Innovation and Impact: Past Projects

Pickleberry Pie, Inc.

Project Description

We bring the healing power of music to 200,000 children yearly. Pickleberry Hospital Concerts for Children provide a monthly concert series for seriously ill and disabled children in various locations around the U.S. We have provided over 5,500 free concerts for kids in about 40 hospitals and special facilities nationwide. Each of our concerts is planned, scheduled, and managed entirely by the local coordinators of Pickleberry Pie. All the hospital staff has to do is publicize the concert to their patients. We hand pick the entertainers for the concerts, selecting people we know and trust. We work closely with hospital staff to insure that the performance is upbeat and appropriate. We pay our performers an honorarium, assuring an individualized, site-specific, professional performance each time.