksgiving is happening for me right now.
- Ms. Winner

Liz Winner November 17, 2015

There's only 10 days left in our campaign! Please share our cause with your friends and family and help us reach our goal!

You can also share this video with the cast of "Chicago"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSDZp0B1stc

Anonymous November 5, 2015

I cannot wait to see this show!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Liz Winner October 31, 2015

WOW! I am overwhelmed by the support the Houston community has given to us. The Lobos have a performance this evening and I will be sure to show them the outpouring of love (and funds)! Look for an update tonight and thank you all for believing in these students.

Mostyn Law Firm October 30, 2015

Break a leg, Chavez High School!

Sherriel Ruth October 30, 2015

Break A Leg!!!

MB Robinson October 29, 2015

Break a Leg! Shoot for the moon- you will land among the stars!
Much success to Winner's Winners!!!

Ula Baldwin October 29, 2015

Bravo! I really don't have $$ to give (I actually just had to do my own GoFundMe for an emergency). However, I would be willing to donate time or props. I can help make / paint sets, I actually have a flapper costume and am sure I could come up with other items. I can paint, I'm a photographer, document production, or just some time. Please don't hesitate to contact me!

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$5

Marisela Martinez

6 years ago

$762

Dwight Baker

6 years ago

$10

Maria Cuevas

6 years ago

$5

Christina Saldivar

6 years ago

$36

Lynn Wittkamp

6 years ago

$20

Anonymous

6 years ago

$15

Whitney Nolder

6 years ago

$25

Jose Rocha

6 years ago

$103

Laura Tyagi

6 years ago

$50

Catherine Gooding

6 years ago

$10

6 years ago

$52

Rebecca Montes

6 years ago

$20

Lara Acevedo

6 years ago

$50

Bill Tovell

6 years ago

$25

Henry & Mary Johnson

6 years ago

$100

Kyndal Hendricks

6 years ago

$50

Daryl Goodwin

6 years ago

$200

aaron maker

6 years ago

$26

Tishaun Ophelia

6 years ago

$50

Michael Glenn

6 years ago

$31

Faye Johnson

6 years ago

$1,030

Anonymous

6 years ago

$200

Anonymous

6 years ago

$52

Anonymous

6 years ago

$26

Albert Baker

6 years ago

$25

Diana Ramirez

6 years ago

$41

Anonymous

6 years ago

$10

Anonymous

6 years ago

$103

Amber Mostyn

6 years ago

$21

Sherriel Ruth

6 years ago

$50

David Konefal

6 years ago

$103

Emily George

6 years ago

$52

MB Robinson

6 years ago

$500

Anonymous

6 years ago

$1,000

B Tribble

6 years ago

$20

ariann burley

6 years ago

$10

Anonymous

6 years ago

$10

Angela Smith

6 years ago

$5

Anonymous

6 years ago

$21

Victoria Brown

6 years ago

$52

Jeffrey Nash

6 years ago

$26

Sandy Parker

6 years ago

$26

Natalie Nelson

6 years ago