We at the Australian Children’s Music Foundation understand that for many disadvantaged children and families, Christmas is one of the hardest times of year.
Many charities focus on the physical needs of children – the ACMF’s focus is on children’s EMOTIONAL WELLBEING and MENTAL HEALTH.
This Christmas, our message is that MUSIC IS A GIFT – and that regardless of their background, every child should have access to a valuable music education.
WHY? Because music is the only activity that activates every known part of the brain, and worldwide research has proven that learning to play music significantly impacts a child’s psychological wellbeing, including their academic and social abilities.
PROUD. SAFE. BRAVE. These are the words children in our programs describe the way music makes them feel.
Music education is more than just learning about music.
For the growing number of young people feeling increasingly alone, neglected, and depressed – the ACMF uses music as a means to connect with children. Our programs re-engage children with learning, develop their literacy and numeracy, enhance memory and motor skills, and ultimately – strengthen their resilience, discipline, and sense of self-worth – so that they are able to better navigate the world.
If music means a lot to you – we know this will be A CAUSE YOU CARE ABOUT.
The ACMF provide free, long-term music programs and instruments to over 1,700 disadvantaged and Indigenous children and youth at risk annually, across Australia – within schools, juvenile detention centres, music therapy in hospitals, and in Indigenous and isolated regions.
With Christmas around the corner, it’s the perfect time to give the unique and inspiring gift of music – to children in need of hope.
The ACMF are a registered Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) – which means that for any donation to us over $2, you can claim the full amount on your tax return.
Funds will go toward providing children with long-term music education programs, equipping them with the joy, hope, and creativity to approach life and its challenges with confidence.
Any small or large amount will make a difference.
Please don’t hesitate to DONATE NOW (as an individual or company) at: CLICK HERE TO DONATE before 25 December.
FOR A GREAT WAY TO DONATE, AND SPREAD CHRISTMAS CHEER >> TAKE OUR FUN ACMF #CAROLCHALLENGE! (Read ‘How it Works’ below)
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