I heard about this organization from a news story and followed up on line. I chose to donate a very expensive trumpet, personally delivering it. When I got to their location, they took the instrument but said they did not have a receipt book so they would mail a receipt to me. I followed up several times over the last nine months, always being reassured they would send a tax receipt but I never got one. I don't know how they run the donation end of their business, but I would NEVER give them anything again. If they treat donors this poorly, I can only imagine how poorly they run the rest of their organization.
I was uncertain how I was going afford my daughter's band election this year.
My children and I have had a difficult year transitioning through a divorce, losing their childhood home through a foreclosure, and stressing out in a doubled up living arrangement.
I was guided by a friend to Charity Music.
Through this organization my daughter now has an instrument to learn to love to play.
As a parent I want her to explore her creativity and not always have to denied due to the financial challenges I face.
My hope is she will find how playing an instrument will lift her spirits and soothe her mind from daily stress.
Charity Music is a tremendous blessing to the community!
In my role as a student assistance provider in an elementary school, I work with families who cannot afford the instruments their children need for school. Three years ago, Charity Music provided an instrument for one of my students during the illness and death of one of his parents. Playing his instrument was one of the few bright spots in this child's life during that extremely difficult time. I just contacted Charity Music today, and they are going to help another young person I know whose family needs assistance in obtaining an instrument for her. Music enhances the quality of our lives in so many ways! Thank you, Charity Music, for all you do!
As an art student in college, it's truly heartwarming to know that this organization is provides start up assistance to schools that do not currently have music programs. Every one that helps this organization grow is so passionate about it and the great opportunities they provide to the community. Definitely try to stop by at one of the local art fairs to check out the Instrument Petting Zoo; such a unique thing!
Charity Music is wonderful Non-Profit organization. With many families these days tightening up on their budgets it's sad to say that sometimes the children's life's may be affected. Charity Music is great way for parents to allow their children to still seek out their passions when money might not be so available. It;s nice to see people in the community still seek to help out the people not just themselves.
As more schools are omitting programs such as music and art it is wonderful to see a program like this to help the children with musical talents Not get discouraged. Those who have no funds are able to still advance in their talents with this.
This program is Fantastic. As a Teacher it is Great to see that there is a program out there that can help the unfortunate who can not afford instruments and have musical talent.
This is a great charity that helps a lot of kids out who want to learn how to play music but can't because of insufficient funds.I think it's awesome that some kids want to learn music,and we need more places like this to keep music alive in children.It gives them something to do that's better than what some kids are doing now a days. :)
This charity is hands down amazing. Everyday we see kids wasting their talents because of financial issues. With charity music a child is able to seek its musical talents without being held back. When I was young I wanted to play the flute and unfortunately was not able to due to lack of funds, if a charity like this was around who knows maybe I would have went far with it. I'm beyond grateful to have been able to volunteer at such an awesome place, not only helping the organization but being able to benefit a child's life.
i watched my sister and dad for years find money to help her keep playing for her school, to know that there is a place such as charity music is great because not having the money to do something you love is very sad and stressful. i am proud to say i have volunteered to help such a great charity! Thank You for what you do Charity Music!
Charity Music is an excellent non-profit focused on helping youth find their passion for music. Charity Music helps youth that would otherwise go without find their talent. Charity Music provides a loaner instruments and support. This organization is a great asset to the community and more should know about what they are doing here.
I relocated to Michigan from San Diego and I was looking for a non-profit organization that has a great purpose and is committed to their cause. Via the United Way website, I found Charity Music. Being a musician, I looked into the charity and I was truly impressed. What they do to promote music for the community, especially children and the military, is truly outstanding! Their 'Instrument Petting Zoo' is such a great idea to instill the desire to take up playing a musical instrument, especially for children, is awesome. Having two young children of my own, I can see the importance and value that this brings. I will be bringing my own children to the 'zoo' the next time it is featured at a local event. So many charities have ulterior motives. There is none with Charity Music. They are an outstanding organization. I look forward to working with them for a long time to come and I encourage others to volunteer their time, donate music and music related materials, and spread the word!
