Balloons of Hope Foundation
For children with Autism
The purpose of this foundation is to provide funding through music for children with Autism and other disabilities. Children with disabilities are often overlooked when it comes to finding services and funding their care. The Balloons of Hope will be organizing fundraising concerts that will provide funding for the following services: Music Therapy, Speech Therapy, and Occupational Therapy. We will also be providing funding for computers, computer software to meet their educational needs, help with medical bills, cost of wheelchairs, medicine, musical instruments, training and respite for the parents. The Balloons of Hope is looking for corporate and private donations.
Gift boxes will be available for purchase at the concerts which includes, VHS video of a child with Autism, “Omen’s Prayer” CD, key chain, and a t-shirt. This will also be available on
the Joseph Samuels Messina’s website www.artistinternational.biz and through other means of marketing for $60.00. The items in the gift box can be sold separately. They will make
wonderful gifts for children, families, and friends. Joseph Samuels Messina, an accomplished composer, pianist and other performing artists will be giving fundraising concerts to help the foundation.
In addition to our own fundraising efforts, we are asking other charities and organizations to participate by underwriting performances. The charities will benefit by selling sponsorship packages for corporations and individuals. After the expenses of the event are paid, all proceeds will be shared equally between Balloons of Hope and the participating charities. The charities will also benefit by selling Balloons of Hope merchandise.
Joseph Samuels Messina and his String Quartet, along with other world renowned musicians will be providing the entertainment. Go to Joseph's website to listen to his music.
Joseph has served on several boards, such as Star of Hope, Make a Wish Foundation, and has been a volunteer and a volunteer Board of Director at Memorial Hermann
Hospital for the past three years. He continues to play for various hospitals, retirement homes, and gives concerts for different charities. One of
The economic cost for helping children and adults with autism and other disabilities is based on the following information. Cost of education, medical expenses and caring is calculated in the total
amount associated for those without the disorder. This economic cost is a huge burden to parents and society. For example, the annual cost of education for a typical child is around $10,000, while the annual cost of education of a child with autism and other disabilities is estimated at $40,000. One and half
million children in the
We would appreciate your help to fulfill this dream, and to make a difference in the lives of children with Autism and other disabilities.
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