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Music For Life Foundation. Inc
Founded: October 2010
Founder: Leo Daquioag
Areas of expertise:
Philanthropy, fundraising, event planning and management, community outreach
With the generosity of corporate, private foundation and individual monetary and in- kind support we’ve been fortunate in being able to provide services to music-related causes and needs --- for schools, community centers, students and children. Our musical instrument donation drives and our partnerships with international-brand performance venues, such as Hard Rock Cafe-Honolulu, also provide us the resource to assist current and aspiring musicians and music educators in sharing their passion through music performances and with music education.
Many schools resolve their financial challenges by eliminating music and arts programs,
We, with our all-volunteer board of directors and staff, intend to assist and support music and art programs with providing musical instruments and equipment, lessons and workshop sessions from notable musicians and music educators, moderate financial support and other needed resources.
We have a simple mission: to empower people through music. While this may seem trivial, without governmental support, many children will never be able to discover, explore and experience the joy, benefits and life-rewarding experiences and opportunities of music. Additionally, Music For Life Foundation aims to help school and communities develop sustainable music programs and activities; for the students and for their families.
Our Success Stories
Making Waves on Hawaii's Big Island
Our recent initiation effort for neighbor island school support begins in partnership Hawaii Performing Arts Festival non-profit goup in donating `ukuleles to Kealakehe Intermediate School's new music program.
"BringBackdaBand!" - Wai`anae High School
From being without a music or marching band program for over 5 years, our BBdB program has restored the program for the students at Wai`anae High School
"Da Mele Ukulele Project" (see OC-16 Time-Warner "All The Things We Are" feature video)
An effort to provide free ukuleles, along with ukulele-playing lessons, to less fortunate children in perceived under-served communities (initial effort most recently completed at Papakole`a Community Center in Honolulu.
"Rhythm of Da Islands" - Island of Kaua`i
First in a series of bringing notable local ukulele artists to provide ukulele performances and workshops to children on the "neighboring islands" of Hawai`i.
"Da Beat Goes On" - Musical instrument donation drive (see TV news segment video)
Periodic activity at major shopping centers and music store venues to collect new or gently used musical instruments and equipment; given to students and schools.
Guinness World Record Attempt for largest ukulele ensemble
Fundraising events in 2011 and 2012 with ukulele virtuoso, Jake Shimabukuro to raise money and awareness for the cause of supporting music education in school classrooms
Youth-On-Stage program performances at Hard Rock Cafe - Honolulu
Music For Life Foundation supports the YOS program by assisting Hard Rock Cafe in searching for and providing new young, talented and promising musicians.