If I were to rank the impactful experiences I have had at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, watching Charlie teach a little boy in isolation how to play a ukulele would be at the very top. I will never forget the smile on the little boy’s face and the pure joy in his eyes. Also, we do not currently have a music therapist on staff. As we continue our search for funding, the donations and in-person lessons from the Mangold Foundation really fill that void for our child life program and our pediatric patients."
Maeve MacKenzie, Major Gifts Officer, Office of Development, Montefiore Health System
My son Aiden received a guitar from your organization after his 4th surgery in Montefiore. He started taking guitar lessons and absolutely loves it – he’s even enrolled in “rock camp” for the summer. Seeing his passion and love for music fills my heart and it was your gift that started it all. Thank you <3"
@KimmyHEIHEI via INstagram
On behalf of the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital Foundation, I would like to thank you for your generous donation of a guitar... Your support helps to enhance the vital programs and services that make it possible for miracles to happen every day. Thank you for helping to make a difference."
Brenda L. Fareri, Interim Board Chair, Maria Fareri Children's Hospital Foundation
Charlie has worked as a music creation instructor for the 21st Century Learning Center program in partnership with Stamford Public Schools... He actively engages students in learning how to play a variety of instruments and takes them through the song writing process. Charlie is more than an outstanding music teacher and truly motivates and inspires our students."