“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.” -Sir Winston Churchill
The Milagro Foundation is a publicly supported foundation established by Carlos Santana and his family in 1998.
Milagro benefits underserved and vulnerable children around the world by making grants to community based tax-exempt organizations that work with children in the areas of education, health and the arts.
About End 68 Hours of Hunger
Childhood food insecurity is a national problem, it occurs when children receive insufficient food on a regular basis; in many cases missing meals entirely. There are more than 16 million food-insecure children in America today. This program puts nourishing food in the hands of school children to carry them through the weekend. Each bag provides two breakfasts, two lunches, and three dinners for a child, with some leftover to share! End 68 Hours of Hunger will find matching funds for all donations!
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Conscious Kitchen and Little Kids Rock
In 2019 and 2020, Graystone Builders of New Hampshire donated $110,000 to the Milagro Foundation to benefit the Conscious Kitchen. Conscious Kitchen addresses food equity, education, and access by shifting the paradigm around school food service, while cultivating a local, ecological food system, and building nutrition literacy into meals. Through a collaborative, replicable approach, Conscious Kitchen partners with schools and communities to break the cycle of packaged, overly processed food, transitioning to chef-prepared, scratch-cooked meals created in on-site low-waste kitchens, based on five foundational attributes: fresh, local, organic, seasonal, and nutritious.
Little Kids Rock– Program Fully Funded!
In January of 2020, Graystone Builders expanded its focus to include school music programs. Music programs are usually the first to go when schools need to trim their budget. Music is an extremely important subject for all children to learn and can lead to better brain development, increases in human connection, and even stress relief. As music is removed from schools, children will no longer receive these benefits unless they enroll in private lessons, which are much too expensive for some families to afford (Education, 2017). This is why Graystone Builders and Carlos Santana’s Milagro Foundation decided to partner up and create a matching grant program to establish and support Little Kids Rock in New Hampshire.
Since 2002, Little Kids Rock has served more than 850,000 children with the lifelong gift of music-making.
Little Kids Rock partners with public school districts in some of the nation’s most economically disadvantaged communities with the goal of ensuring that all students (K-12) have access to music education and its many benefits.
“With the resources we invest, teachers can have their programs up and running quickly and at no cost to the school. We build on the expertise and skills of teachers and give schools the flexibility to offer classes during regular school hours or as an after-school enrichment program. Once we have started a program at a school, we support it with ongoing investments of curriculum and teacher training”
Visit their Website to learn more!
Learn More about Graystone Builders, Inc. and The Milagro Foundation matching fund program here!
Be Like Brit
Our commitment is to continue the compassion of Britney Gengel by serving the children of Haiti through sustaining a safe, nurturing home rooted in the virtues of Faith, Hope and Love while developing a sense of social responsibility, community involvement and unconditional love.
Our Vision: To raise the next generation of leaders in Haiti.
Scroll through the pictures to see a home that was built in Haiti and funded by Graystone Builders.
Graystone will match any donations made to Be Like Brit up to $5,000. Please call the office to learn more!
Love for Love City
Love for Love city was created as a fund to channel the right kinds of relief to the people who truly need the help. We are partnering with local charities, with a focus on St. John, to identify needs, create transport for materials, make sure help goes where it’s crucial – and the resources get to the people rebuilding.
Already planeloads of food, water, tools, tarps, generator, medical supplies and clothing have been delivered. We recognize this process is ongoing; not just weeks or months, but years are going to be required to restore the island. Love for Love City is about the sustained effort to support St. John and the entire Virgin Islands.
Working with various national, international, and corporate entities, Love for Love City comes from the heart of No Shoes Nation. We are people who dig in when needed, give when we see struggle and seek to find the best ways to make a difference. Every little bit helps.
Take a look at the email we received from the winner of our Kenny Chesney ticket raffle.
“Sending many thanks one more time and it probably won’t be the last because you can never say it too many times! We received the Kenny Chesney tickets and just, WOW! You weren’t kidding when you said amazing seats! I was just hoping for my first experience at one of his concerts but you guys went over the top. Words cannot express how unbelievably grateful I feel.
You all have such a big heart. The support you are providing to St. John and the Virgin Islands is so incredible. I’m so amazing to see the progress but at the same time not surprised at all. Can’t wait to get back there!”
Graystone was able to raise approxiamtely $70,000 through matching donations for Love for Love City!
Building Homes For Heroes
Buy a Graystone Sweatshirt and we will donate ALL proceeds to Building Homes for heroes! A charity that builds and modifies homes for wounded Veterans and their families.