THROUGH ART, DANCE AND MUSIC.
THROUGH ART, DANCE AND MUSIC.
To nurture and inspire children and students who have suffered the effects of trauma through art, dance and music.
Our vision is a community where all children and students who have suffered the effects of trauma are encouraged to express themselves through the inspiration and nurturing they have gained from art, dance and music.
Many Hands, Doing Good was born from the community response to an unspeakable tragedy. The strength and support that the community came forward with, ignited the desire to give back to that same community in a way that would reinforce the passions of Milagros, Harrison, Daniel and Gary. Milagros' love for music. Harrison's ingenuity and creativity for art. Daniel's passion and perseverance for dance. Gary's fascination with everything broadcasting. These are passions that help inspire people to create a positive presence in our community. We at Many Hands, Doing Good want to nurture and inspire future generations and build a legacy in honour of Milagros, Harrison, Daniel and Gary.
Please click on the photos to be directed to a description of Funds and Applications.
"Thank you so much for giving Jasper the opportunity to take part in music therapy this summer. It was a great experience - one that would not have been possible without your generosity. Jasper loves music so much, and it really motivates him - I think it's played a big part in getting him up and on his feet, and he's now walking! We're so grateful for your organization. Thank you for all the good that you're doing."
"My six year old son with ASD was very fortunate to receive funding for music therapy from Many Hands, Doing Good. It was our first try to apply. I sent the application form for Daniel's fund in May. Then, I got an answer in June. And by July my son was already enjoying music therapy. He loves music therapy and it helps him in so many ways. Thank you so much for your generosity towards families like ours who truly need and appreciate your help. All the best!"
"This is Lisa and my daughter is taking music therapy with Dorothy. My daughter has been having music therapy since August, and wow the difference it has made in her life is awesome. She is still non-verbal, but the words are coming. She sings a lot more than talking and we have eye contact. We are learning to take turns, gentle hands and trying to express what we want and how we feel. I am forever grateful to you and Many Hands, Doing Good. A whole new world is opening up for my daughter and the spark in her eyes with the connection we have we would not have that if we did not have your support. By the way she loves to sing with conviction especially Jesus loves me. We walk in the store or mall and she sings very loudly. I would love to say thank you, but thank you seems to fall short in how you have helped. You and your family have a special place in our hearts."
In July, 2018, Many Hands, Doing Good along with more than 900 attendees celebrated the launch of the organization at Luv2Play in Richmond Hill
In February 2019, Many Hands, Doing Good took part in the Music Therapy Association of Ontario conference that took place in Hamilton. A great opportunity to discuss funding opportunities for children who are suffering from the effects of trauma.
Please note that 100% of proceeds will go to Many Hands, Doing Good. We are a registered not-for-profit organization which means we do not yet have charitable status and cannot issue tax receipts at this time. However, we can provide documents confirming the amount of money received. We appreciate your support as we work to nurture and inspire children/youth who want to pursue music, dance, arts and broadcasting.
Our funding is for children aged nine and under. Please click on the photos of the Neville-Lake children to find the application forms and information on how to apply.
For more information on the definition of psychological trauma, please click on the following link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychological_trauma
The funds that Many Hands, Doing Good provides are for any child who meets our funding criteria, that has been exposed to some level of trauma. A specific diagnosis is not required.
Our age cap is nine years for all the dance and therapy funds.
Daniel loved to dance ballet and Many Hands, Doing Good would love to help other young boys explore their passion for ballet.
Parents or guardians need to find one therapist that they are happy with and submit the quote. Once approved for funding, if the cost of services exceeds the funding amount then the parent or guardian will be responsible for the balance owing.
It is occasionally possible to switch from art therapy to music therapy and vice versa. This is approved on a case by case basis and it is best for you to email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss. Please remember to include your child’s file number on all correspondence.
Daniel loved to dance ballet and we would love to help other young boys explore their passion for ballet. We will cover ballet classes and clothing for qualified applicants up to age of nine. At this time we do not cover other types of dance classes or therapy.
Please write to us quoting your file number and we will be happy to discuss your situation with you.
Please click on the appropriate photo of the Neville-Lake child that your child is comparable to age wise and proceed with the application process.
Our funding policy states that each child is allotted their own funds. Please apply for your other child using the appropriate application form.
The vision and mission of our organization is to support children that have been affected by trauma with Art and Music Therapy. The focus of Many Hands, Doing Good is to provide Art and Music Therapy as both art and music were a large part of Daniel, Harrison and Milagros’ life. As we are a young organization we are staying true to that focus at this time. If you are looking for another type of therapy, please check back with us as we may be able to add other therapies as we grow.
Please remember to include your child’s file number on all correspondence and that all invoices are made out to Many Hands, Doing Good and signed by the parent/guardian.
Invoices can be sent to email@example.com or
At this time funding is only available in Ontario. Please check back to see when our funding is available nationwide.
Please note that 100% of proceeds will go to Many Hands, Doing Good. We are a registered not-for-profit organization which means we do not yet have charitable status and cannot issue tax receipts at this time. However, we can provide documents confirming the amount of money received. We appreciate your support as we work to nurture and inspire children/youth who want to pursue music, dance, arts and broadcasting
Please check back on our website www.manyhandsdoinggood.ca for the most accurate and up to date information about the types of funding we offer. If you would like to subscribe to our mailing list please let us know using the “Contact Us” form on our website.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know that you would like to volunteer at our next event. We will keep your address on file and let you know about volunteer opportunities as they become available.