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Bayside Travel is pleased to announce that Songcatchers of New Rochelle is the winner of the Bayside Travel 25th Anniversary grant.
After receiving almost 40 submissions from local Westchester charities for the $2,500 award, the grant committee had the difficult task of whittling the number down to five finalists. A brief description of the programs of these finalists was put on the Bayside Travel website and then community members were asked to vote either on Facebook, or by email, for their favorite charity to win the grant.
The Songcatchers After School program won by a landslide. The program engages the services of talented high school students to share their musical gifts by volunteering to teach children who could not afford what they themselves were able to have. The Bayside Travel grant will provide professional musicians plus a counselor, to train and guide the teen volunteers on how to teach music to the talented student children.
On Thursday, Barbara Nichuals of Bayside Travel visited Sr. Beth Dowd and her students to get a glimpse of the work they are doing and to present her with a check for $2,500.
Barbara Nichuals is a Pelham resident and has owned Bayside Travel for 25 years. Bayside Travel has 30 expert travel advisors who provide customized luxury travel experiences. For more information about Bayside Travel, please visit their website at www.luxurytravelservice.com or call (914) 833-8880. For more information about the Songcatchers program, please visit www.Songcatchers.org.