Ukulele Kids Club Inc.

Ukulele Kids Club Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization for the mission of donating ukuleles to children’s hospitals nationwide for music therapy programs.

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Mission Statement

We harness the power of music to improve the well being of children and families around the world. Through ukuleles and the support of music therapy, we give the gift of music for life.

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To date, more than 7,500 ukuleles have been gifted to hospitalized children.

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If a soprano ukulele is placed in the hands of a hospitalized child, a miracle begins to occur. Pain will subside. A smile will appear on a child’s face. The fingers will touch a beautiful instrument of smooth and polished wood. They will feel and hear the soft vibrations of 4 nylon strings. A Board Certified Music Therapist will teach them how to play a song. They will anxiously look forward to another lesson. While watching, the parents will momentarily be transformed to a joyful place. And when each child leaves the hospital, they will be given their ukulele to take home as a gift of music for life.

Music Heals. This is a fact. This is medicine.

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Ukulele Kids Club Inc. is a 2019 gold-level GuideStar participant, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to nonprofit transparency.

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Note from a Board Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC)

Music therapy is the evidence-based use of music by a board certified music therapist aimed at achieving goals that are not musical in nature. These goals are to initiate positive changes in psychological, physical, cognitive, or social functioning of patients or clients in various settings. In a medical setting, music therapy assists pain management measures, decreases anxiety of hospitalization, provides support during procedures, facilitates coping with diagnosis and treatment, provides sensory stimulation, and promotes calming and relaxation. Music therapists use interventions that involve playing instruments, singing, composing new music, and recreating and discussing patient-preferred songs to progress towards these goals in the most appropriate ways, taking into account the patient’s functioning level. In a pediatric setting, music therapists help children feel comfortable by using familiar music and instruments, so the hospital feels more like their normal environment.

Ukulele Kids Club Inc. is a 2015 recipient of the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) Advocacy Award.

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