The Singing Hoosiers Student Philanthropic Association was created by two Singing Hoosiers after a performance at the Boys and Girls Club of Bloomington in 2011. Our performance was tremendously well-received by the Boys and Girls Club, and we were inspired by the creativity, joy, and desire to perform that the children showed.
The Singing Hoosiers have been presented with amazing opportunities and have performed throughout the world, from Bloomington, Indiana to our recent tour in Australia, and we realize that in many ways we are quite fortunate. And we also realzie that there are many people who are not as fortunate as us, and part of our mission is to reach out and support and help when we can.
A few weeks after our performance at the Boys and Girls Club, the Singing Hoosiers Student Philanthropic Association went to Kirkwood Avenue in downtown Bloomington and sang on the sidewalk, raising money in a guitar case for the Performing Arts Programs of the Boys and Girls Club. Thanks to some generous donors, we rasied $250 in one night, which was donated immediately to the Performing Arts program of the Boys and Girls Club, helping their choir, dance, theatre, and orchestral programs so they could continue to provide for these great kids. Continuing our support for the Boys and Girls Club, in December the Philanthropic Association also purchased a portrait of Hoagy Carmichael (a Bloomington native) that the children drew as part of the Boys and Girls Club Community Annual Art Auction.
The SHSPA is hoping to partner with Greek associations on the IU Campus to help contribute so that the children of organizations like the Boys and Girls Club, Middleway House, and Girls, Inc. can attend the 65th Anniversary Spring Concert in April at little or no charge. After working with these Greek organizations, the SHSPA will be seeking corporate sponsors so they can expand on their actions, providing support for many more arts programs, and continuing to spread joy through song.
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The Singing Hoosiers cannot exist without the generosity of alumni and friends. Please consider joining the "Singing Hoosier Family" and generously supporting our program by making a tax-deductible contribution. 100% of your gift will be used to support Singing Hoosier touring activities, production and recording costs, equipment purchases and repairs, new music, publicity, guest artists, and costumes. Click on the link for more information on how to make your gift. Thanks for your support!