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.
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
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.