DETROIT (WJBK) - It was business as usual inside the Detroit School of Arts Thursday morning until FOX 2 showed up with a special surprise.
Roop Raj presented the school with a $3,000 check courtesy of 21st Century Fox and the foundation Give A Note program. Together, they're giving money to schools across the country that are underserved.
"21st Century Fox has been a tremendous partner with us. They have resources that we don't have; we have resources that 21st Century Fox doesn't have. Together, we make a great team. I think the real purpose of this is to support and serve underserved populations," says Nancy Ditmer from Give a Note Foundation.
More than 500 students attend the Detroit School of Arts. More than half of the students play instruments or sing.
The school is also currently working on raising the funds for a trip to South Africa this summer.
"We do sucha wide variety of music here at DSA; it can take them to another world. Our students learn to sing in Italian and French and Spanish and so because of what they learn here, they get to take a little piece of themselves across the world and back here to DSA," says DSA principal Delois Spryszak.
The money from today's donation will be used to help repair instruments and fund programs.
Detroit Public School Chrysler Elementary also received a donation later Thursday.