Memory Maker Project Seeks Donations To Help Fund Art Programs During Pandemic
BINGHAMTON (WBNG) – The Memory Maker Project seeks to help communities raise funds for arts and culture programs for people living with memory loss.
Memory Maker Project co-founder and director Christina Muscatello said the organization was able to do more hands-on work with people before the pandemic began.
However, with the rise of COVID-19, Muscatello has said the organization needs to change the way it operates.
“The second the pandemic hit, I literally took two weeks with my team and figured out what we could do,” Muscatello said. “We pivoted on a dime and started offering online programs, which were very successful. “
Unfortunately, much of the organization’s funding comes from visiting nursing homes, which is no longer possible during the pandemic. To continue helping people with memory loss who are isolated during COVID-19, the organization is soliciting donations from people in the community.
“We’re really good at making people feel connected and less isolated – so if you feel the need to support the elderly, that’s a really good way to do it,” Muscatello said.
To donate to the arts programs of The Memory Maker Project, follow this link.