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Connecting Community, Unlocking Possibility, and Engaging Creativity through Music and the Arts

The Ellen Project connects children with music and art by delivering primed pianos and paint supplies to children's hospitals. Kids who are well enough to leave their hospital beds have a chance to paint and interact with these pianos. For kids who cannot leave their bed, stickers are brought to their bedside to be painted, and then placed on the pianos. Once the paint dries, musicians perform “mini-concerts” at hospital bedsides...

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Kids and their families receive free T-shirts, bracelets, and Songs of Hope CD’s during the visit...

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The piano remains at the hospital for patients and visitors to play and enjoy...

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Molly was 6 years old when she was diagnosed with leukemia. Her sister, Ellen, is only two years older and is committed to being by her side. They are constantly thankful for the time they can spend together. The toughest parts of Molly’s treatment process have been when there are visitation restrictions. Ellen and Molly have always been close and these times apart were very tough.

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Ellen loves to share things she has learned, and Molly is a willing audience. When Ellen participated in the mentorship program with Keys 4/4 Kids, it was only natural that she wanted to share her experience with her sister. In June of 2013, she was able to do just that. With the help of Love Your Melon and Keys 4/4 Kids, an event was organized at Children's Hospital of Minneapolis where Molly was being treated...

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And through Ellen's love for her sister, Molly, the Ellen Project was born.

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If you or your organization would like to sponsor an Ellen Project visit at a local hospital, the sponsorship amount is $2,500. This amount covers the cost to tune, prepare, prime, and deliver an acoustic upright piano to a local children’s hospital. The amount also pays for paint supplies, t-shirts, bracelets, and Songs of Hope CD’s that are handed out during each visit. Each sponsor receives an invite for up to four (4) people to attend the hospital visit. Also, a commemorative plaque with your name and/or company logo is placed on the piano, and will remain on the piano during the time it is left at the hospital.