How to Help
For your kind consideration, we present some simple yet effective ways to help further NHME’s mission of preparing tomorrow’s leaders today through music excellence! Any help provided makes a difference and is greatly appreciated! Click the button below to read about the impact impresarios like you have had in the lives of our thankful musicians.
Busch's Fresh Food Market
Shop at Busch's Market with your MyWay card, and NHME will benefit through their Community Giving program! Sign-up for a MyWay Card here, or login to your MyWay account here. NHME can be one of four organizations that your shopping supports. Click the buttons below to learn more. Also, don't forget to pick your supported organizations every year - thank you!
Kroger Grocery Stores
Through the Kroger Community Rewards program, shopping at Kroger and swiping your Shopper's Card provides financial support to NHME every quarter! Get started by creating a digital Kroger account here. Or, attach your existing Shopper's Card to the rewards program at this link. Learn more about Kroger's reward program by clicking the buttons below. Please remember to re-enroll into the program annually. Once logged into a Kroger account, search for National Homeschool Music Ensembles either by name or by our NPO number: MN049. Then, click Enroll - thanks!
As a licensed, charitable corporation, NHME gratefully accepts “in-kind” gifts of supplies, materials, and assorted sundries to keep us going. From copier toner, to paper towels, to hand soap, and to even bathroom tissue, thanks for helping us out with all the other stuff needed to keep going! One of the more significant hurdles to overcome by new musicians and their families is getting suitable instruments into the hands of their beginning musicians. Instruments no longer in use and even instruments in disrepair can be very cost-effective solutions for our member families. We can often get a broken down, older instrument into playing condition with an inexpensive overhaul at the fraction of the cost to purchasing a new instrument. Donated instruments are truly invaluable blessings! In fact, the instruments many of our beginners are using were gifts that alumni gave to the group upon graduation – thanks, alumni! Bring an instrument donation to any rehearsal, or give us a call to arrange a pick-up. What a wonderful way to further the cause of music education in our community!
*P.S. I’m afraid we’re all full on pianos – we’ve got no more room until we can get the older ones out! Thank you for considering us to be worthy recipients of your fine instruments and for your kind generosity!
There are many opportunities to roll up our sleeves and lend a hand at NHME! Come concert time, just jump right in and help us load up the truck. That’s always an all hands evolution, and the more merry hands we have, the lighter the load! Also at concert, Dave usually recruits a few willing participants to serve as hall monitors and even stagehands. It’s not hard, and it’s fun! Day to day, there’s always a task to accomplish like emptying rubbish bins or filing sheetmusic. Volunteers regularly help with building repair projects, providing refreshments at events, video recording, and even photography. There’s something for everyone! Ever thought about serving on the steering committee or on the board of a nonprofit? Become an at-large director or fulfill one of the officer roles for NHME – you can do it! Consider playing or singing in one of the ensembles. Even as a first-time beginner, elder siblings and parental adults lend a wealth of mature experiences and perspectives beneficial to the ensembles. Not only is learning music together with the youngsters enjoyable, but participating also helps to model good behavior and discipline (most of the time!). We couldn’t manage all this without the thoughtful and caring assistance of our many volunteers – thanks!