Sound Beam donation thrills House of Hope
Rachel’s Kids is “over the moon” to report that thanks to the Alexandria office of The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group, campers and clients will be experiencing something a little different while spending time at House of Hope.
With a generous donation from Commonwell of $10,000, Rachel’s Kids will be purchasing a Sound Beam for its centre.
A Sound Beam is an award-winning “touch-free” device which uses sensor technology to translate body movement into music and sound. It gives children and adults the opportunity, regardless of their impairments or disability, to play music.
“We are so excited about this donation and to add this stimulating piece of equipment to The House of Hope,” says Kim Lauzon, Executive Director for Rachel’s Kids. “The Sound Beam will benefit our Super Kids campers with a music component added to their daily circuits during their time with us at camp. We will also be able to provide music therapy to our clients. The benefits of using a Sound Beam are endless and we’ve wanted to purchase one for quite some time but the cost was out of our budget. I am looking forward to witnessing how our camp leaders and workers will incorporate music therapy through our programming and our campers’ reaction when they get to experience making music and having fun!”
A Sound Beam is known for its multi-functional effects and benefits as well as high success in stimulating imagination through movement and sound. It allows one to build confidence about moving in a space, develops impactful fine and gross motor skills.
It allows a child to explore cause and effect while encouraging listening, attention and concentration.
“It’s simply another wonderful technique our team will apply to foster a sense of achievement for our “Super Kids” as well as empower them to shape creativity through composition. It’s a winwin all around.”
Rachel’s Kids is a non-for-profit organization that receives no other funding than what is submitted through donations and community fundraisers. “The love and support they have received over the years speaks volumes about the community we live in and the increased need for programs and services for special needs children and families,” says Rachel’s Kids.