'A Special Need 4 a Holiday', is a 13 song compilation of fun, popular holiday tunes meant to inspire listeners of all ages. The CD includes songs like Boogie Woogie Santa Claus, You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch, Frosty the Snowman, Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah and The Chipmunk Song.
100% of each CD sold is donated to ScentsAbility to help young individuals with special needs learn the skills to produce and sell candles; enabling them to have a more secure future. ScentsAbility's first retail location will be open mid December where young adults with special needs will manufacture and sell their amazing soy candles.
Tori Velle, creator of 'A Special Need 4 a Holiday' CD and Bonnie Schmidt, co-founder of ScentsAbility, began this incredible project earlier this year and completed it in record time! Of course, this CD would not have come to life as beautifully as it did without the talents of music producer, Joel Levy (co-owner of Criteria Recording; producing names such as Bee Gees, Aerosmith, and Eric Clapton) and TR Durphy retired Casting Director and co-owner of Bluedog Acting School for Kids (BluedogActing.com). Tori Velle, veteran lead talent for Disney Entertainment, hopes this CD project will encourage others, no matter what their abilities are, to use their gifts to ignite the greatest of human potential, compassion!
When Tori and Bonnie scouted for interest from the ScentsAbility team members, they found undiscovered talent among them! Jessica, Michael, Drew, Kortni and Thomas were the Special stars chosen to represent the voice of ScentsAbility on the CD. Tori Velle (ToriVelle.com) then took her private voice/acting students from Bluedog School of Acting for Kids bringing everyone together to create "A Special Need 4 a Holiday"…and that's how musical magic was made!