“We Can All Join Hands!”
In 2011, Bob Barlow’s fifth-grade students learned that Haiti was still suffering from a host of problems — a full year after a catastrophic earthquake devastated the already struggling island nation. Bob and his students sprang into action, writing and recording a song aimed at raising consciousness about the ongoing problem — and raising funds to help the people of Haiti. Their song, called “We Can All Join Hands,” accomplished both goals.
“Everything’s Gonna Be Okay!”
When Hurricane Katrina unleashed unimaginable destruction on the U.S. Gulf coast in 2005, Bob Barlow and his creative fifth-graders decided that sitting idly by was not an option. Together, they wrote and recorded a song intended to bring comfort and much-needed emergency funding to the victims of the disastrous storm. Titled “Everything’s Gonna Be Okay,” the song raised thousands of dollars, which were donated directly to hurricane relief efforts.