Day 10 - Enough about me. I need to know about you. Who is out there anyway?
The answer to where I am already leading is all over this website. I lead the organization. I lead the board of directors. I lead the volunteer groups (except for the one at Plum Grove...that one is Rick's event). I lead the open mics (well, just the planning. Mark takes the lead as Emcee). My feet lead this organization, but who am I as a leader if I have no one to lead. So, the question needs to change because, I need to know about you.
I have a vision for this organization. I can picture Caring Hearts and Voices providing support through music around the Northwest Chicago Suburbs! I can picture a Caring Hearts and Voices musician getting their start as a music teacher by volunteering as a group leader during a PADS performance for people who need shelter. I can picture the next Sara Bareilles or Ed Sheeran being discovered at one of the Open Mic Nights we host. I can picture a great performer emerging from an extremely long hospital stay because of one of our dedicated Caring Hearts and Voices volunteers chose teach lessons to hospital patients. More importantly, I can see the people we serve experience moments of relief, if only for a few minutes, because of the music we provide.
So, enough about me. Tell me about you.
Out of the smallest moments comes greatness. These moments I envision can only become reality if I know more about you.
An amazing part of this organization is that you do not have to show up to an event to be part of Caring Hearts and Voices! You can start right where you are. Use your typing voice! Help me write blogs! Help me spread the word about our events! Lead us through the Social Media minefield!
Do you like to organize, help me put together songbooks and PowerPoints with lyrics. The songbooks and PowerPoints lead participants in sing-a-longs! Sometime, just holding a songbook will encourage someone to read along, then hum along, and before your know it, they are singing along!
Want to come to an event, but are terrified of singing for people? Join us anway. I love singing, I'll sing loud enough for the both of us! Plus, we need people to keep the balloons in the air, shakers shaking, tambourines jangleing, and smilers smiling. Sometimes we need extra people to shake everyone's hand in the audience. Did you know that smiles, handshakes and hugs give off endorphins (the feel good chemical our bodies produce)? Offering a handshake can make someone's day. Your Caring Heart showing up matters. It matter to us, it matters to those we serve. We may not change the world, but for the people we serve, we might be able to help change their world.
Tell me about you! You can write me at firstname.lastname@example.org, comment on the blog post, facebook, or twitter. Where do you feel led? How would you like to support other with music? How can we support you?
The images used are from a google image search, and not not from Caring Hearts and Voices events.
I am Maria Jordan, founder of Caring Hearts and Voices. I started this organization to honor my mom, my sons, and my own story. We all have gone through difficult times. Times where we needed support from family, friends, and the people around us. For me, music was often a greater source of comfort during those times. Caring Hearts and Voices is dedicated to providing support to people in need through music. How can our Caring Hearts and Voices be there for you?