Music & Memory - Muncie

$650 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 11 people in 34 months
Atalie Rose Klumpp
on behalf of Michael E. Gerhard
We are a group of dedicated Ball State students determined to bring the "Music & Memory" initiative to all Muncie, Indiana, nursing homes.

Our basic mission is to bring iPods and individualized music playlists to the elderly, with special emphasis on those suffering from dementia and Alzheimer's. We absolutely love working with these "Forgotten Hoosiers" and believe that personalized digital music can greatly enhance the quality of life for many nursing home residents, especially those with cognitive disorders. We are affiliated with "Music & Memory," a national non-profit 501c3 organization.

We currently are working with nursing home residents in The Woodlands, 3820 W. Jackson St and Bethel Pointe 3400 W Community Dr. Student volunteers visit residents at both nursing homes multiple times a week to bring joy and happiness through the power of music. Each time we visit the nursing homes, we can see the amazing effects this music outreach has on residents like Gene (pictured above). The residents transform into happier human beings when we present their favorite songs to them. Our mission is truly a powerful one.

Currently,  we are attempting to extend our personalized music outreach into a third nursing home in Muncie, Indiana. The 2GB iPod Shuffles we prefer to use cost $49 each. We can also really use $25 iTunes gift cards. You are more than welcome to donate to our organization through our GoFundMe Page. 100% of the profits will be used to help us spread the music! With your generous help, we will be able to reach our goal of $2000.

If you would like more information or would simply like to keep up with what we're doing, please don't hesitate visiting us via our Facebook Page, M&M at BSU! You can also find us on Twitter (@MemoriesBSU) and Instagram (@munciemusicandmemory)!

Thank you so much for your continued support of our program. With your help, we can continue to spread the music and spark the memories!
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We are now a quarter of the way to our $2,000 goal! Thanks to everyone who has donated thus far. We really appreciate it! If you would, please share our story with your friends and family. Thanks again!
Ethan sharing a laugh with Betty :)
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Welcome to our Music and Memory - Muncie GoFundMe site! My name is Atalie and I'm the secretary of this wonderful group. The residents really appreciate this mission and love it when we come to visit! But we can't do it without your help! Any and all donations are appreciated! Thanks for helping us SPARK THE MEMORIES!
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$650 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 11 people in 34 months
Created January 26, 2016
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