Frequently Asked Questions
What Do We Do?
Fostering Music is a non-profit organization that provides instruments and lessons to children currently in and adopted out of the foster care system.
How Do we select the children for our program?
We work closely with CYS and CASA organizations in several counties in Western Pennsylvania. The agencies working closely with the children and families send us information on those children who would benefit the most from music lessons. We then address the needs on a first come first served basis as funding allows.
Who provides the music lessons?
We work with music shops in the areas where we have children needing lessons. We pay the shops for lessons through generous donations. Some of our shops include: Smail’s Custom Drum Shop, ’N Stuff Music, and Waddell’s. Please support these shops as they have been a great support to our organization!
What Area Do We Serve?
We currently have children in Armstrong, Allegheny, Washington, and Westmoreland counties, but we are willing to try to work with children in many other counties in Western Pennsylvania, as long as there is a need to be met.
Our Mission Statement:
Fostering Music is a charitable organization dedicated to enriching the lives of children currently in, or adopted out of, the foster care system, by providing musical instruments and quality music instruction in conjunction with local music stores. By partnering with local foster care agencies, we are able to identify the children in Western Pennsylvania with the greatest need.