There are a ton of nonprofits that our team loves, but there are 4 special ones that we feel deserve a big spotlight! Happy Giving Tuesday! Please donate to these nonprofits to help support the people who need it the most —
AMTAS – American Music Therapy Students
These guys are our future! They are selling shirts through tomorrow ONLY, so you gotta buy today! I love investing in our students because they will hold the torch of our field into the future. There are so many brilliant music therapy students! Let’s come together to give them some major support!
Buy a shirt here: https://www.customink.com/fundraising/amtas
Ukulele Kids Club
Last year we made a giant donation to these guys. They are AMAZING! They are now supporting paid positions for board certified music therapists in Children’s Hospitals. I’m so proud of what they’ve created, and I will continue to support them and spread the word.
Donate here: https://theukc.org/
United for Puerto Rico
This organization had a presence at the exhibit hall at the AMTA conference. Also, Mabel (a member of our team) has family still in Puerto Rico with no power. At conference, we spoke with a couple Puerto Ricans who are starting the movement to bring music therapy to this precious island.
Donate here: http://www.unidosporpuertorico.com/en/
Bi-County Services in Bluffton, IN
Recognizing that all individuals have dignity and worth, it is the mission of Bi-County Services to enable individuals with disabilities to make choices and to live, learn, and participate meaningfully in their communities. Such an honorable mission! This one was Beth Yoder’s pick =) Thanks Beth!
Donate here: http://www.bi-countyservices.com/
Add Your Own Faves!
Drop a comment below to let us know of your favorite nonprofit that supports our clients!
Gigi’s Playhouse- supporting Down syndrome while offering free programs and support.
Check out Katie Lindenfelser at Crescent Cove Children’s Hospice in MN. Katie has her Master’s degree in Music Therapy. She had a dream to make a children’s hospice in the midwest. After 9 years of fundraising and hard work, Crescent Cove opened in November this year! Wonderful, person, Wonderful work and advocacy, and Great facility. I’m sure she would appreciate a shout out!!
The Orange County Tremble Clefs is a therapeutic singing group for people with Parkinson’s disease. They are directed by a Board Certified Music Therapist (me – Karen Skipper 🙂 and supported by the Parkinsons Association of Orange County, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
Donations can be made through our website: http://www.octrembleclefs.com
Institute for Therapy through the Arts
The Nordoff-Robbins Foundation supports the work at the Nordoff-Robbins center for music therapy. The center is a not-for-profit that does lovely work, and they take anyone, no matter their financial situation. Fully deserving of support to continue the work and develop the field!
Hope Center for the Art in Anaheim, CA is a fine arts program for adults with disabilities. They offer various visual and performing arts. In addition, they have a growing therapy services department that offers both music therapy and dance movement therapy. They have an amazing story and are going strong since 1979 despite many set backs. Definitely a unique place!