Donations are the essence of our program and one way we work at sharing this wonderful instrument with the world.
Getting ukuleles into the hands of our island keiki ensures the legacy of the ukulele is passed to our future generations.
A RECENT DONATION
On Wednesday 12 August the principal and music teacher of Voyager school met at Kanile'a to pick up 25 ukulele (Ukes for Keiki) that UGH and Kanile'a jointly financed. Here are some of the students who received our donated ukes. The principal and music teacher were really excited at the learning opportunity this delivery will provide the kids. Joe and Kimo were able to jam a song or two to encourage the kids of what they might do with these ukes with lots of practice. Joe Souza led the group on a tour of his uke business, Kanile'a. This group is a music class from Voyager Public Charter School and the thankyou letter will be framed and displayed at Kanile'a.
The Guild has had many opportunities to donate ukes to local organizations, see the following, in order to get them into the hands of our island keiki ensuring this instrument and the music it can make is passed on to the future generations of Hawaii raised youth.
The Kids from “Maunakea Marketplace”- Honolulu’s Chinatown Museum
"Ke Kula Niihau O' Kekeha (Kekaha?) School" - West Kauai charter school providing education to Nii'hau children.
"Kahaluu Elementary School" - after school ukulele program .
"Ark of Safety Christian Fellowship" - community outreach org. in Waianae.
Lloyddean Peters - Director of Chinatown Museum, teaches ukulele to Chinatown neighborhood children.
"Aina Aloha O' Na Lilma Hana" - Kaneohe
"Nanakuli Boys and Girls Club"
"Family Program Hawaii"
"Na Maka O' Pu'uwai Aloha" "Naalehu Elementary School" "Ukulele Foundation"
"Ohana Family of The Living God" - Hau'ula
"Sounding Joy" non-profit, certified music therapists, ukulele instructions for autistic children.
"Kids Hurt Too" non-profit teaches ukulele to children dealing with grief.
"Ukulele Hale" ukulele school
"Ke Kumu Mele"
"Paka Love" Organization of volunteers that help to clean and maintain public parks and have an uke music program.
"Wahiawa Middle School" UFK volunteer with ukulele instruction.