Songs of love - Charity
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 the musical style that the child likes best (pop, r&b, rap, rock, alternative, etc.), by a variety of talented professionals. The organization is named after a song called "Songs of Love" that Julio Beltzer (Songs of Love founder John Beltzer's twin brother) wrote just 2 months before he died on April 12, 1984.
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. The songs 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.
Siri Bream, a certified Child Life Specialist from the Children’s Hospital of Richmond, VA, states, "Songs of Love is such an invaluable gift for our children and families that counteracts and comforts any of the fear, anger or grief that an illness or injury brings. The healing power of music is huge, but the power of feeling validated, of being honored, of being important enough to have a song that is entirely all about YOU, gives our patients a sense of belonging in this world, a sense of hope, a renewed purpose and determination to LIVE”.
To hear many the many "songs of love" that children have already visit songsoflove.org/spotify.
The Songs of Love Foundation has been featured on the Today Show, 60 Minutes (songsoflove.org/60minutes), NBC Nightly News, CNN, Dateline and People, Parade and American Profile Magazines. Performers such as Jason Mraz, Michael Bolton, Billy Joel , David Lee Roth and Nancy Sinatra have all contributed their voices on a "Song of Love" for an individual sick child.
The cost to run the entire organization, including hospital outreach, song production, operational expenses, etc., has averaged $250 per song per child, making Songs of Love one of the most cost-effective charities in relation to the one-of-a-kind everlasting therapeutic product that it produces. Sponsoring a "song of love" for a sick child is a wise social investment that keeps paying dividends in the form of repeated smiles whenever an ailing child hears his or her very own "song of love".
Donations can be made online at songsoflove.org/donation or by calling us at 800-960-SONG.
Songs of Love also runs a car donation program called CARS (Children Are Receiving Songs). The proceeds from donated cars means more children receive their very own “songs of love”. Our special car donation line is 888-909-SONG or at our web site at songsoflove.org/cardonation.
Songs of Love has received the "Best in America" Independent Charities of America Seal, which is only given to one percent of charities across America.
The Songs of Love Foundation is grateful for the honor of being a chosen charity by the Metro New York Region of the Porsche Club of America and looks forward to a great collaboration!
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