Are you looking to support a local Music & Memory program? There are many ways to help! Thanks to people like you, we’re spreading our program to nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, assisted living facilities, hospices and other elder care settings throughout the U.S. and beyond.
You can get involved by hosting an iPod donation drive, volunteering in a neighboring certified facility, organizing a fundraiser, or showing us your leadership skills by acting as a Volunteer Ambassador (more detailed information below). You can even start your own Music & Memory chapter at your school or college.
Promote a Music & Memory Donation Drive
A donation drive is a great way to collect gently used music devices for people who need them most, support your local community or a sister community in need, and raise awareness for Music & Memory. You can also collect iTunes gift cards, cables and chargers (if in working condition), and cash donations.
This is a wonderful activity for a grade school, high school or college community service project; church, synagogue or mosque community outreach; or service club program.
Anyone whose family member or friend has been affected by Alzheimer’s will have a strong motivation to contribute. In addition, as more and more people switch their music collections from music players to smartphones, there’s a growing supply of second-hand music players. We want to keep these devices out of landfills and put them into the hands of elders who can really benefit from personalized playlists.
You’ll find everything you need by downloading our free resource guide:
How to Run a Successful Donation Drive for Music & Memory
Fundraise for Music & Memory
Music & Memory relies on donations to continue it’s mission to provide access to personalized music. Fundraising to support our organization is a great way to support the spread of music as a therapeutic tool in your local area. There are a number of quick and easy ways to raise funds online, including:
You can manage your fundraiser online using Razoo. Download this quick-start guide:
How to Create a Razoo Fundraiser for Music & Memory
If you are fundraising to start or grow a Music & Memory program at a specific care organization, learn how to use Go Fund Me in this quick-start guide:
How to Create a GoFundMe Fundraiser for Music & Memory
Raise Community Awareness
If you love community organizing and are comfortable working with the media, you can help us spread awareness of Music & Memory and how our program could benefit nursing home residents in your area. Here are a few ideas:
- Help us to identify corporate sponsors in your community who could team with area elder care professionals to bring our Music & Memory certification program to their organizations.
- Arrange for a screening of our documentary, Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory.
- Coordinate a benefit concert to raise funds and collect iPods for Music & Memory.
Become a Music & Memory Ambassador
Is there a nursing home in your community that hasn’t heard of our personalized music program? We need your help to introduce Music & Memory. We’ll be glad to assist you and answer any of your questions along the way.
Download these guidelines to get started:
Getting Started as a Music & Memory Ambassador