“Play” It Forward in 2021

"PLAY" IT FORWARD today by donating to Music Therapy of the Ozarks! We provide music therapy services, throughout the lifespan and for all abilities, by offering funding assistance. We are looking for 20 companies to join our cause with donations of $1,000 and for $1,000 in individual donations for a total of $21,000 in 2021!

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$10.00 Level

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PLAY YOUR PART - Music therapy is used to help those with a variety of diagnoses and throughout the lifespan. Your loving gift of $10 or more will make an impact. Every donation of any size increases our project's momentum and takes us closer to our goal of $21,000.

$21.00 Level

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21 FUN WAYS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE - With your donation of $21 or more, we can reach our 2021 goal of providing the healing power of music therapy to those in our community!

$210.00 Level

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BE AN INSTRUMENT FOR CHANGE - Your generous donation of $210 or more will provide a scholarship for a month of individual sessions that empower voices of those with disabilities in our community through music.

$1,000.00 Level

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BE THE ONE IN 2021 TO MAKE AN IMPACT - Be one of 20 Businesses to Donate $1,000. Your generous donation will provide 18 weeks of music therapy - ensuring individuals have the opportunity to improve their quality of life through music. To show our gratitude for supporting our cause, your company will be recognized on our website and social media. Please plan on returning to this page to check our project’s progress as we near our deadline.

Project Overview

“PLAY” IT FORWARD and donate today to provide access to music therapy services through Music Therapy of the Ozarks (MTO)! We are looking to raise $21,000 in 2021 – and we need your help! We need businesses and our community to help us achieve our goal.

We want to raise $1,000 in individual donations from community members like YOU!

Watch our video above, share our story on social media, and then “PLAY” IT FORWARD by donating what you can today! Any amount gets us closer to our goal and provides access to music therapy for many individuals and local organizations in our community. We have a variety of donations levels for you to get involved from Play Your Part, Find 21 FUN ways to make a difference, or Be and Instrument for Change today! 

BE THE ONE IN 2021 TO MAKE AN IMPACT in our community through a business donation today!

We are looking for 20 local businesses to join our mission and each donate $1,000 for music therapy scholarships in the Ozarks. Together, 20 businesses can “PLAY” IT FORWARD and provide a life-changing $20,000 worth of music therapy in the Ozarks!

Music therapy is an established health profession in which music is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, sensory, cognitive, academic, and social needs of individuals. After assessing the strengths and areas for growth of each client, a board-certified music therapist provides the indicated treatment including creating, playing, singing, moving to, and/or listening to music to reach therapeutic goals. Through musical involvement in the therapeutic context, clients’ abilities are strengthened and transferred to other areas of their lives.

Your donation funds scholarships which provide music therapy sessions for individuals and community organizations in the Ozarks. Music therapy serves individuals throughout the lifespan and is inclusive to all abilities and diagnoses. MTO has provided scholarship funding in our community for children and adults with developmental disabilities, autism, Down syndrome, residents at assisted-living and memory-care facilities, hospice patients, Isabel’s House, Boyd Elementary, Cox Health’s NICU, and Victory Mission.

Visit our website to learn more about our non-profit by clicking here. You can also follow us on Facebook or Instagram and see the power of music therapy at work on our Youtube page


THANK YOU for your donation!

What an exciting day yesterday was! Overall, Give Ozarks raised $710,577 and our final total was $2,327. We still have a ways to go in making up the difference lost due to the cancellation of one out of two of our main fundraisers.
We can not express in words how much we appreciate you, your donation and your support.
95% of all donations go directly to funding music therapy scholarships programs and we truly mean it when we say "We couldn't do this without YOU!"
Please enjoy our "Thank you for the Music" video. These are just some of the faces that your donations support. https://youtu.be/gxU0L0CKXLI

Sincerely Grateful,
Music Therapy of the Ozarks


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About Music Therapy of the Ozarks

Music Therapy of the Ozarks is a nonprofit organization founded to provide the healing power of music throughout the lifespan by offering funding assistance and building community awareness. We are in our sixth year of existence and thus far, have provided over $125,400 in music therapy scholarships to deserving individuals in our community, provided drums for a child and adolescent treatment program, and funded music therapy programming for the NICU at Cox Hospital.  In 2020, with the help of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, we provided the technology tools and guidance to help address social isolation experienced by older adults living in facilities due to COVID-19. Learn more about us at www.musictherapyoftheozarks.org



Music Therapy of the Ozarks


Springfield, MO
(417) 861-7345