SAN DIEGO, Feb. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ukuleles for Ukraine, a California based non-profit charity, has released a new self-titled documentary based on their 2015 trip to Ukraine to supply children's homes with clothing, school supplies, medicine, and musical instruments – specifically providing music lessons on the ukulele to encourage the creativity of children across the homes in central Ukraine. Click here to watch the feature.
The non-profit raised over $5,000 from individual donors and with the help of corporate sponsors D'Addario Ltd UK, Alfred Music and Octopus Ukulele, all while coordinating the donation and delivery of over 150 ukuleles and other musical instruments. In addition, the documentary features music contributions from well-known musical acts including Asgeir, the Accidentals, and ukulele star Ben Rouse.
"The purpose of this documentary to encourage people to volunteer and impart their skills. If families watching are inspired to adopt a child that would be a secondary benefit. We are raising funds to continue donating instruments and giving music lessons, plus achieve our goal of installing computers to enable a 21st century standard of education," said Quinn Boylan, founder of Ukuleles for Ukraine.
Elaine Smith, Marketing Manager at D'Addario UK Ltd., said: "D'Addario was happy to contribute to this worthy cause. Being able to help provide equipment and lessons to these children is such a privilege."
To watch the Ukuleles for Ukraine documentary, click here.
To make a contribution to Ukuleles for Ukraine, click here.
For sponsorship or story angles contact:
ABOUT UKULELES FOR UKRAINE
Ukuleles for Ukraine aims to supply children's homes in Ukraine with clothing, school supplies, medicines, technology, and musical instruments. We aim to help the kids express themselves musically and creatively with music lessons on the ukulele and more. Our next goal is to supply two of the children's homes we visited with computer labs to provide educational skills for the 21st century.
ABOUT ALFRED MUSIC
Alfred Music is the world's largest educational music publisher. Alfred Music produces educational, reference, pop, and performance materials for teachers, students, professionals, and hobbyists spanning every musical instrument, style, and difficulty level. Alfred Music's home office is located in Los Angeles, with domestic offices in Miami and New York, as well as offices around the world, including Germany, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.
More at: http://www.alfred.com/
ABOUT OCTOPUS UKULELE
Launched three years ago, the Octopus Ukulele has become one of the UK's most popular entry level instruments, as well as an emerging success across the world. Octopus instruments are attractive to all ages and levels. Look out for the new Octopus Ukulele website in the coming months and join the Octopus community.
ABOUT D'ADDARIO LTD UK
D'Addario & Company, Inc. is the world's largest manufacturer of musical instrument accessories, marketed under seven product divisions: D'Addario Fretted, D'Addario Orchestral, Evans Drumheads, Promark Drumsticks, Puresound, D'Addario Woodwinds, and D'Addario Planet Waves Accessories. A family-owned and -operated business with more than 1,100 employees worldwide, the company manufactures 95% of its products in the U.S., employing Toyota's Lean manufacturing principles. D'Addario has a distribution network in 120 countries and serves more than 3,000 U.S. retailers, all major e-commerce sites, and more than 3,000 endorsing artists.
More at: www.daddario.com
To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ukuleles-for-ukraine-releases-powerful-music-documentary-300222319.html
SOURCE Ukuleles for Ukraine