I hope you are doing well! It’s been an extremely busy couple of months here, but as always, we are so grateful to be playing a role in changing the future for our nation’s most vulnerable children. You probably heard about the recent fatal shooting at the transitional group home in Phoenix. It was all over the news and it was as unnecessary as it was tragic. The shooting brought attention to just how poorly prepared to face the world children are when they age out of the foster care system without ever being adopted.
- Eight out of ten suffer from serious mental health issues.
- One in two become addicted.
- One in four have a baby.
- One in five become homeless.
- One in five will be incarcerated.
It was not their fault that their parents horribly abused them. It wasn’t their fault that they didn’t get adopted. Nor can we blame them for the damage done by shuffling from group home to group home, falling further behind in school, and eventually shutting their hearts and minds down to the hope of being loved. Twenty-thousand children a year!
We CAN help them, and we NEED to. Our therapeutic music program helps these wounded children heal from their traumatic experiences, improves their mental health, and benefits their academic performance. Together, we can provide the necessary healing that will change the future for our nation’s most vulnerable children. They do not have to be doomed to a lifetime of brokenness and heartbreak. Please join me in helping them heal. No gift is too small, and every child’s life is worth intervening in. Please help.
Serving the children together,
All Kids Need Music
How You Can Help
- Receive a musical instrument of their choosing.
- Are matched with a trauma trained professional music instructor.
- Receive one therapeutic music lesson per week.
- Have a safe place to process extremely painful memories and emotions.
- Have a consistent, compassionate, encouraging mentor.
- Have something to call their own that doesn’t go away when they move.
- Heal emotionally.
- Improve cognitively and academically.
- Are given the tools they need to change sorrow to joy.
- Are given the opportunity to thrive instead of just survive.
Our October 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paul’s website is really helpful – check it out!
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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.
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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.
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!