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Record-Breaking Year for Bread & Roses

As you can see by our latest program results, Bread & Roses presented an all-time record 626 shows in 2016. With your support we will reach even more audiences in need!

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Turning donations into joy.


What does music mean to you?

While you are reading this, the curtain is rising on a Bread & Roses Presents performance nearby.

At Mills-Peninsula Senior Focus, as the music slows with a lovely rendition of Love Me Tender, an elderly woman named Rachel, quietly folded in her chair, looks up and says wistfully, “I can’t remember the last time I danced.” With a hand from staff, Rachel was up on her feet swaying to the music and smiling; and soon others, staff and clients, were inspired to join Rachel on the “dance floor.” In this diverse group of clients representing many cultures, speaking different languages and from varied backgrounds, it was evident that music truly is the universal language...

Read the full letter here: Fall Appeal Letter | Turning Donations Into Joy

"Community Engagement Champion" Award Winner!

We were honored to receive the 2015 Community Engagement Champion Award at CalNonprofits' annual policy convention at the Oakland Convention Center today. Bread & Roses Presents Development Director Elissa Burke and Executive Director Dave Perron received a check for $10,000 from Cindy Duenas of CalNonprofits board, and Monica Trevino, of CalNonprofits Insurance Services who sponsored the award. The state-wide recognition means a great deal to us as we work to sustain our legacy into the future.

>>Read the full article on our blog...

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Performer Testimonials

My commitment to serving humanity inspires me to support Bread & Roses. 

-Carlos Santana

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