The Welcome to America Project(WTAP) and HeartBEATS collaborate to collect new and gently-used instruments to share with refugees families. WTAP volunteers have shared music kits on deliveries to young refugee families and have spread the joy of music alongside HeartBEATS volunteers during music outreach programs. In June 2019, HeartBEATS hosted a virtual benefit concert featuring local and refugee musicians to raised nearly $3700 for WTAP's Share-A-Meal program.
Lutheran Social Services
Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest(LSS) and HeartBEATS worked together to plan two Children's Days of Music in March 2019. The first day was a wonderful day full of singing, dancing, music activities, music exploration, and musical instrument crafts. Unfortunately, due to COVID restrictions, we were unable to host the second day. However, we continue to partner with LSS to connect with refugee students and families in need of musical instruments or virtual private lessons.
The International Rescue Committee of Arizona(IRC) has been an essential organization helping to pair us with refugee students who hoped to learn a new instrument or continue lessons on an instrument that they had. Together, we've been able to share guitars, pianos, keyboards, and more with refugees of all ages in need of musical instruments!