Back To School AKNM July 2022 Newsletter

     I hope you are doing well!  It’s hard to believe that we are entering the final weeks of summer break, and it’s back to school planning time. For many children in the U.S., shopping for new clothes, shoes, backpacks and school supplies is lots of fun.  They are looking forward to going back to school, reuniting with friends, and fun extracurricular activities.
     Sadly, the experience for U.S. foster children is far different.  In many instances, they are starting at a new school as a result of changing group homes over the summer. They move an average of two to three times a year, so there are no consistent friendships, teachers, mentors, or neighborhoods to support them. Every time they move, they lose ground academically, so foster children are also typically behind in school.
     Clothes, shoes, backpacks, and extracurricular activities are all dictated by state child welfare services budgets so the new fads are rarely sported by foster children. Looking different and feeling different further isolates foster children, who already carry the deep wounds from life-threatening abuse at the hands of  people who were supposed to love and protect them.
     It is a lose-lose scenario.  The same system that cares for them now is unintentionally causing further harm.

What’s the Solution?

It’s complicated.  The very best solutions are upstream – solutions that reduce child abuse. For children who have already been abused and parental rights have been severed, the best solution is to be adopted by a loving family.

In the meantime, sitting idly by hoping their lives will get better is not an option. We all can play a role in providing healing and hope for foster children.  Therapeutic music lessons are proven to help heal trauma, increase academic performance, and decrease anxiety and depression.  If ever there was anyone who could benefit from music lessons, it is abused foster children.

Please be a part of their solution – it really is up to compassionate people like you and I to help them heal and improve the outcomes for their future.


We can’t sit back and watch, hoping something will change. We should all be a part of the solution. Let’s change the future for U.S. orphans! Please partner with me – every dollar counts and it is tax deductible.  

Serving the children together,


All Kids Need Music

Our July Newsletter Sponsor

All Kids Need Music is grateful that Paul is generously giving back to his community through changing Arizona orphans’ lives. In addition to sponsoring the March Newsletter, Paul faithfully sponsors two orphans who receive the therapeutic music lessons they need to heal from horrible abuse. Paul is an experienced Associate Broker that serves buyers and sellers alike with excellence. He is a Certified Military Residential Specialist and a certified Seniors Real Estate Specialist in case you know someone who deserves the excellent service level and attention to detail that Paul provides.

You can reach out to Paul at (602) 722-0026 or by e-mail at

Client Testimonial – “I can’t say enough wonderful things about Paul Paich!”

From beginning to end and even after our close date, Paul went above & beyond in every aspect. I was thoroughly impressed & so grateful to have Paul working with us. We will never use anyone else – he is  an incredible realtor & fantastic guy!!!! From the meeting us the first day I contacted him, getting an offer in within the hour, spending hours reviewing the home inspection, daily correspondence, and even sitting next to us during the signing of closing docs, Paul was with us every single step of the way!

Anthony & Tangi Richert

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Corporate Champions for Children

Thank you, Fundamental Music Instruction!  Fundamental Music Instruction (FMI) is instrumental (forgive the pun) in supporting the work of All Kids Need Music.  Sponsoring children, volunteering unpaid time to teach, and even supplying musical instruments – they truly have been a primary supporter!  Fundamental Music provides high quality music classes for schools and individuals either on site or online, and has been doing so for over four decades.  Their amazing faculty represents over two hundred years of combined teaching experience.  Every teacher has a music degree and many have advanced degrees and are professional musicians that are passionate about sharing the joys of music through teaching.  Find out more about the numerous musical instruments and types of lessons FMI offers HERE.

There are numerous benefits for corporate sponsors, including significant marketing benefits and tax deductions.  Find out how your company, school, or place of worship can change children’s lives and reap the rewards of compassionate corporate generosity.  Click below to find out more.

Individual Champions

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.  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 Champions

Businesses 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!


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