Charity Music, Inc.

Rating: 4.95 stars   62 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 40736 Hayes Road Clinton Township MI 48038 USA

Mission: Provide musical instruments to at risk, disadvantaged and homeless youth wishing to explore their hidden musical talents.
Results: Over 200 donated instruments received in various stages of disrepair. Ongoing repairs in processat our newly occupied Donation and Volunteer Center in Clinton Township, MI. Fundraising efforts continue to ensure timely repair and purchase of needed instruments.
Target demographics: cultivate the next upcoming crop of young artists
Direct beneficiaries per year: Give the Gift of Music to over 400 individuals, and 5 schools.
Geographic areas served: the Metro Detroit arae
Programs: the Musical Instrument Loan Program which provides musical instruments at no charge to individuals wishing to explore their hidden musical talents. In addition our Notes of Appreciation, Music for Our Military program provides musical instruments and live entertainment to VA Facilities nationwide.
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EIN 20-2155382
586-247-7444
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Rating: 5 stars  

Having worked as a volunteer with Charity Music for that past several years has given me a great deal of satisfaction in helping others find the joy that music can provide. It is a very efficient and professional organization. They have done so much to help cultivate the next upcoming crop of young artists.

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

Have them expand throughout the country.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Charity Music is an award winning nonprofit whose mission is to help cultivate the next upcoming crop of young artist by providing musical instruments, at no charge, to at risk and disadvantaged youth wishing to explore their hidden talents.In addition, there Notes of Appreciation - Music for Our Military program also provides musical instruments and live entertainment to VA facilities nationwide in support of Music Therapy and Recreational Therapy programs.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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1 person found this review helpful

The Charity Music "Notes of Appreciation - Music for our Military" provides musical instruments and other music related items to VA facilities in support of Music Threapy efforts nationwide. This program has greatly impacted the newly newly formed music threapy initiatives throughout the medical profession.. Having served on many professional boards, and most recently as a Federal Grants Evaluator, I can testify to the hugh impact the Charity Music organization is making on our society.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a licensed counselor in the state of Michigan, as well as a college professor and speaker. The majority of my work (teaching, leading seminars or counseling) centers upon helping others in the areas of Servant Leadership, Diversity and Customer Service Training, Career Development Coaching and working with at-risk youth in overcoming issues of substance abuse, low self-esteem and poor communication skills. In finding out about Charity Music, I am so very impressed with the dedication they have to helping underpriviliged children throughout this country. To give a child, who otherwise would not have had the resources to do so, the opportunity to learn a musical instrument is a true commitment to our young people. They are forver creating ways in which to serve others via the wonderful gift of music. I am grateful to be a part of this organization. Jerry M. Nehr, Jr. Owner, Creative Discoveries Training and Consulting. www.creativediscoveries.net

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Charity music is an organization that I enjoy assisting on a regular basis. As public school programs begin to lose funding for arts programs, students can no longer be provided free instruments to participate. The thought, "If you can't afford to be in band, you can't be in band" is not acceptable on any level. Any child not allowed to be in a band program because they can't afford an instrument is unfair and detrimental to a child's self esteem; making a child feel like they do not belong. Charity Music can change the lives of these kids dramatically and give them a chance to participate and feel accepted. Charity Music has the potential to expand on a statewide level with the right assistance from the community.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Currently Charity Music has provided instruments to hundreds of needy children in Macomb and Wayne County. They have support from Michigan's top Music Educators. These educators spend time providing classes and lessons to young people that cannot afford it. They are also beginning to expend music learning programs to homeless and troubled youth.

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

Changes are not necessary but with the proper community support and involvement, I feel Charity Music can improve faster and reach all of it's goals.

 
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