We often seek enthusiastic, music-loving volunteers for music-based community programs that will take place in the greater Phoenix area. Previous events have included our Children's Day of Music, Music Circles at WTAP Welcome Waves, and other events for refugee families.
Help share the gift of music! We collect small rhythm instruments to share with new refugee families, so that they can share the joy of music together. We often need help gathering donations and putting together the kits. Our Amazon Wish list can be found HERE if you'd like to donate.
We are always looking for ways to musically and culturally connect newly arriving refugee families with their Phoenix area neighbors. This year, we've recruited teen musicians to teach music lessons to new refugees to help them succeed in their band/music classes.
One of our original goals was to host a benefit concert to raise money for local refugee organizations. Due to the pandemic, we had to alter our plans and host a virtual concert in June 2020. With a lineup of local and refugee musicians, we raised nearly $4000 to help ease food insecurity for refugee families during this difficult time.
HeartBEATS is currently collecting new or gently used donations of all kinds of musical instruments. We also create music kits with small handheld rhythm instruments like maracas, clavas, tambourines, bells, and hand drums. For those who do not have used instruments but would still like to help, we have created a HeartBEATS Wish List on Amazon.
If you have any questions, please contact Riley at . Thank you so much for your interest and support of HeartBEATS!