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Arts Recovery Program - Brooklyn NY

$475 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 10 people in 31 months
Hello!

My name is Tamara C. Williams and I am Founder & Director of Music Beyond Measure (MBM). MBM is committed to creating unique music programs to help survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, & individuals suffering from PTSD develop healthy coping mechanisms to aid in the recovery process. Using a group-centered format, MBM programming promotes a co-creative environment that seeks to support each person during his/her trauma recovery.

Working with survivors has always been a passion of mine because of my own background of abuse. Music helped me to discover who I am and gave me the courage to step into the light from the shadows of trauma. We all know someone who has been affected by domestic violence or sexual assault...a best friend, sibling, parent, co-worker, neighbor, etc. It's an unfortunate reality that exists for countless people who don't know how to find themselves again after experiencing trauma. You can do something to help.

MBM has recently partnered with URINYC,  an organization that provides comprehensive, holistic, and supportive human services programs to survivors of domestic violence. MBM will be running a 12-week songwriting workshop with domestic violence survivors with URINYC's shelter program in Brooklyn. The money raised will help with the costs of transportation, supplies,  and personnel to teach survivors healthy coping mechanisms through the creation and performance of original music. This program will be the first in a series of programs in partnership with URINYC.

Please help survivors of domestic violence take the next step to mental, emotional and spiritual freedom.
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THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU to everyone who donated time, money, services, and positive energy to the "Sing Your Story" Project Purple Ribbon Concert 2015. The concert was BEAUTIFUL and the survivors did an amazing job. They poured themselves into this project and we're looking forward to doing it again in December! MBM will be expanding this project to other shelter locations in Brooklyn, so any help that you would like to give would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Post concert hug from survivors
Guest artist, Dani Stevenson
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The "Sing Your Story" Project Purple Ribbon Concert is 5 days away! We still need help, so if you are able to give, we would appreciate it. If you would like to give in another way, you can also visit www.marykay.com/ketsasadler to purchase gift sets for survivors in shelters across NY and NJ. Thank you in advance for your help!
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The concert is next week Thursday! In spite of limited resources, we've made it work and the ladies are SO excited to sing next week. Tomorrow they will be rehearsing with the band. Just seeing the level of commitment these ladies have shown is awe-inspiring! If you would like to make a donation to the project, this is the time to do it! With our concert coming up there are still several things that we will need to make it complete. You can also go to www.marykay.com/ketsasadler to purchase a Mary Kay gift set for survivors. The deadline for purchase is Monday, Oct 26th. For those who have already given, from te bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU! For those who have yet to give but would like to help, there is still time. Many thanks for your support and we hope to see you at the concert!
For location details, email tamara@musicbeyondmeasure.org
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The concert is 4 weeks away! The residents are singing their hearts out and preparing for their performance. It's so wonderful seeing how determined and dedicated they are to making everything work. It's going to be a beautiful day of music! Please continue giving if you can!
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$475 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 10 people in 31 months
Created July 21, 2015
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$200
Anonymous
28 months ago (Offline Donation)
$25
Anonymous
28 months ago
CT
$50
Curtis Taylor
30 months ago

I'm sure you've prayed much over MBM & your vision. Now sit back and let God supply provision! Proud of you.

$50
Anonymous
30 months ago
CR
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Christina Robinson
30 months ago

What you're doing is Awesome! :-) Be blessed!

$25
Anonymous
30 months ago
AF
$10
Ali Fadlallah
31 months ago

Wish you all the blessings, Tamara.

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