If you’re a songwriter looking to do something special for a youngster, here’s an organization worth checking out. Sing Me a Story is a program that gives children in hospitals, orphanages, and youth organizations around the world the chance to write and illustrate stories about anything they want – childhood memories, people they know, stories they’ve invented – it’s up to the child. Through Sing Me A Story’s network, these stories are distributed to songwriters, who turn them into songs.
Once recorded and uploaded to the Sing Me a Story website, the songs are then sent to the children through their respective organizations. The mission of the Sing Me a Story Foundation explains that, “as a global community, we are only as healthy as our children. It is our global mission to give the most in need a voice, while empowering and caring for the whole child.”
The Sing Me a Story Foundation was co-founded by Austin Atteberry and Sara Doschadis in Nashville, Tennessee. They are actively courting songwriters and “partners” (a representative from an organization that serves children) to join their network and get collaborating.
You can learn more, volunteer your songwriting services, hear songs, and donate to the cause at the Sing Me a Story website.