The Alchemy Sky Foundation recently received an imporant grant from the Imlay Foundation. The money will help Alchemy continue and expand its program offering music therapy to elderly and/or disa-bled veterans in Georgia.
Jaye Budd, executive director of Alchemy Sky, stated that with “this additional support, we can double our current programming for our military service men and women who have sacrificed so much for our country.” ASF hires board certified music therapists to lead their therapy sessions. These sessions average fourteen veterans and last for about an hour.
Budd started Alchemy Sky because there is no funding for musical therapy aimed at veterans. The therapists perform but also do much more. Veterans join in on percussion instruments, tell stories, sing and interact with other residents and nursing facility and VA Hospital staffs.
“We are grateful for the support of the Imlay Foundation,” concluded Budd. ASF continues its mission of partnering with “organizations in the community as well as a broad based network of music and health professionals to create needs-based programs.” To learn more about this non-profit or to donate, call 404-228-7079 or see www.alchemysky.og.