Unbelievably talented. Mary (not her real name for privacy) plays three musical instruments. She has a beautiful singing voice. And yet, within a two week time span Mary tried to take her life three times. We are so grateful that she was unsuccessful. Thanks to a generous sponsorship from Reunion Church, we now have the opportunity to provide music therapy to help heal her broken heart and despairing soul.
You may not have realized how serious all of this is. That All Kids Need Music sponsors are sometimes the lifeline that these orphans need to break free of cycles of shame, pain, and trauma. While the horrific abuse they have endured was absolutely not their fault, many of them blame themselves, believing they are unlovable and that no one will ever want them. Sexually assaulted, starved, beaten, neglected – all to the level of life threatening abuse. It is how they became orphans living right here in our own country. Unless people like you and I fully understand the reality of how deep their pain and loss is and do all we can to help, their lives and futures remain bleak, and they remain despairing.
At this time of year, we look forward to gathering with our families, to celebrating what we are thankful for. These children living right in our own backyards don’t have that. They will have Thanksgiving in a group home with other abused children. The adult there will be the caretaker who didn’t have enough seniority to get the day off.
Please – and you know I am not usually this forward – I really need your help. This is such a difficult time of year for these precious children who have already suffered so much. Help me help them! Let’s give them a musical instrument that is all their own – a miracle to them! Let’s give them therapeutic music lessons to heal from their trauma, reduce depression, and improve their educational outcomes. This gives them hope and at least the chance for a bright future.
You might be thinking that a sponsorship is too expensive. That’s OK. Your tax deductible gift of ANY amount helps us help abused orphans heal. And in Mary’s case, it just might be life saving. We know for a fact it changes their hearts, minds, and futures. And every child deserves a chance. Please be the opportunity they need to heal and have hope for their future.
Thank you, Elevate Marketing! Elevate Marketing has been a sponsor of All Kids Need Music for almost a year. The transformation therapeutic music lessons have made is truly remarkable. A sponsored student has moved away from self-harm and debilitating depression to growing self-esteem and reclamation of capabilities that were lost prior to therapy. Changed lives and changed futures are what sponsorships are all about! Elevate Marketing is a full service marketing firm that works with businesses, non-profits, and schools around the U.S. Elevate Marketing, and its’ subsidiary, Elevate Education Marketing, have a track record of achieving positive growth for the organizations Elevate serves.
Above all else, Mary needs a forever family. Please share this newsletter with others and help tell her story. If you know anyone who wants to open their heart and home to Mary as her forever family, please reach out to Building Arizona Families adoption agency. The contact to adopt foster children is Ixcel Baca, and she can be reached at 623-696-9537. You can e-mail her HERE, and you can download a free info kit on adopting foster children HERE.Would you like more information about adopting foster children? 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. And, you can view children whose parental rights have been severed and who are hoping and praying for forever families HERE. Please forward the information about adoption to friends and family!
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Individual ChampionsThere 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. You can also choose to give to the area of greatest need. 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.
Business ChampionsBusinesses that sponsor music lessons and instrument rental for at risk children 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, we provide 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 children 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.
We urgently need your help for thousands of U.S. orphans living in group homes and shelters around our country. These orphaned children 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. We are an IRS registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your generous gift is tax deductible. As a result of our financial transparency and integrity, we have been awarded the Guidestar Gold Transparency Seal. You can trust us that your tax deductible gift goes to change abused orphans lives. Please do what you can to help these children!
Dr. Isaac has been involved in Christian ministry for over three decades. She has served as an adjunct professor at several Christian universities, created Christian leadership courses, and written course curricula, and now serves as the President of the Fully Equipped Bible Institute.