Charity Music is SUPER! What they are doing for Macomb County and other communities is amazing! Their goal is to help others through music! They have a great team that is passionate about doing good work for Metro Detroit!!! Keep it up Charity Music you are doing an AWESOME job!!! WOOHOO!
This nonprofit organization is awesome. Our children need a place to express and learn talents. Music is a great outlet! Thanks to the Fachini's for their wonderful work in their community. It's a blessing to pay back and forward.
I began working with Charity Music at the beginning of the year and I have seen the tremendous things that they do first-hand! From the travelling petting zoo to the soon-to-be-open store in Clinton Township – everything they do is dedicated to the community.
Charity music is a spectacular organization. It is definitely a hidden jewel in Macomb County. This is a great way for children to expand their horizons. It allows them to explore various avenues and challenge themselves without it being a hassle. It enables the children to be themselves and have the opportunity to use different tools through music to find who they are. Ultimately, its a great outlet for children and adolescents that is feasible and accessible to people who cannot afford the wonderful instruments any other way.
Starting off in 1996 with a few good people, who wanted to do a few good deeds, this organization has grown into one of the premier music related nonprofits in the nation. The dedication of its all volunteer workforce is second to none. They are truly deserving of the title GREAT NONPROFIT.
I have watched this nonprofits rate of growt over the past several years and have been very impressed with their programs and accomplishments. In addition to renting musical instruments at only $35,00 per year, and providing instuments to VA Facilities nationwide, their have also forme a Detroit Drumline which played the halftime performance at Ford Field on Thanksggiving Day.
I am proud to donate to this Great Nonprofit. They take great pride in spending less than 3% on Fundraising, and less than 7% on administration.
They are very efficient and well organized. I always know that my donation is being well spent with this organization.
Charity Music is a great asset to community. They provide musical instruments, and music instruction to those who could not otherwise afford to experience the joy that music can bring. They are a very professional organization that does the right things for the right reasons. Other nonprofits could learn much from this very well organized group of volunteers.
I am working with a group to start a children's museum in Detroit. I called Charity Music and asked if their instrumental petting zoo could come to our first event. Even though someone had already booked the same date as I wanted, Roger said he could do my event. We problem solved and came up with solutions on how his group could do 2 events on the same day. I also visited Roger at Charity Music. He spent over an hour with me explaining Charity Music and some ways he could help the emerging children's museum succeed. Roger gave me a tour of his non-profit and showed me how one day soon someone will be able to donate a musical instrument and later check back to see how many students played that instrument. Paul gave me a tour of the music shop and showed me where instruments are repaired. I left Charity Music being inspired and uplifted by who I met. I am a fan of Charity Music.
as a volunteer here i can honestly say that this organization is great for young people as well as adults.
and has far exceeds the purpose of the organization of helping people and children of all ages get involved with music its an amazing charity and i am glad i was lucky enough to be apart of it.
exspecally because i was even limited when i joined band in school. i couldn't choose the instrament i wanted because my dad refused to pay so much money for it.. only if i knew about this charity sooner
Having worked as a volenteer for Charity Music Im am inspired and is rewarding to know there are many people like myself willing to devote there time to give back to the community. This is the best by far giving back to our Military the joy of music and to keep music alive to all those who once helped us. Seeing the children at the (PETTING ZOO) explore all the different types of instruments and getting to keep there dreams in playing an instument regardless of financial curcumstances.Charity Music helps provide children with an instrument for 35.00 a YR and so much more its great to see the kids have the oppurtunity to explore all that music has to offer. Working with Roger has been a pleasure he has completely devoted his time and all that he can do to give each and every individual an oppurtunity to fulfill there dreams.He makes a huge impact on our community with all he has to devote! Its been my pleasure to be involved in such a great charity I look forward to continuing to being apart of a wonderful organization
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.
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 first heard about Charity Music from a friend of mine and I wanted to get involved as soon as I heard about their cause. Not only does Charity Music give the gift of music to children (regardless of their financial status), but also to the veterans who have served our great nation. The musical "petting zoo" is such a creative idea to allow children to have access to instruments that they may not have been able to otherwise. Introducing children to the benefits of music at an early age can have a positive impact on their future. The talent and creativity that goes into the projects that are donated to auctions and things of that nature are brilliant. I feel so blessed to be involved with an organization such as this one. Music has had such a positive impact on my life and now children of all ages can be given this gift. It is a privilege to donate my time to such a worthy cause.
