SOCIETY OF SINGERS

Rating: 4.95 stars   103 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Human Services

Location: 26500 W. Agoura Rd. #102-554 Calabasas CA 91302 USA

Mission: SOS benefits the health and welfare of professional singers by providing a safety net of free and confidential services to those who find themselves in extreme crisis.
Results: SOS has helped well over 3,000 singers to the tune of $3 million.
Target demographics: Professional singers of all genres who have earned their primary income from singing for five years or more. Circumstances must be of an emergency nature.
Geographic areas served: Nationwide
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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

In 2009, SOS provided me with the opportunity to continue my education at the Master's level by granting me a generous scholarship. Without their support I would not have had the funds to begin my Master's in Opera Performance. SOS really cares about the people they work with and they show it just by sending a short e-mail to ask how things are going. I am truly grateful for SOS.

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

Receiving a scholarship award.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

I only had contact with e-mail.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Really spread the wealth for even more musicians.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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8 people found this review helpful

My experience has been nothing but positive. Wendy Garfinkel is a great person.She is very understanding and cares deeply for her clients and a true child of GOD.

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

After Katrina,I like many persons from New Orleans was hurting. Society of Singers was there and did all they could to help.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Is the rich relationship and the great feeling of haveing made new friends.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

People that realy know what I was going through and folk just like me.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Help more people, and do more to help people like me

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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4 people found this review helpful

SOS was able to help me at a most critical time in my life when certain reliable sources of work had shifted and I found myself with insufficient income for the next month's rent and living expenses. I am grateful for organizations such as SOS who strive to help those of us who have devoted our efforts to singing and the musical arts. Thank you for being there!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Everything was handled by phone or email.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2005-1-01

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3 people found this review helpful

The Society has helped me in the past when I needed them most. This is a wonderful organization if you need help and have nowhere to turn and all of your options are out the door...The staff is very helpful and especially I'd like to give a shout out to Wendy she is simply wonderful...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The help that they give..

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Wonderful

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Help a lot of people who are in trouble...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-1-01

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4 people found this review helpful

This organization was amazingly supportive when I was sick from pancreatic cancer with no health insurance. They helped me with money, support and organizing other places to contact for funds. I would never have been able to handle this without the wonderful advice and support of wendy garfinkel and society of singers. candye kane

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

my financial arena. I had no insurance when I was stricken with pancreatic cancer

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their tireless support and willingness to help above and beyond the call of duty.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

generous, competent and enthusiastic.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help so many other struggling singers faced with huge challenges due to health and other financial challenges.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-2-01

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4 people found this review helpful

Society of Singers has been a great blessing to me on two separate occasions when I needed help the most. The staff was very nice to me, considering my situation and observing the utmost confidentiality as well as helping me to keep my self-respect during a very hard time. Hats off to SOS and all of its staff for the superb work you do for artists and singers. And thank you for being there for me.

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

my personal finances.

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

not at this point.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

how comfortable they made me feel.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

courteous, pleasant to work with and not condescending.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

be of service to more and more people who are suffering during this recession.

Ways to make it better...

I had known about SOS sooner.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

financial.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I appreciate all of the help that SOS gave to me.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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3 people found this review helpful

After Hurricane Katrina, I needed financial help to begin rebuilding my career in another city. The city was Chicago, it was bigger, scarier, and colder, for an unknown singer like myself. S.O.S. was able to assist me with some of my utilities when the work just wasn't there for me. It may not seem like a lot, but it was exactly what I needed to get by at that time. I still live in Chicago today. Thanks S.O.S.!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the fact that it helps singers, usually singers are thought of last, not first.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2006-1-01

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4 people found this review helpful

SOS is one of the most amazing organizations! Their support is genuine. I am a singer who has gone through some personal challenges mostly stemming from the remnants of a divorce. SOS has shown nothing but compassion towards me in addition to their unending support and guidance. Wendy you're the BEST!!!! I really do appreciate you and Society of Singers.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Kind, compassionate, caring and understanding.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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7 people found this review helpful

I am a performer who left her hometown and moved to NY to follow her dreams . In the process got married and had a child. 7 years into my marriage it fell apart. I found myself alone, a single mom with no current income from a show in 6 months. Singers Society helped me in my time of need more than i could have asked for. Thanks SOS!!!!Please help SOS CONTINUING THIS AMAXINGLY HELPFUL ORGANIIZATION BY DONATING NOW.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

compationate, understanding, private and non-judgmental. which is so important when people are trying to find help and are vulnerable in their time of need.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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6 people found this review helpful

I am so thankful for Society of Singer's help during this difficult time. I was diagnosed with breast cancer at the same time my performing job ended as well as my health care coverage. Having known what great work SOS does and have recommended them for years to many people in need, I couldn't have known that I would need to call on them for help. I knew I was in good hands when the first thing Wendy asks on the phone is "How are you feeling?". SOS as seen it all - and knows how difficult times can get for singers going through a crisis! I can't thank them enough for their generous support and coordination of programs that provide emergency help for professional singers like me.

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

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Terrifically kind and caring!

Ways to make it better...

SOS could help so many more people if they only had access to more funds.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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