Charity Music, Inc.

Rating: 4.95 stars   62 reviews

Issues:

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  

Over the past two years I have had the pleasure of participating in the excellent work done by all the volunteers and staff at Charity Music. It's been refreshing to be surrounded by such talented individuals who are driven to assist and support their communities throughout Michigan. Raising public awareness of the obstacles facing homeless students who wish to learn an instrument or begin a career in music is just one of the many ways Charity Music has emerged as a leading non-profit organization. Musical donations for our Military in V.A. Hospitals all across the U.S. is another unique way Charity Music has impressively supported our troops in ways no one else has. The kind letters of thanks from so many families that arrive every day are proof of our continued need to keep up the good work.

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  

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  

The people who have contributed and donated their time, money, musical instruments, and talents have been truly amazing. Roger Fachini has dedicated himself to the success of this organization and carrying out its mission and should be commended for his efforts. This organization has helped expose the art of music and instrument playing to those who otherwise may have never had an opportunity to experience the joy an instrument can bring. It has changed the lives of many people and I fully support this nonprofit charity and will continue to do so in the years to come.

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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Rating: 5 stars  

I went looking for a different non-profit with a specific mission. Charity Music is the perfect non-profit to donate too. They will accept instruments and give them to aspiring musicians or they will take cash donations to outreach the community with a petting zoo to give children an experience with different kinds of instruments. They have keyboards, guitars, drums and wind instruments for the kids to play and experience. I look to volunteer this weekend at the Stars and Stripes Festival at Freedom Hill. Please come by and see us and ask us about Charity Music.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Charity Music Inc. has developed quite a niche in the community. From the beginning the organization has focused on service members and at risk youth. From the donations of instruments to develop programs for the VA hospitals Charity Music is conducting their mission ethically and compassionately. The feedback from our clients provides our organization with assurance that what we are doing is good for our clients and our community. I would like to nominate Charity Music for the Non-Profit of the Year for meeting the clients needs and making musical instruments as part of the rehabilitation program at VA hospitals.

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

developing the programs and participating in many activities associated with our mission of supplying instruments to at risk youth and our service members.

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

try to continue to increase the public awareness programs to get our name recognition on a national level.

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

How did you learn about this organization?

I was part of the founding board during the 501 3c certification process

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Build up our repair budget to repair the current inventory of used instruments so they can be distributed.

What is its top priority in the long run?

To clarify our mission to service the youth and service members of our community.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Great nonprofit dedicated to helping the disadvantaged with musical instruments.

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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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a Director on the Board of Charity Music, Inc.

I decided to be on this board once I knew the difference these musical instruments are making in the lives of those less fortunate.

Charity Music is giving hope to many of our country's youth to keep their dream of music alive!

Sincerely,

Dave Christian
"The World's Most Helpful Wealth Manager"™
Founder & CEO
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DaveChristian.org™

PO Box 281642 | Nashville, TN 37228 | 615-852-5655 | Mr.Dave.Christian@gmail.com

P.S. If I can help you in any way, just let me know.

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

Board of Directors

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

Request more donations and funding from other non-profits to hire more full-time, professional non-profit staff.

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I am a Director on the Board of Charity Music, Inc.



I decided to be on this board once I knew the difference these musical instruments are making in the lives of those less fortunate.



Charity Music is giving hope to many of our country's youth to keep their dream of music alive!



Sincerely,



Dave Christian

"The World's Most Helpful Wealth Manager"™

Founder & CEO

Helpology.org™

DaveChristian.org™



PO Box 281642 | Nashville, TN 37228 | 615-852-5655 | Mr.Dave.Christian@gmail.com



P.S. If I can help you in any way, just let me know.

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

Board of Directors

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

Request more donations and funding from other non-profits to hire more full-time, professional non-profit staff.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Charity Music Inc. provides a great service to the community. The service that Charity Music provides is a source for musical instruments to individuals who have the need. I have witnessed many people to benefit from the donations and in turn those who received an instrument. If you need a musical instrument or would like to donate unused instruments, Charity Music is the place to use.

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

my interaction with the clients and reviewing the feeback from individuals who provided instruments and those who used them.

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

The concept of Charity Music provides a service to the community. I would like to see Charity Music to evolve into a music based foundation to provide services to up and coming musicians.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've been involved with Charity Music for the last 2 years, first as a volunteer participating in a variety of projects and events that sustain the goal of Charity Music's mission, " To provide musical instruments, and instructional tools to at risk and disadvantaged children". There are many goals in life that can result in accomplishing things that matter. Providing instruments to our children who do not have the funds to acquire them, presents a tremendous opportunity to our youth to set goals, and inspire creativity, as well as the next generation of musicians.

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

I've personally experienced the absolute joy of not only giving instruments to a deserving child, but the same joy of people who donate their time and energy to help out with the many projects throughout the year, as well as those that give instruments to Charity Music for the sole purpose of seeing that a child has the chance to play music.

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

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would like to see increased active sponsorship from the local community. and a greater emphasis on marketing strategies to increase donations.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been an active volunteer Board Member since 2005. In addition to all the services that the Charity Music organization provides, they have also provided me with personnel and rewarding satisfaction in my board position.

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

I've personally experienced the results of this organization via positive feedback received by many of the clients they have served.

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

Establish additional chapters throughout the United States.

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