My name is Jim Papoulis, and I have spent the last 15 years of my life’s work writing choral music exploring the issues facing the thoughts and lives for millions of children around the world. Through my work, I have seen the very real impact that music can have on lives every day.
I am writing to invite you and your choir to join Music Changes the World, a new initiative of the Foundation for Small Voices (FSV), and become involved in the power of many voices joining together to make a difference.
FSV is a not-for-profit organization committed to the idea that music can empower, change, and influence lives, especially for young people. For over 15 years, we have been responding to the call from voices all over the world, and today’s requests for help from choirs and programs in jeopardy are more numerous and urgent than ever.
We are inviting you and your choir, along with thousands of choirs worldwide, to join the beginning of our initiative, with each choir pledging just $100.
Our goal is to raise a minimum of $500,000, with 100% of these funds going directly toward providing music for youth on all continents. It is only through the power of each voice in our global choir community that we can make a change. Choirs who donate more than $100 will have an opportunity to contribute to a general fund that will help those choirs who would like to participate but are unable to make a financial contribution. We are so grateful for your participation by sending your donations to: The Foundation for Small Voices, P.O. Box 1880, Brookline, MA 02446.
Your choir members will have an opportunity to touch lives around the world, sharing the joy they feel in making music together, and to become part of a global network of choirs that care about and support both choral music and each other. We all do this work because we know that music can change a child’s life, and that the more children who are touched by music, the better the world will be.
We hope that you will join our voices to change the world through music.
With deepest gratitude,
Jim Papoulis and the Foundation for Small Voices
“The test of progress is not whether we add more to those who have much – it is whether we provide enough for those who have little.” – FDR