SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Share Your Blessings, Inc. (SYB), a non-profit organization providing the gift of music to people with special needs and organizations who serve them, is launching a crowd-funding effort with Indiegogo on September 15, 2015 to raise $100,000. This money will fuel a well-established music gifting program serving the special needs community well into 2016.
Music has proven to provide healing therapeutic benefits, relief from stress, improved quality of life, and the ability to connect with others. In 2015, Share Your Blessings collaborated with Beamz Interactive, Inc., a leading developer of interactive music products, to create a music gifting program for people with special needs called Project Maestro. The intent of Project Maestro is to counteract the daily stresses and hardships handled by individuals and families with special needs/disabilities by offering a free opportunity to have fun making music with family and friends using the Beamz Music System (normal MSRP $249.95).
"Project Maestro is helping us pursue our mission of offering programs that help each individual address life's challenges, achieve personal goals and fulfill their potential to lead positive, productive and rewarding lives," said Janice Mollo, CEO of Share Your Blessings. "Families that have children with special needs are often under a great deal of stress and are continually searching for cost-effective tools, therapies and strategies that can assist their child to develop, learn and have fun. The Beamz impacts all of these areas. Please help us support these families by giving generously to Project Maestro!"
The Beamz Music System is an interactive music product that allows anyone to instantly play music regardless of their ability. With Beamz, the user receives a variety of therapeutic and learning benefits while having fun and improving wellness. Beamz has proven to resonate with individuals with special needs in the home environment, classrooms, hospitals, camp programs, at non-profit events and therapy environments. Over the next six months, Project Maestro plans to gift 1,000 Beamz Music Systems to individuals, families and professionals who serve people with various special needs and disabilities including, Autism/Asperger's, Cerebral Palsy, Down syndrome, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, ALS, PTSD, Stroke, Spinal Cord Injuries, and the like. The Indiegogo fund raising program will allow gifting to be expanded well into 2016.
The Beamz Home Edition (value of $249.95) is the product gifted to individuals and families for home play. It includes an Activity Guide with 14 games and activities for fun. Gifts to non-profit organizations include the Beamz Professional Edition, Therapy Guides, Music Therapy Protocols and/or Life Skills Lesson Plans to provide the resources to incorporate Beamz into programming, services, events and other activities. It also includes providing Beamz Home Edition products for those non-profits to give directly to individuals and families they serve.
"Share Your Blessings' philosophy embraces the belief that music, and sustained exposure to music, is an invaluable aspect of the cultural, educational, cognitive, and therapeutic development of individuals with special needs as well as their families," said Ruth Anglin, Executive Director of Share Your Blessings. "Project Maestro gifted more than 500 Beamz systems to date with an additional 1,000 systems slated for donation through 2015. Beamz offers motivation for learning, new found connections to music, expanded mobility, boosted confidence and opportunities for sharing and memory building. We invite you to give generously to help us spread the gift of music, share our story with others and encourage individuals and organizations that serve people with special needs to apply for a Beamz Music System!"
All donations for the Indiegogo fundraising campaign are 100% tax deductible. In addition, Share Your Blessings is offering a variety of perks to our campaign supporters including: social media shout outs, greeting cards with images of original art, holiday ornaments, opportunities to designate Beamz unit recipients, photo prints on canvas, limited edition prints of original art and pet art on canvas signed by the artist, original oil paintings, and framed and signed custom charcoal/watercolor paintings of your pet."
About Beamz Interactive, Inc.
Based in Scottsdale, AZ, Beamz Interactive, Inc. develops innovative, interactive laser controller technology used in a wide variety of music, education, healthcare and consumer applications. The Beamz enables music educators and therapists to meet developmental objectives in classrooms and therapeutic settings. This state-of-the-art music technology brings music to everyone by simply allowing users to access hundreds of sounds, instruments, vocals and music clips at one's fingertips. Beamz allows people that have no musical background or training to play and enjoy music within minutes, yet it has the depth to enable accomplished artists and musicians to perform, compose and create highly sophisticated interactive music. The Beamz product line includes a laser controller with four laser beams, and free iOS and Android mobile apps, a product line focused on education and healthcare as well as consumers. In addition, the company features an extensive library of interactive songs to play on all platforms. Beamz Interactive's technology holds multiple patents, patents pending and trade secrets covering interactive music, software, laser-based controllers, mobile applications and related designs and devices. For more information on Beamz, please visit: www.thebeamz.com. Follow Beamz on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
About Share Your Blessings
Share Your Blessings, Inc. (SYB) (www.share-your-blessings.org) is a 501(c) (3) organization that is dedicated to enhancing and inspiring the lives of disadvantaged individuals and their families. Since 2006 recipients of services have included children, adults, and seniors with a wide range of disabilities and special needs (such as down syndrome, autism, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, visual, intellectual, or physical impairment), as well as children with difficult, at risk, or tragic situations. Share Your Blessings operates on a strictly volunteer basis, and administrative expenses are generally funded by the founding donors - thus 100% of every donation dollar received from Project Maestro goes to providing programs and services that support our mission.
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