Ten Percent of Stories of Music Book Proceeds Go To Music-Centered Nonprofit Organizations
As advocates for increasing access to music—for children and adults alike—we are deeply passionate about supporting nonprofit organizations that provide music education and music as a resource for healing and maximizing the human experience. As part of the Stories of Music book project, we are donating 10% of all book proceeds to nonprofit organizations Hungry for Music and MUSIC & MEMORY℠. These two organizations, respectively, provide music education and instruments to children, who wouldn’t otherwise have such an opportunity, and improve the quality of life for the elderly and infirm through digital music technology. The work of Hungry for Music and Music & Memory has changed countless lives, and we are proud to support their efforts through the Stories of Music anthologies.
Our goal is to publish additional Stories of Music volumes on an annual basis to continue giving and to generate positive music experiences for years to come. If you would like to contribute to this cause with your story, we will be accepting new submissions for Stories of Music, Volume 3 beginning in 2017.
The Organizations Stories of Music Supports
Hungry for Music is a non-profit organization that supports music education and cultural enrichment by acquiring and distributing quality musical instruments to underserved children with willing instructors and a hunger to play. At Hungry for Music, their most important service is putting musical instruments into hungry hands. They serve children who demonstrate a desire to learn music as well as teachers who have students willing to learn.
By sharing instruments and musical experiences, Hungry for Music gives children who would not normally have the opportunity to experience a kind of freedom and self-discovery that is often stifled in an atmosphere of economic hardship. All of their events, benefits, instrument drives, and CD production are aimed at uplifting those lives and enriching culture at large by spreading the availability of music education. Learn more and donate directly to Hungry for Music.
They train nursing home staff and other elder care professionals, as well as family caregivers, how to create and provide personalized playlists using iPods and related digital audio systems that enable those struggling with Alzheimer’s, dementia, and other cognitive and physical challenges to reconnect with the world through music-triggered memories.
By providing access and education, and by creating a network of MUSIC & MEMORY℠ Certified elder care facilities, the organization aims to make this form of personalized therapeutic music a standard of care throughout the health care industry. Learn more and donate directly to Music & Memory.