SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Beamz Interactive, Inc., a leading developer in state-of-the-art interactive music products, and Share Your Blessings, a non-profit organization with a mission to fund projects that benefit individuals with special needs and organizations who serve them, have reached a milestone of gifting over 500 Beamz music systems, with plans to gift up to 1,000 more before year's end through the collaborative Project Maestro gifting program. Project Maestro continues to seek special needs individuals and non-profit organizations whose constituents can benefit from music and recreational therapy. Some of the program's non-profit organization recent recipients include:
- The M.O.R.G.A.N Project – Supporting quality-of-life programs, camp program activities and recreational play at Morgan's Place, a play space for families with special needs members.
- UCP of Greater Birmingham – Supporting therapists providing services in Adult Day Program recreation activities and leaders providing resources to parent support groups.
- Resounding Joy Semper Sound Music Therapy Program – Supporting therapists providing services to military service member families and veterans diagnosed with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury), substance abuse, and other physical and psychological diagnoses related to combat stress and trauma.
"Since the launch of Project Maestro in Q2 2015, it has become increasingly clear that there is a significant opportunity to support professionals and volunteers in non-profit organizations to provide music and recreational therapy to those in need attending camp programs, community service programs and other events," said Al Ingallinera, Beamz Vice president of Marketing and Product Management. "Project Maestro currently has a pool of up to 1,000 Beamz Professional and Beamz Home Edition products to gift to families and non-profits supporting individuals with special needs as well as people with Traumatic Brain Injuries, including veterans, all who are benefiting from using the Beamz Music System. The recent gifting and collaborations with Resounding Joy, UCP of Greater Birmingham, The M.O.R.G.A.N. Project and others are a great means to create awareness for the gifting program to individuals and families served."
Beamz products have been proven to effectively help individuals with Autism/Asperger's, Cerebral Palsy, Down syndrome, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, ALS, PTSD, Stroke, Spinal Cord Injuries and many other disabilities. With its recreational music making orientation and universal design the Beamz Interactive music system enables people of all ages and abilities to experience the fun of music making. Beamz also creates social opportunities for people of varying abilities to play together.
The Beamz Home Edition (valued at $249.95) is the product gifted to individuals and families for home play, which includes an Activity Guide with 14 games and activities for fun, while also building skills useful for all participants. Gifts to non-profit organizations include the Beamz Professional Edition, Beamz 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. Gifts to non-profit organizations also includes providing Beamz Home Edition products for those non-profits to give directly to individuals and families they serve.
"Beamz has helped us with our goal to offer programs that promote value, acceptance and inclusion so that each individual can address life's challenges, achieve personal goals and fulfill their potential to lead positive, productive and rewarding lives," said Ruth Anglin, Executive Director of Share Your Blessings. "We invite everyone who has a heart for those with special needs to consider participating in our crowdfunding efforts which begin on September 15, 2015 through Indiegogo. This will allow us to continue this great gifting program in 2016."
Share Your Blessings welcomes donors to participate in its mission with any level of financial support. The donations may be self-directed to organizations and/or individuals with special needs. For more information about the collaborative Beamz & Share Your Blessings Project Maestro Program, visit www.share-your-blessings.org.
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. Our goal is to offer programs and support that promote value, acceptance, and inclusion so that each individual can address life's challenges, achieve personal goals, and fulfill their potential to lead positive, productive, happy, and rewarding lives. Since 2006 recipients of our 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 impairment, intellectual impairment, physical impairment, and the like), as well as children with difficult, at risk, or tragic economic, family, and/or environmental situations. Share Your Blessings operates on a strictly volunteer basis, and miscellaneous expenses are generally funded by various donors - thus 100% of every donation dollar received goes to providing programs and services that support our mission.
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.
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