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Review for Bread and Roses Benefit Agency, Corte Madera, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I've volunteered as a host for B&R's musical performances for a year now, and never fail to be impressed with the power of music to lift the souls of people in tough situations. Nursing homes, lock-down psych wards, drug rehab homes, juvenile hall, and other isolated populations come to life when great performers sing and play their musical hearts out for them. Toes start tapping in wheelchairs, cynical drug users start swaying to the beat and singing along, and even non-responsive psych patients lean forward towards the performers. Before you know it, souls that have been heavy are suddenly lighter and feeling joyful. As one drug rehab dweller said - "For a few minutes there, I was free!" What a gift B&R brings to people.

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

how cynical and jaded men in drug rehab units eventually start singing along and clapping with performers mid-way through a show - suddenly they are emotionally open and enjoying themselves.

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

Open magnet offices in different towns within this geographical area and better serve populations that need them - but right now are too great a distance (and bridge and gas costs) for volunteers to make.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Volunteer & I set up sound equipment, introduce musicians, and write up report of performance.