Meet Ryder T.!

A UKC Kid Ambassador
Jan 27 2021

There are kids out there that are filled with hope and positivity, those are the kids that change the world. One such kid is Ryder, he is our newest UKC Kid Ambassador and he is raising funds to help other kids in the hospital.

How Ryder Got Involved

Ryder Tiplitsky, playing his uke at home
Ryder Tiplitsky, playing his uke at home

How did you learn about the UKC?

Since I love music I was looking for different organizations that use music to help others for my Bar Mitzvah Project. After searching online, I found this great organization. I love how UKC provides ukuleles and music therapy to children in hospitals. There is a local hospital that really helps treat my brother’s disease (Eoe) and I knew they didn’t have anything like this in their Child Life Program. I am excited to raise money to bring ukuleles and music therapy to a place that is very important to my family.

When I play my instruments, either by myself or in a band, I always feel better. I know kids in the hospital will feel better…

What interested you about the UKC’s mission?

I am a musician. I play guitar and ukulele and love going to concerts with my family. I think music is very healing and can make everyone feel better. When I play my instruments- either by myself or in my band, I always feel better. I know that kids in the hospital will feel better when they have their own instruments to play and take home with them.

What’s the significance of the Mitzvah project?

One part of being a Bar Mitzvah is doing Tikkun Olam. That is Hebrew for “Repairing the world.” As I get older, it is important to give back to the world to make it a better place. I wanted to do a project that was meaningful to me and could give back to a good cause. As I get older I want to continue to help organizations like UKC, which are important to me.

Tikkun Olam. That is Hebrew for ‘Repairing the world’. As I get older, it is important to give back to the world to make it a better place.”

We are so grateful for kids like Ryder and all of you reading this right now. Ryder’s fundraiser is still ongoing. To contribute to his Mitzvah project, please donate here.