Each month, the Live Music Challenge will feature a different charity to highlight a worthy cause that may not be on your radar. Please consider giving to these causes as part of your Live Music Challenge donations. If you would like to write about a charity that is close to your heart to help spread the word, please let us know by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org
This month we feature Songs of Love, a wonderful organization that exemplifies the power of music in lifting the spirits of those who need it most. Please read about Songs of Love and consider donating in the future. Visit their website or go here to donate.
“The Songs of Love Foundation is a national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that creates free, personalized, original songs to uplift children and teens currently facing tough medical, physical or emotional challenges. Each CD is professionally produced with lyrics containing the child’s name and references to all of his or her favorite activities, things, people, and pets. Songs are written and performed in any language in the musical style that the child likes best (kids, pop, R&B, rap, rock, alternative, etc.), by many talented singer/songwriters.
As each child is unique, so is every ‘song of love’ composition. Since 1996 the Songs of Love Foundation has reached out to over 28,000 children in over 500 hospitals and health care facilities in all 50 states and the world.
There is much focus on raising awareness and money in order to find a cure for a variety of life threatening illnesses and lifetime disabilities. The immediate needs of children who go through serious medical and physical challenges are often overlooked. The “songs of love” have often been played to alleviate pain and trauma during painful and scary hospital treatments. The song recipients have played their “songs of love” in all kinds of situations and settings such as car trips to the hospital, show and tell at school, for family and friends in person or on the phone, and even for the doctors and nurses. The children have their “songs of love” always available to them whenever they are feeling down.”