Hello friends and supporters of Giving Hearts Day-
This year, Benton’s Hope will once again be partnering with Sanford Children’s Fargo and the Sanford Health Foundation to provide care for grieving families. This year, funds raised will support the new Music Therapy Program, which began in March of 2020…what a founding date! As you can imagine, Anna, the staff music therapist, has had to be creative and think outside the box to make what is normally an interactive experience follow social distancing and masking guidelines. She provides music therapy to all parts of the hospital and funds raised will allow for her to purchase new instruments and recorders. One service that Anna offers that is particularly important to Benton’s Hope is the ability to capture a baby or child’s heartbeat. She then incorporates that sound into a song or recording for the family to carry with them when they leave the hospital without their child. What a precious gift!
Here’s a great picture of Anna doing her thing to make music memories. We appreciate you and look forward to partnering with you to help all families find the hope and light that Bennie gave to us.
Giving Hearts Day is Thursday February 11. Please donate at https://www.givingheartsday.org/ and search for Benton’s Hope Fund. There are lots of special incentives this year, including the chance to win a 2021 Chevy Silverado from Gate City Bank!
With wishes for good health and appreciation for your support.
Amy, Sean, Zoey and Max