Julie Donovan has found a new way to make her voice count in her community. The 40-year-old Gahanna woman sings with the Harmony Project, a local non-profit organization that makes music to make a difference. The group, founded last year, brings together singers from different backgrounds with various levels of experience to give live performances and organize community service projects. They have raised money for after-school programs, planted trees and collected toys for children. "It's about being able to get a message across-inspiring and motivating people to help out their community," Donovan said. Founder David Brown made service a part of the organization because he wanted to make it easier for people to reach out to one another. "Yes, times are tough, and people have less time and money to give. But ask them to give one dollar or one hour," he said. "We're finding the way to get people to say yes."

For more information on The Harmony Project, visit HarmonyProject.com or call 614-564-9300.