Over the past two years, so much has shifted for all of us individually, communally, locally, globally.
At Sing for Hope, what has remained constant and clear is that our creative programs continue to bring hope, healing, and connection to millions of people in healthcare facilities, vaccination centers, schools, refugee camps, transit hubs, and community spaces worldwide. Over the past year, we have witnessed Sing for Hope become a vital piece of recovery infrastructure for communities, empowering culture-makers to return (safely and with rigorously designed COVID protocols) to sharing, connecting, and building back better.
While staying true to our original goals, Sing for Hope responded to the COVID-19 pandemic with a range of powerful, far-reaching programs. And in response to the reported 90% unemployment/underemployment rate in our creative arts sector (COVID-19 Pandemic’s Impact on the Arts, Americans for the Arts, 2021), Sing for Hope has pivoted our model from arts volunteerism to a 100% fee-paying model, becoming one of the country’s most robust employers of freelance artists during the pandemic.
We never envisioned the current moment, but we find that we are uniquely equipped to meet it. The vulnerable communities we serve have suffered incalculable trauma and loss, and heightening the pain of the COVID-19 pandemic is an epidemic of loneliness and isolation to which no one is immune. Our programs act as a delivery system for hope, especially in times of crisis. Sing for Hope brings the power of the arts to those who need it most, and today, that is all of us.
This year, more than ever before, your donation is life-changing for our communities, as you’ll see in our FY21 Annual Report linked below. Please make a donation today, however large or small. Your generosity means the world to Sing for Hope and the communities we serve.
With gratitude and determined hope,
Monica Yunus and Camille Zamora
Co-Founders and Co-Executive Directors, Sing for Hope