Tuesday, May 31, 2011

From good to great

Grace Notes has been doing amazing great work in the five months since the first rehearsal in January.  We have sung to over 100 songs to 50 patients.  If we included all the folks who were present and listening, i.e., family, friends, and nursing staff, the number easily triples because we found ourselves singing in a common areas from time to time.  Woohoo!  Read some of our stories here and here


The number of singers in Grace Notes is steadily increasing too.  We started off with four folks who were already volunteering with Asera Care and then added four more.  Now there are four more who are completing their volunteer orientation and will be able to visit patients as part of Grace Notes soon.  Although the total number of singers are not high, the quality of singers' hearts and commitment is greater!  Thank you Teri, Ruth, Michelle, Jennifer, Elizabeth, Judi, Katherine, and Lesley!  And kudos to all the folks who attended a rehearsal to see if this is a good fit for them.  If you'd like to see if this is a good fit for you, please drop Conie, our director, a line at PointsOfLightMusic@gmail.com.

What is not quite so great is our funding gap.  We're about $700 short of making our budget for this implementation project.  See our little bar graph in the right column?  It's so close to great!  Consider making a tax-deductible contribution to help close our gap.  It's easy to do online -- click the "Donate" button which will take you to our Razoo page -- or send a check made out to "Springboard for the Arts" with "Points Of Light Music" in the memo line and send it to Points Of Light Music, P.O. Box 11791, St. Paul, MN  55111. 

Thank you for your great support of Grace Notes and our mission of bringing comforting song to people who are in fragile physical and emotional condition.  Each member of Grace Notes feel so honored to be present with each person as we do this work and we are grateful for your support.  Thank you.

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