Because we care.....


MusiCare Serieswas founded by Donna Lou Shickel in 1985, bringing concerts to residential care facilities. Donna Lou's music ministry began at the onset of her recording career and the release of her "Shenandoah Valley Christmas" album, and its mission involves going in where people cannot go out.

"My childhood inspiration, Bob Hope, served as a powerful role model by bringing joy and laughter to places of pain and adversity. Now, as a disciple of Jesus Christ, my greatest joy is to meet people right where they are with Christ's hope."
Donna Lou Shickel   (Thanks, Bob, for the memories and the example!)

Martinsburg VA Hospital, Martinsburg, WV

MusiCare partnered with Travel Mates of Harrisonburg, VA and the Dayton American Legion to bring a concert by Donna Lou to the Martinsburg Veterans Administration Hospital in Martinsburg WV to honor our service men and women.  (L to R:  Anna & Emily Joseph, Donna Lou, "Jack," Diamond Hockett, Sarah & Brooke Whitesel) Stay tuned for future VA trips and other MusiCare concerts with Donna Lou. To puchase Donna Lou Music CD's click here

     To contact Donna Lou regarding a speaking event (message and special music) for your church, simply go to contact/booking request.  Or write to Donna Lou Shickel, 5664 Ottobine Rd., Dayton, VA  22821

To Make A Tax-deductible Contribution, write to

A Place of Grace
PO Box 400
Churchville, VA  24421
(payable to A Place of Grace)

Thank you!