According to KidLinks CEO Diana Crawford,
“For more than three decades, KidLinks, a nonprofit organization, has provided therapeutic music/media resources for children and their caregivers to provide healing, hope and happiness where difficult medical and emotional situations exist. We help to put smiles on the faces of kiddos!
“On Monday, February 25, KidLinks will host its ninth Annual Symphony of Chefs fundraiser. Symphony of Chefs is one of KidLinks signature events and features some of Dallas’ most notable chefs. All funds raised from Symphony of Chefs goes directly to expanding our reach and mission of linking kids to healing, hope and happiness through music and media, improving the daily experiences of hospitalized and special needs children when they need it most, as well as provide educational resources for the adults who care for them.
“We are small but mighty! Just this year, we have served more than 4,000 children and caregivers in North Texas and 2,500 nationally. We also brought our songs to the rooms of hospitalized children in over 10 local hospitals and special care centers in the DFW area, but our online platform has the opportunity to expand our reach and provide resources to help enhance the services of other community service organizations – all while creating awareness around the power of music!
“Recently, KidLinks launched its redesigned online platform where kids, families and professionals can stream our songs, animations, videos and more, free-of-charge. Our wish is to put all the funds raised through Symphony of Chefs to augment our Music Therapy direct services (increasing the number of kids served weekly) AND we would use it to help develop technologies for improving public access to our growing repertoire of therapeutic resources.
“Please help us continue to provide children with the resources they need to feel confident and loved by visiting www.KidLinks.org.”
* Photo provided by KidsLink