OUR HEART SONG PROJECTS
“C’MON GET HAPPY” helps FISH Food Pantry Choral Dynamics returned to the stage of the Orpheum Theatre the first weekend of June 2022 for our comeback performance of “C’mon Get Happy”. As part of our mission to Help Our Community Through Song, FISH Food Pantry of Galesburg was chosen to benefit from the production. Once again, dozens of loyal businesses and individuals stepped up to donate food and monetary gifts to support this project.
Choral Dynamics is thrilled to announce that, along with non-perishable food donations, we were able to present $6225.00 to help FISH feed the hungry!
Thank you for continuing to help Choral Dynamics help others!
“TOY STORY” Movie Matinee and Toy Drive Choral Dynamics is excited to share the success of our Movie Matinee and Toy Drive. Rex, Mr. Potato Head, Bo Peep, and Buzz Lightyear welcomed the community to watch “Toy Story” in the beautiful Orpheum Theater. Choral Dynamics was overwhelmed by the volume of toys donated as part as this event. Over 250 toys were collected and given to Safe Harbor Family Crisis Center. This wonderful organization uses these toys year round to brighten the lives of families with children who are in crisis. We thank everyone who gave their support to this amazing Heart Song Project!
“A TISKET A TASKET BASKET AUCTION FOR KCCDD” Choral Dynamics is thrilled to announce the successful completion of our latest Heartsong Project! Our online auction was held to benefit one of our past beneficiaries, KCCDD. Like so many organizations, KCCDD has been limited in their fundraising during the pandemic. This wonderful organization is dedicated to supporting individuals in our community with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Members of Choral Dynamics donated baskets filled with amazing items and gift certificates, and, because we’re musical, each donated basket was named after a song! The auction ran from April 9th to April 25th, 2021 with bidding and an option for donations. With matching funds, Choral Dynamics was excited to present a check to KCCDD for $4000 at the completion of the auction!
“ENCORE PERFORMANCES” Our very first Heart Song Project was a Facebook Fundraiser to benefit the Orpheum Theater. On the Choral Dynamics FB page, video clips of some of our favorite songs from past shows were featured. Donations were made through Facebook or by mailing a check. The response was incredible! With matching funds from Choral Dynamics, this project raised $8500 for our beloved Orpheum.
“DIAPER DRIVE” Our second Heart Song Project was a Diaper Drive for Loving Bottoms Diaper Bank. The drive was conducted from November 14 to December 5, 2020. Loving Bottoms is a wonderful organization that coordinates the collection and distribution of diapers, adult personal products. and period supplies for families in need in the West Central Illinois region. The project culminated in a “A Diaper Drive Through Drop Off ” that was held on December 5th at the Galesburg Methodist Church in the Kellogg Street parking lot. With support from our wonderful community, the drive was a resounding success! Over 24,132 diapers, wipes, and period supplies were collected for Loving Bottoms!
“MEAL DELIVERY” An ongoing Heartsong Project that began in February, is assisting in the delivery and distribution of meals to those in need in the community. The Tres Cafe restaurant in Galesburg has prepared thousands of meals during the pandemic and donated them to feed the hungry. Choral Dynamics members has provided drivers and volunteers to deliver over 1000 meals and to help distribute them. We also collected over 90 blankets during February that were given out at one of the meal pick up sites. We are so proud to help address this very pressing need in our community.