America Sings, Inc.

Rating: 4.67 stars   3 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Philanthropy

Location: 904 Polaris Way Missoula MT 59803 USA

Mission: America Sings! produces noncompetitive choral music festivals and large singing ensembles for special events. Young singers participating in the events are encouraged to do community service in their hometowns, AND America Sings! furnishes opportunities at the events for the singers to do community service. These service projects often involve making sandwiches for area soup kitchens, putting together kits of toiletries, snacks, or school supplies for homeless shelters or other projects for charities aiding disadvantaged children. Participants often bring donations of canned goods for food banks in the city where the event they're attending is held.

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Rating: 5 stars  

America Sings is an incredible organization. I love that so many young people who are passionate about music and helping the less fortunate can come together and express their talents and their generosity in such a fun way! It is such a moving experience to dance and sing with so many unique and wonderful people and the feeling you get from knowing that you have been part of something so big and so helpful to others is almost indescribable.

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the sense of unity and selflessness I gained from this experience.

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involve as many people as possible!

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Rating: 4 stars  

America Sings is a wonderful non-profit organization. It brings students and so many others together to do service projects for those in need. It is absolutely wonderful to see everyone working hard for a benefit not of their own. Also, the students get to share their music passions with everyone!

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America Sings

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Leave it as it is.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My students and I have come to volunteer and perform with America Sings for 10+ years. I continue to return because I see first hand the difference this organization is making in their lives even years after the events we attend. It was wonderful to see students collect canned goods and make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to benefit local communities. It was great to hear their stories about new friends from around the country and even better to see them organize their own volunteer efforts upon our return home from America Sings festivals. But by far the reason I keep coming back is the students who are long gone from those festivals who still write to me to say, "Hey, Mrs. P, remember at America Sings...." I know America Sings touched them in a profound way. I have seen students walk taller, sing when they thought I wasn't looking, make friends for life, all because this organization thinks it is important for students to know that they are valuable and what they have inside them can make a difference in this world. I can not think of anything much more important to equip a student with than a sense of self worth and America Sings continues to do that for thousands of kids every year.

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The professionalism of this organization is impeccable even though it is run very "bare bones." I have experienced it as a teacher and a volunteer and have always been extremely impressed with the results that are garnered with so little funding.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Win the lottery and finance it for life!

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