Make-A-Wish® Missouri & Kansas and the Songs of Love Foundation® Come Together to Bring More Smiles

Press Release ( - Apr 29, 2020 -  Make-A-Wish® Missouri & Kansas has teamed up with the Songs of Love Foundation® in this unprecedented collaboration that will be providing the children they serve with a musical bridge of hope as they look forward to receiving the life-changing gift of a wish. Songs of Love® is thrilled to be bringing the Medicine of Music™ to the children of Make-A-Wish® Missouri & Kansas!

The Songs of Love Foundation® President and Founder, John Beltzer says: “We are super excited to be able to provide a musical bridge of hope for the Make-A-Wish® children as they look forward to their wishes coming true. These are unprecedented times, and it gives me great joy to have the Songs of Love Foundation® and Make-A-Wish® Missouri and Kansas come together in a collaboration of love!”   

Make-A-Wish® Missouri & Kansas President & CEO Caroline Schmidt stated, “We are extremely grateful for the support from The Songs of Love Foundation® during this challenging time. Right now, due to the pandemic, more wish children are waiting for their wish than ever before. We know that the children we serve will enjoy their personalized ‘songs of love’ while anticipating their heartfelt wish coming true. We look forward to our partnership and providing our wish kids added joy during this time.”


Make-A-Wish® Missouri & Kansas creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We are on a quest to bring every eligible child’s wish to life, because a wish is an integral part of a child’s treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Make-A-Wish is the world’s leading children’s wish-granting organization, serving children in every community in the United States and in 50 countries worldwide. The local chapter is headquartered in Ballwin, Missouri and serves all counties in Missouri and Kansas. Since 1983, Make-A-Wish Missouri & Kansas has granted more than 8,800 wishes to local children with critical illnesses. For more information about Make-A-Wish® Missouri & Kansas and how you can transform lives, one wish at a time, please visit our website ( and connect with us on Facebook (makeawishMOKAN), Twitter (@makeawishMOKAN), Instagram (@makeawishMOKAN) and YouTube (MakeAWishMOKAN).


The Songs of Love Foundation® is a national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that creates free, personalized, original songs to uplift children (ages 1-21) facing tough medical, physical or emotional challenges. Each ‘song of love’ is delivered on USB and/or digital format with professionally produced music and lyrics containing the child’s name and references to all of his or her favorite things. Songs are written and performed in any language in the musical style that the child likes by many talented singer/songwriters. As each child is unique, so is every ‘song of love’. Since 1996, the Songs of Love Foundation® has reached out to over 35,000 children in over 600 hospitals and health care facilities in all 50 states and the world. For more information about the Songs of Love Foundation® Connect with us on Facebook:, Twitter: @songsoflove,Instagram: @songsoflovefdn and YouTube:


John Beltzer, Founder and President, Songs of Love Foundation®

Phone: 917-750-8222, Email:

Madison Lee, Marketing & Communications Manager,  Make-A-Wish® Missouri & Kansas

Phone: 314-205-9474 ext. 1024, Email:


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