Write a Song for a Kid in Need

The Songs of Love Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing personalized songs for children and teens currently facing tough medical, physical or emotional challenges, free of charge.They’re looking for volunteer songwriters (must be professional quality) to write and record songs for children and teens facing tough medical, physical, or emotional challenges. Over 15 years these efforts have produced 22,000 songs, a truly remarkable gift to these families.

Here’s how it works: You are sent a child’s profile sheet filled out by a parent or other caregiver that describes special interests, hobbies, favorite things, family members, friends, pets, favorite music style(s), and such. This profile sheet also spells all names phonetically so you are assured of getting them just right. You write a great song that has the child’s name featured in the chorus and that mentions all the items on the profile sheet. You make a tasty recording of the song and email an mp3 and lyric sheet to Songs of Love Foundation within 21 days. Songs of Love makes a CD with a nice label and an insert with the lyrics and mails it to the family. That’s the only use of the song unless Songs of Love chooses to use the song for promotional or fundraising purposes later. The song and sound recording belong to Songs of Love. What you get is the immense satisfaction of doing a really good deed.


sounds nice

What a wonderful concept. I was I had the talent to contribute.

What a creative idea for those who have the gift of songwriting; I wish I were one of them!

Wow! If only I could write music.

This sounds fantastic. I wish I were able to write a decent song...

I believe my university takes part in this. However, they don't really explain in their brochures so it's nice to see what it is really about. I think it's a great idea!

What a great gift to give to a young person in a tough situation!

Has anyone done this?