To date, we have donated $3,000.00 to a wonderful nonprofit called All Kids Need Music, in tribute to two of the members of BTS, V (Kim Tae-Hyung | 김태형) and Jhope (Jung Ho-seok | 정호석). We’d like to introduce you to this charitable institution and share with you the journey we have embarked on for them. We think V and Jhope would be pleased with our decision to support this meaningful and purposeful organization in their honor.
About All Kids Need Music
All Kids Need Music is a non-profit, IRS-recognized charity for children founded by Ed Kelly. Ed is a professional musician and director of a music school for over two decades. His program, Fundamental Music Instruction, provides musical instruction and classes to many schools and individuals around the United States.
They sponsor children in difficult circumstances, whether it is an orphaned U.S. child living in foster care, a homeless child, or an at risk child living near or below the poverty level. There are thousands of orphans, homeless children, and vastly underprivileged children in the United States. The orphans’ music classes are private, therapeutic music lessons to help the children heal from the trauma they have experienced.
How Freedom Scholarship Fund Got Involved
During my meeting with Ed, he mentioned an all-girls private school that does not have the funds to implement a music program. He said that he would like to donate our $2,000.00 toward that cause (this has now increased to $3,000). I loved this idea so much that I decided to help Ed achieve his goal of raising $20,000.00 to execute his plan. I know that ARMY will embrace this cause and help Ed raise the necessary funds. The girls’ school is located in Asbury Park, New Jersey. The school focuses on educating girls from the surrounding diverse and poverty-stricken communities in order to provide them with the tools necessary to gain access into, and success in, high schools and universities. In fact, 100% of their students graduate from high school. Music is such an important part of this education. With your help, we will be able to provide these students and others with top notch music education and instruments.
How We Plan to Help
We will be doing various events, raffles, auctions, and sales of BTS-inspired merchandise to help raise money for this cause. In the meantime, you can go directly to their site to donate or use the “donate” button below which is liked to the ALL KIDS NEED MUSIC Pay Pal. If you make your donation through the link below you will be able to get a receipt for your donation for income tax purposes since Ed’s organization is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
If you make an independent donation to ALL KIDS NEED MUSIC via this link please email us and let us know so we can enter you into the yearly BTS merchandise giveaway. This will end on December 30, 2023.
Sales of any BTS inspired merchandise sold here on our website will go to the Shine, Dream, Smile charity campaign to help All Kids Need Music. Please check out the BTS Campaign tab on our home page for items we have for sale or raffle.
Our goal is to help raise the $20,000 necessary to start a music program at the girls’ school. We have started with our initial donation of $3,000 and will update this counter as the donations are made from The Freedom Scholarship Fund and any BTS fans that contribute.