Foundation donates to the Center for Music by People with Disabilities in Missoula

The Emily Sandall Foundation will once again support the work of the Center for Music by People with Disabilities (CMPD), through summer music and dance programs for disabled adults at Opportunity Resources, Inc. (ORI) in Missoula, Montana. Tarn Ream and Roger Moquin offer open African music and dance sessions to everyone in the ORI building, sometimes drawing up to 30 people who join in singing, playing drums and other instruments, and participating in creative movement activities. Due to the nature of this continuing program, the participants are always excited to see Tarn and Roger, often requesting specific songs and movement, happy to learn something new, and always asking when they will be back!

CMPD is a 501 (c) 3 organization, with 509 (a) (2) status, and a mission statement that sums the work nicely: “striving to make music-related activities – music learning, music making, composing, performing, and recording – accessible to children, teenagers, and adults with disabilities in the county of Missoula so that the vision of Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 of full inclusion of people with disabilities in the educational, social, and cultural life of the community can be transformed into a reality.

 

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Sandall Family donates to Shine a Light in honor of Emily

The Sandall Family donated to Shine a Light in honor of Emily and her work with marginalized children around the world to better their lives.

“Shine a Light  works for social change for kids around Latin America.With the help of a video camera and Shine a Light as a bridge, local people can make democracy work.” Kurt Shaw, Executive Director

Emily had volunteered a couple times at a boys shelter in Mexico organized by Shine a Light.

We wish Shine a Light much success with their current and future projects to improve the lives of marginalized children in Latin America.

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Thank you to our Foundation community

Happy Holidays to our Foundation community.
Hoping for peaceful holidays for all.Thank you for your incredible kindness to our family and love for Emily.It truly means so much to us.

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Sandall family donates Nepali wool hats to Bellingham Giving Circle for Homeless teens

In honor of Emily on the 13th year, The Sandall Family will donate 13 Nepali wool hats to the Giving Circle for 13 students to keep warm this
winter.
These children, identified as unaccompanied homeless teenagers, do not live with a parent or guardian but are enrolled in the Bellingham School District. Due to their age and because they have no parent or guardian, they are not eligible for many community services.
The Bellingham Giving Circle is a local non-profit with a mission to support the needs of these homeless kids in order for them to stay in school.
Wouldn’t Emily love this idea?!
 
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Sandall Family donates two canoe paddles to YMCA Camp Menogyn in honor of Emily’s birthday

In honor of Emily’s birthday, on July 13th, the Sandall family is donating two Grey Owl Scout canoe paddles to YMCA Camp Menogyn.Wouldn’t Emily love that?!

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