Roanoke Valley Gives Day has arrived! Please consider donating to 5 Points Music Foundation. One in eight people in the United States aged 12 years or older has hearing loss in both ears. About 2 percent of adults aged 45 to 54 have disabling hearing loss and the number grows significantly as we age.
In 2018, we provided free Music Therapy Programs to 71 clients from various age groups with various special needs; from a 3 year old with Downs Syndrome to military veterans with PTSD. Along with 35 Music Therapy Sessions, we’ve held 4 events featuring ASL interpreters and given out 1100 pairs of ear plugs. More than 500 Subpac Demos has given us a chance to talk face to face with our audience members about hearing loss and the importance of hearing preservation.
Your $500 donation can double the number of music therapy hours we can provide. Your $500 donation can provide free kid’s ear muffs for 100 children. Every donation moves us closer to launching Soundfriendly.com, where we are actively partnering with local festival organizers and businesses to provide tablet-based hearing screenings as a free onsite service. It’s important to us to raise the value of hearing protection and give access to those who wouldn’t otherwise visit an Audiologist.
If you have ever been to a show at 5 Points Music Sanctuary, you know that what were are doing here has a profound impact on our community and makes us much more than simply a music venue. Please support us today!