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CAFE's Performance Truck Fund

$105 of $12,000 goal

Raised by 2 people in 11 months
Dear CAFE supporter,

We need your help! Once again CAFE participated in the the Virginia Beach Panfest in VA this May, and once again, our students were successful in winning the gold and bronze medals in their catergories, meanwhile providing them with a life time rewarding experience. The event is something that our students look forward to each and every year, as it is a chance for our students to showcase their talents on the big stage each spring.

Unfortunately, this year on our way to Virginia Beach, CAFE’s 14” box van broke down after 22 years of service. This truck is used for all of our performances in order to transport all of our steel pan and precussion instruments to and from our Mount Rainer home and our many performance venues.

We were advised by mechanics that it would be more feasible to purchase a newer (previously owned) model rather than to repair this truck. As a result, the CAFE family is reaching out to you for your support in helping us to raise funds to acquire a replacement vehicle. Our GOAL is $12,000. We are hoping that we can count on you to help us reach our goal.

CAFE is a 501C 3 not for profit organization and your donation is tax deductible.

About CAFE: The Cultural Academy for Excellence is a youth-based program which uses the performing arts as the catalyst to develop the passion and discipline for learning, leadership and academic achievement. Through the use of the steel pan, the traditional instrument from the twin Caribbean islands of Trinidad & Tobago, CAFE introduces students to music and the arts, while teaching students life - skills and emphasizing education.


CAFE conducts a Saturday Acadmey and after school program, where tutoring, STEM projects, art classes, yoga sessions, sustainable farming, and more are included.



CAFE also runs the award winnining Positive Vibrations Youth Steel Orchestra (PVYSO). PVYSO performs all around the country and continues to spread the influence of the steel pan throughout the community. Having won the Virginia Beach Panaroama Competition's grand prize three times, while continuously winning gold medals in its category, PVYSO has performed not only in the United States but also internationally. These locations include Senegal, West Africa, Toronto, Canada, and the home of the steel pan, Trinidad and Tobago.



Your donations through this fund would go towards purchasing a new turck to transport our instruments for our many performances around the community and country. We at CAFE would greatly and truly appreciated any and all donations. We thank you all again!


Positive Vibrations Youth Seel Orchestra - "Fantasy"


Positive Vibrations Youth Steel Orchestra - "Can Can"


CAFE Rythym Starters - "Full Extreme"
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