Help Wanted: Music Appreciation Charity

"In every successful business…there is one budget line that never gets cut. It’s called ‘Product Development’ — and it’s the key to any company’s future growth. Music education is critical to the product development of this nation’s most important resource — our children." –
John Sykes — President, VH1

My daughters birthday is coming up in a few weeks.

As of today, I don't know where she lives to send her a gift not to mention last I heard I am not permitted to send her one.  Years ago I sent her an on-line e-gift certificate and she refused it.  Based on those facts and experiences, I am hoping to make a donation to a charity in her name (well, maybe not her name since I don't think I am permitted to use it..perhaps on her behalf or in her honor).

She loves music. She works as a digital marketing manager for a music promotion firm. I asked her some time ago if she had a charity she might support, as in music appreciation, so I could make a donation.

She did not respond.

As such, I am going to proceed on my own and make the donation but I am currently searching for the right charity or organization. I had thought of making a donation to OriginsUSA or Adoptee Rights or other but realized those are my causes and not necessarily hers. The idea is to donate to something that honors or represents her.

Ideally, I want to make a donation (a few hundred dollars) to an organization that promotes music instruction, appreciation, etc. to children.

If you know of such a program, charity, or other, please write me privately at bluestokking at gmail dot com.

Thank you.

And happy early 23rd birthday (it is a month from tomorrow) to my beautiful daughter. I miss you.

4 Thoughts.

  1. Great idea! I have talked to other moms who have done the same thing for their children.
    I’m sorry that she refuses your gifts. Wow, if she only knew what she was missing.
    Thinking of you Suz…hugs.

  2. It’s strange and sad to have your love rejected. But it just keeps coming out anyway! Music for ALL. YAY.

  3. If you want something more local I am pretty sure the Boston Symphony has ties to some kind of program for disadvantaged kids. I suspect most music organizations of note have something similar, or would be able to point you that direction if you called.

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