Give a Uke 4 Kids with Terry Carter & Get Matched!
When You Donate, Terry will Donate, Too
Please join GITC Ukulele Hero and sponsor, Terry Carter, for his 5th consecutive fundraiser for GITC classrooms! His new "Terry Carter Music Store," goes with his with the ukulele lesson website, UkeLikeThePros.com! Give here and your tax deductible gift will get a 100% match from Terry to provide free ukuleles for children in economically challenged early childhood, primary grade, and special education classrooms so their GITC-trained educators can introduce hands-on musical learning. Thanks to our adaptive music techniques, any students can learn to play, sing, and create their own songs. For each dollar you donate to fund a uke, Terry will match your gift to donate an additional ukulele! You can give any amount, feel the joy of changing young lives, and write the gift off at tax time.
What Can a Ukulele Mean to a Child?
Music speaks to children even before they can speak to us. It is a language that carries other languages, and communicates our feelings. Giving students music when they are young helps them learn to express themselves and connect with others from an early age. Songs help them develop language skills and literacy, too. It also boosts their emotional well-being. Their minds and hearts are wide open, and their feelings are powerful, so singing and playing gives them a productive way to channel their feelings, and energy, and focus their attention. Your gift of a uke can lead them to develop better listening skills, hand-eye coordination, mental concentration, patience, frustration tolerance, and so many other social skills, too.
This holiday season, you can provide this golden opportunity for just $35 or some portion of that amount so children can touch, pluck and strum at school every day.
How Does Playing Uke Help Math Learning?
Music = Math. The math of music gives students a direct experience of thinking in terms of amounts and measurements. Every beat they play has a duration. Every combination of beats, when repeated, makes a rhythm pattern. That is the nature of strumming. And strumming puts those patterns into children's hands and bodies, into their minds. From there, counting skills are naturally instilled and reinforced! Tempo and volume also teach even more forms of measurement. Tempos can vary from slow to fast and everything in between. Learning to match beats, patterns, and change tempos by clapping, moving, and strumming. guided by their teachers, and in time, by one another, teaches children to listen, match, modulate, and adapt what they are doing, intuitively. It happens naturally. Levels of sound, from the softest and quietest sounds to the loudest ones, also requires measurement. So do the intervals between notes. Children can feel the changes in energy and vibrational frequencies. They note what feels good, and what registers as too little or too much volume for their ears. Working with these dynamics. facilitated by GITC-trained teachers in their classrooms, children begin naturally to develop self control, sensitivity, and a special ability to navigate dynamics in order to create something wonderful by playing in sync with each other. When you donate a uke, you are making it possible for children to learn to love math.
What EXACTLY Will Your Gift Make Possible?
Guitars & Ukes in the Classroom places colorful, durable, and disinfectable Waterman ukuleles into our early childhood programs and mod/severe special education classrooms. These instruments are child-proof and immune to all accidental bangs and drops. The colorful models are made of a high-grade ABS plastic, and the clear model is made from a polycarbonite polymer. Everything is non-toxic, impact-resistant, and both models can be quickly disinfected with a wipe-down, keeping kids from sharing colds. They are also very light, so they are safe and easy to hang up on a bulletin board, and children can easily help bring them out and put them away after music time.
How Does Terry's Match Work?
It's simple. GITC's cost to purchase a Waterman ukulele, thanks to a generous educational subsidy from GITC sponsor, Kala Brand Music, is only $35 including the shipping. Any donations to this campaign can add up to the $35 needed to purchase a uke. So you can contribute any amount you wish. Once we get to $35, Terry will contribute a second Waterman to match the one your donation made possible, and he will continue matching your donations up to a total of $5,000. We hope you'll help us reach the top!
In the contribution options below, you can write the exact amount you wish to contribute in the last box, or choose a pre-determined amount. Every Donation is Tax Deductible.
Whether you pay for GITC to purchase a Waterman, or you donate a gently used or new ukulele of your own for use in schools, you will receive a thank you letter for your gift from our charity and you can turn that into your tax preparer to add to your charitable contributions for the year. We are a 501(c)3 public charity.
Our tax ID EIN is 71-10103691.
Got questions? Please drop us a line at [email protected] and we'll be glad to help.
Thanks so much for your generous support, and thank you, Terry and friends, for banding together to make the music a reality in 2023!