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.
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.
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.
Charity Music is a great nonprofit organization serving Southeastern Michigan. I enjoyed my time volunteering at Charity Music, and I look forward to the future of the organization. As Charity Music continues to grow, it will have a bigger and bigger impact, and will allow kids to explore their musical abilities.
I've been involved with Charity Music for several months now and the work they do is extremely important to kids who want to pursue their musical talents but can’t afford to. I feel that they provide an alternative to kids who otherwise would not have one and would end up in very bad situations. I love the work that they do and that’s the major reason I’ve been volunteering with them. Music is important to me and it’s also important that kids have the ability to express themselves through music and Charity Music, Inc. gives them the chance and opportunity to do it.
We have produced large scale plays at in several venues in the U.S. like the Kodak Theatre, those of which we self produced and self funded. Although our content empowers under severed communities and services Veterans, we have not been able to apply for grant funding as we are not a 501c3. We recently contacted Charity Music and met with the C.E.O. Roger. After looking over our materials and meeting with my partner and I Charity became our fiscal sponsor. With in just a few short months we have applied for local and national grants. Roger has been supportive, enthusiastic and has gone the extra mile. Under tight deadlines he provided us all the necessary paperwork from his organization, which without we would not have been able to submit. Charity Music been instrumental in our fundraising campaign. We look forward to continuing to work together to make a difference in the lives of Latinos, Women and Veterans.
For six years I have been coordinating a jazz concert/festival in honor of my late father, Chicago jazz legend Franz Jackson, in Southwestern Michigan (Dowagiac). I had hit a plateau in terms of moving the event forward in growth because I have not yet become a non-profit organization and, therefore, couldn't solicit sponsorship funds for the event. Enter Charity Music, Inc. Our missions are in complete sync and Charity Music almost immediately granted my request to handle the fiscal oversight of the Franz Jackson Jazz Celebration. With the help of Charity Music, I was able to secure several sponsors in a relatively short period of time for this year's event and that enabled me to offer more performances to our audience. Roger has been nothing but attentive and excited about my efforts and working with me to further both of our visions. I am so anxious to start working with Charity Music on the 2013 Jazz Celebration which I hope will not only bring world-class music to people of all ages in Southwestern Michigan at an affordable price, but will also offer exposure to the great work that Charity Music does independently. I am honored and excited to have this collaboration with Charity Music and I look forward to many years of mutually beneficial partnership.
I've been donating my time to Charity Music for a few months and was amazed by the organization right from the start. I am helping them customize their customer information tracking tools. Having been an IT consultant for several years, I can tell you that Charity Music has a better laid out plan for their future strategies than many for-profit organizations I've worked with.
I've been volunteering at Charity Music, Inc. since September 2012. I've been researching musicians who were born in Michigan. I've been collecting data, and using the data to create spreadsheets, graphs, and lists organizing the names in Excel. I enjoyed Charity Music. It was really helpful and educational for my upcoming career in the music profession.
Since September 2012, I've been volunteering with Charity Music, Inc. I'm currently in the process of transferring over 5,000 78 RPM records into MP3s, for airplay on Charity Music's new internet radio stream. The treatment I've received at the Charity Music offices has always been first rate, curious and professional. I highly recommend Charity Music for all your musical needs around Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties!
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.
I have just started volunteering at Charity Music and needless to say I am throughly impressed. The staff is very professional and are extremely fast with responding to emails or answering phone calls or frequently asked questions. Charity music provides children with instruments that would otherwise not be able to afford them. With hundreds of events a year, this organization does all that they can to reach out to the public in order to have their voice heard. So if you or someone you know has an instrument or would like to get involved with a good cause I highly suggest Charity Music.
Charity Music continues to touch lives with music. Many things are happening. Let me name a few... Currently, the annual donation drive is occurring. The more instruments donated, the more can go out to those in need. Earlier this year, CM was awarded a grant from State Farm. CM received enough votes to catapult it into the top 40 winners! This grant was instrumental (ha!) in keeping many projects afloat. It is an honor for CM to be invited to participate in the SE Michigan area Combined Federal Campaign. The Campaign gives federal employees the opportunity to support their community by contributing to a non-profit organization of their choice through payroll deductions. The Musical Instrument Petting Zoo gives children, as well as adults a hands-on experience of instruments. The Instrument Loan Program provides instruments on loan for a fee of $35.00 per year. I am a proud volunteer! The lives that have been touched are many and continues to grow.
