About Musicians Mission of Mercy
Musicians Mission of Mercy unites compassionate musicians from all genres to play a direct role in providing food and other life essentials to people in need.
Music has a universal power to bring people together emotionally and spiritually. We tap into the gifts of musicians to bring awareness to our mission and raise funds to buy and distribute provisions.
Participating artists also can have hands-on involvement in distributing food, toiletries and other essentials to the hungry in the community. Life’s essentials also include love, respect and dignity. Musicians are empowered to demonstrate these qualities as they interact face-to-face with their fans and people in need.
Musicians and non-musicians alike can support our cause by making a donation of any size to help buy provisions for distribution or by becoming a volunteer.
Musicians feed the hungry. Music feeds the soul. Join us in our mission!
Despite a variety of support programs in the U.S., a multitude of people go to bed hungry every night. According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau:
•More than 45 million Americans live below the poverty line
•More than 49 million Americans are at risk of hunger
•Over 48 percent of households in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) are working households.
•Two-thirds of SNAP recipients are children, elderly or disabled
Musicians Mission of Mercy targets distributions in communities with a high percentage of these populations, including children attending Title 1 schools and their families, the elderly on fixed incomes, disabled veterans and people who are mentally or physically challenged.
YOU also benefit when you get involved – knowing that you’ve helped to provide life essentials to communities where the need is tremendous.
HOW WE WORK
Musicians Mission of Mercy makes it easy for musicians to participate, even when they have a busy travel and performance schedule. Non-musicians can participate, too!
How the Program Works
Local social services agencies, Title 1 schools and churches will be contacted to help spread the word among people in need about an upcoming distribution of life essentials. Special consideration is given to underserved children and their families, the elderly and mentally/physically handicapped people including disabled veterans and their families.
Two Ways Musicians Can Be Involved:
•On the day of their concert (or the day before if it better serves the musicians’ schedule), participating musicians help distribute life essentials face-to-face to people in need while showing love and respect for them.
•Established musicians with a heart to feed the poor take up donations during their scheduled tour dates to help buy provisions for distribution.
Contact us to discuss your interest in supporting our mission.
The driving force behind any charitable effort is the generosity of people like you. Without donations, Musicians Mission of Mercy could not serve those who are desperately in need of life's essentials.
Please help us continue to show compassion to those in need throughout our communities. Musicians Mission of Mercy is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. Your donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Donate online by clicking the link below.
Or mail a check or money order to:
Musicians Mission of Mercy, P.O. Box 835, Sylvania, OH 43560.
Donations of any size will help us feed those in need.
Anyone can participate by signing up to volunteer or by making a donation
Here is some of the latest of our efforts and news of our work:
September 16, 2017. Our first distribution from our new Appalachian outpost! From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ashe County Civic Center, West Jefferson, NC!
August 26, 2017. Again joined with A Renewed Mind Behavioral Health to distribute food to people recovering from addictions.
July 29, 2017. Partnered with A Renewed Mind Behavioral Health to distribute food to people recovering from addictions. Kudos to the organization for sending their administrative team to collect the provisions and protect the identities of their clients.
June 24, 2017. Partnered with A Renewed Mind Behavioral Health to distribute life essentials to people recovering from addictions.
May 6, 2017. Distributed about 20 tons of food, beverages, personal care products and other life essentials to thousands of families in need.
April 1, 2017. In a pre-Easter distribution, 135 families received food, beverages and other life essentials. Children 12 and under received an Easter gift bag, delivered by the Easter Bunny!
March 18, 2017. Distributed food to families in need in partnership with Children's Hunger Alliance and Toledo-Lucas County Library.
February 25, 2017. Distributed food and other life essentials to more than 100 families in need on a cold, blustery morning.
February 18, 2017. In partnership with Children's Hunger Alliance and Toledo-Lucas County Library main branch, we distributed food and other life essentials to more than 500 families and others in need in the downtown Toledo area.
January 21, 2017. On a blessed 60 degree day in January, our awesome volunteers distributed food and other essentials to 200 families in need.
January 16, 2017. To celebrate MLK Unity Day, we distributed food and other essentials to 600 people in need at the University of Toledo campus.
December 21, 2016. Our "Evening of Blessing" event at Mayfair-Plymouth Church provided food, Christmas gifts and inspiring words of encouragement from guest speaker Vontoba Terry to 40 families in need. Thanks, Vontoba!
December 10, 2016. Braving a cold winter day, volunteers distributed food and other essentials to around 500 families in need.
November 12, 2016. Distributed food and other essentials to more than 800 people in need.
October 25 and 26, 2016. Distributed healthy treats along with candy during Trunk or Treat celebrations at Winterfield Venture Academy and Bennett Venture Academy in Toledo. More than 1100 students received a bagful of goodies.
October 4, 2016. Cellist Renee Goubeaux delighted the crowd as we distributed food and other life essentials to more than 400 families in need.