A Note From the All Kids Need Music President
Hi Friend, Wow! March has just flown by! I hope you are doing well, and that you have a moment to read about how U.S. orphan’s lives are changing because of compassionate people like you donating to our music charity All Kids Need Music.
Since our last newsletter, I am happy to report that we are now providing music lessons for ELEVEN orphaned U.S. children because of generous corporate and individual sponsors. We have SEVEN children waiting to be matched with sponsors, and can’t wait to offer them the benefits of learning to play a musical instrument. Just this morning we received an application from a foster child living in a group home in Ohio. He said playing music helps him deal with his anger issues. He is requesting a sponsor so he can learn to play the guitar. We need your help to get these vulnerable children sponsored as soon as possible with our music charity, as summer can be a tough time for children in foster care.
Each foster child we have the privilege of serving is being blessed with the joy that playing a musical instrument brings, healing from trauma, and the benefits of improved academic outcomes, sociability, and mental health.
Our team is working hard on some exciting projects. I just completed a course on trauma informed therapy, and our teachers are doing the same. This gives us the sensitivity we need to understand the ups and downs of the children we serve and to be an effective component of their healing.
We are writing grant applications to expand our service capabilities because the need is so very urgent. The grant process is time-consuming, and the award process is not a swift one, but we are in this for the long haul. In the meantime, we really do need your help, the kids just can’t wait.
Did you know that every year over 20,000 children age out of the foster care system without being adopted? They have to face adult life without a family, carrying with them the trauma of abuse and difficulties of growing up in the foster care system. When these kids age out of the system, the outcomes are usually not good – drug use, mental illness, pregnancy, homelessness, etc. They are ill-equipped to succeed as adults.
We want to help as many of these children as possible. Can you help? There are many ways to sponsor foster children through our music charity. We need corporate sponsors and individual sponsors. All Kids Need Music is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization, so your gifts are tax deductible. Please be as generous as you can – the future of these children who have endured so much is at stake!
For the Children,
All Kids Need Music
Meet Wesson! He loves music, has written a few of his own songs. Through a generous corporate sponsorship from JLC Roofing, Wesson was given 12 weeks of guitar lessons.
A Little More About Wesson –
Wesson is an active young teenager who is up for trying any new adventure. He recently tried fishing for the first time and really enjoyed it! His favorite sport to watch on television is basketball. He is not a fan of playing basketball, unless it is for fun with his friends.
He loves listening to music and has even written a few of his own songs. One of his favorite things to eat is Ramen with sugar in it (he definitely is original)! He is pleasant, energetic, adventurous, polite and fun to be around.
Do you know someone who would welcome Wesson into their hearts and home? Wesson is fourteen, and we don’t want him to age out of the foster care system without a family. Wesson would do best in a small family setting. He needs an active family that can keep up with his busy and active personality. He will need a strong male figure, but one who does not come off too stern. He thrives in an environment that offers good structure, routine, and consistency.
Would you like more information about adopting foster children? Building Arizona Families, one of our corporate sponsors, can help. They offer virtual seminars on adoption for foster children, infants, and Haitian children. You can find out more about adoption by visiting their website HERE. Please forward the information about adoption to friends and family!
Champions for Children
Meet Building Arizona Families, Arizona’s leading adoption agency and our first Champion’s Champion Sponsor! Building Arizona Families helps families around the U.S. adopt newborn babies. They also provide adoption services for Arizona families to adopt foster children around the country. Additionally, they help U.S. families adopt children from Haiti. Building Arizona Families is a non-profit, licensed, and internationally accredited adoption agency founded by one woman who was adopted herself and another woman who has adopted three children. We are grateful for their generous support in sponsoring SIX U.S. orphans whose lives will be forever changed by Building Arizona Families and their tax deductible donation. Find out more about this wonderful adoption agency at www.buildingarizonafamilies.com
Meet Paul Paich, a compassionate man who serves his community compassionately. Paul has been responsible for closing over 1,000 real estate transactions in the course of his 20 year career in Arizona. He serves his clients tirelessly – a true testament to his honesty and integrity. We are so grateful for Paul championing a U.S. orphan’s opportunity to learn to play music! You can learn more about Paul and connect with him HERE.
Champion These Children
There are so many ways for individuals to help change the lives of foster children.
Choose a child or children to sponsor for a year. You can choose to cover the costs of the child’s instrument and lessons, just the lessons, or just the instrument with our music charity. You can also choose to give to the area of greatest need when helping kids with All Kids Need Music. You can make a single gift or a monthly recurring gift. And remember, it changes childrens’ lives and is tax deductible as an additional benefit to you. Please visit us HERE to learn more!
Businesses that sponsor music lessons and instrument rental for at risk youth are first and foremost changing the lives of the most vulnerable children in the U.S. As a thank you for the generosity of our business partners, our music charity All Kids Need Music provides an effective platform for businesses to build their brand around their corporate generosity.
Research proves that corporations that give back have a significantly higher brand appeal and loyalty rate. Corporations engaged in social good also positively impact their own employees at work satisfaction and company loyalty. Being a champion for at-risk youth provides the opportunity for employees to stay in touch with their sponsored child, providing a source of joy and sense of being cared about for children who in many instances have been terribly abused and discarded. Please visit us HERE to learn more!
All Kids Need Music Needs Sponsors to Help
We urgently need your help for thousands of U.S. orphans living in group homes and shelters around our country. These orphaned children are at risk youth that have already experienced so much pain and loss from unimaginable child abuse and neglect. They need the opportunity to heal through the therapy of playing a musical instrument. Music charity for children can provide that service. We are an IRS registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your generous gift is tax deductible. Please do what you can to help these children!