Our Mission

KidLinks is committed to linking kids to healing, hope, and happiness through music and media.

Our Story

KidLinks, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is the result of a merger between two successful organizations. KidLinks now leverages the resources and talent of Hugworks with the business and financial acumen of The KidLinks Foundation.

Through the generosity of our donors, KidLinks financially supports therapeutic music initiatives and free/low-cost treatment programs for children with developmental, behavioral, and learning challenges as well as mental health needs. KidLinks has also developed Therapeutic Music Entertainment, giving patients and families in hospitals, care centers, classrooms, and homes everywhere digital access to healthy and entertaining musical content. Funds raised go directly toward the development of this digital content and our therapeutic music programs to provide healing hope for all children, no matter what life circumstances they are experiencing.

To hear more about KidLinks' history, enjoy this brief video from our founder, Jim Newton.

KidLinks' Story by Jim Newton

We can't fulfill our mission it without the support of generous contributors. To be a part of helping to put smiles on the faces of children everywhere, click here to DONATE . Your gift makes a difference!

Our new book Music on a Mission is now available on Amazon! A majority of the proceeds from sales of Music on a Mission will be used to support KidLinks’ programs


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More of KidLinks' History

Learn more about KidLinks' fascinating history through these videos featuring Jim Newton, Noel "Paul" Stookey, and Paul G. Hill. Click HERE for video playlist.

The KidLinks Foundation

The KidLinks Foundation was formed in 2001 by individuals associated with the energy industry who had a desire to make a big difference in the lives of children in Texas.

Over the years, the organization has expanded its reach to include children and their families across the United States by funding Therapeutic Music Entertainment and board-certified Music Therapy.


For over 30 years, Hugworks provided Therapeutic Music Entertainment (TME) as a direct service offered to children and families in children's hospitals and special care centers across the country.

The program was developed with input and guidance from Child Life Specialists, Music Therapists, and other health/education professionals in fields of early childhood services.

Hugworks also had a long history of delivering board-certified Music Therapy to children in need.

Music Therapy

KidLinks offers high quality, personalized, and professional music therapy services for children who are in need in our community.

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Therapeutic Music Entertainment

KidLinks offers Therapeutic Music Entertainment both in-person and through our digital music platform that any parent or educator can use at any time.

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