I am still volunteering and currently working on an exciting project, Notes of Appreciation - Music for Our Military. We have contacted VA Facilities across the country to support their music therapy programs by fulfilling musical needs, such as instruments, sheet music, CDs and other related items. Many facilities have conveyed their gratefullness for the items that they have received thus far. Charity Music is really making a difference for our veterans!!
I had volunteered my time to help out in any way I could.Made small donations and gave Charity Music a couple instruments that were not in use.They welcomed my help as well as donations.I see Roger doing his absolute best to help out our veterans as well as the those who have strong inclinations for music but just don't have the means to support their musical desires.
When my daughter was first accepted to college we had to make some difficult choices when establishing her budget. Charity Music was there when we needed help in cultivating her musical talents. The industry wide Clarinet rental fee is $35.00 monthly. When Charity Music reviewed our situation, they provided the instrument at a cost of $35.00 for an entire year. Thanks Charity Music for all the good that you are doing.
I have been a volunteer with Charity Music for the past 3 months and enjoy working on the various programs offered. The one I enjoyed the most is their Notes of Appreciation - Music for Our Military. It provides musical instruments and music related items in support of music therapy programs in VA hospitals. They really go out of their way to instruct us volunteers on how nonprofits operate.
As a single on a very limited income, I found it very almost impossible provide my son with a musical instrument. Charity Music was there for me when we needed them most, and for this I will always be greatful.
Great nonprofit dedicated to helping the disadvantaged with musical instruments.
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!
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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
What an excellent idea to furnish musical instruments that are not being used to those who would appreciate the gift of music.Let's all help get these kids off the streets and into music studios where they can feel a sense of accomplishment.Keep up the excellent work.
Charity Music was there to help when my son decided he wanted to play an instrument. They provided him with a trumpet to use for the school year at no cost whatsoever! Their passion for helping people experience an opportunity when it may not otherwise be possible is evident. As a result our son has been in band at school, has made new friends with a positive, similar interest (music) and this experience has boosted his confidence! Thank you Charity Music!!!!! It wouldn't have happened without you! You guys ROCK!!!!!
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 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.
Roger Fachini at Charity Music was AMAZING!! I sent him an email explainning about my son who is special needs and has always wanted a drum set. He replied within an hour and said he could help! I called him and he called me back while he was on a cruise - what service! He set us up with a great ddrum set that my son will love. I am so happy I found him and my son will be happy when he is playing the drums.
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.
Our Granddaughter is 10 years old and has cerebral palsey. She is able to get around pretty well at this point, but must wear braces and finds herself falling behind her classmates often. We are always looking for activities that she can be at an even keel with people that do not have to wear braces. She was just awarded a scholarship for a strings program. While we were thrilled with this news, our hearts also sunk because we would have to pay for the monthly instrument rental. I have been unemployed for two years and do not have anymore unemployment benefits. We are currently cutting back on everything. We did not want to make this part of our cutbacks.
We contacted Charity Music for help. They reached out and provided us with an instrument for her to use. They opened up on a Saturday to allow us to pick up the instrument before her first lesson. We were greeted with kindness and excellent customer service.
Thank you to the team at Charity Music!!
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.
Charity Music Inc has been a true inspiration to me by providing opportunities for me to participate in programs that are having a real and lasting positive effect in the lives of many children throughout the State of Michigan during these difficult economic times.
Charity Music has proven to be an organization that honestly represents the full intended purpose of a charitable 501c3 organization and will continue to impact the lives of our youth for years to come.
Dennis A. Bozung,
Barry Alan Presents, LLC
Charity music provides excellent services to upcoming muscians, established musician and others who are begining. They have helped several people including practicing student receive expensive instruments they could not afford otherwise. The experience working for their company has brought me insight, and enriched my life beyond measure I wouldn't change a thing! Except getting more volunteers so this company can grow.