As a professional musician, I know that music is a gift that gives in every way.
Yet during this holiday season, it’s especially important to know that Inspirit provides the gift of live music – for the less fortunate, and sometimes forgotten, people who are in restricted environments and therefore can’t get out to experience it ~ year-round!
Making a holiday donation to Inspirit will help the organization send quality live performers to entertain military veterans, the elderly, Alzheimer’s patients, developmentally disabled children, and others restricted to hospitals, pediatric centers, rehabilitation centers and more.
Music can fill a void in a lonely heart; trigger a memory that can take you back decades, bring comfort in times of sorrow, and convey joy and happiness. It’s a timeless energy that can bridge generations and bring people together. With more than three decades of service in all kinds of musical situations, I have seen this many times. Giving the gift of music through Inspirit can often mean seeing immobile people clap their hands and tap their feet, and people who can’t speak sing along to a favorite song. Those who can’t walk find a way to dance; those who show no emotion find it within themselves to smile.
In 2015, Inspirit would like to serve even more children through a partnership with the Honda Classic’s Annual Birdies for Children program. It serves 501(c)3 organizations by generating additional fundraising dollars through an exciting contest that culminates in a grand-prize winner driving home in a brand-new 2015 Honda!