After several weeks of training, a ten-year-old restores a donated violin that comes in missing parts, with old brittle strings, and covered with years of grim and neglect.
Most dirt comes off with Simple Green. She finds the parts in our scavenged spares inventory, and restrings the instrument with new strings donated by the D'Addario String Foundation. After years of silence, it becomes a violin again in her hands! A formal presentation is created at the next concert. Everyone cheers as a new musician accepts a newly restored instrument from a peer. For the junior intern above, the earned sense of pride and her moment in the light has no comparison. Lumen Christi.