Friday, December 22, 2006
Stuff a Stocking, Help a Sick Child
Long-time Ukulelia readers will recall that a couple of years ago, we wrote about a terrific program that provided music therapy to sick kids in the hospital. Using extra proceeds from our Google ads and Amazon affiliate spiffs, along with the generous direct contributions of several readers and the largesse of the Magic Fluke Company, we sent a dozen Flea Ukuleles to the program. (Could there be a better instrument for a sick kid?!)
The program is called the Children's Music Fund. It was founded by Dr. Raffi Tachdjian, a third-year pediatric fellow in the division of allergy and immunology at Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA and Ukulelia Surgeon General. Raffi has produced a couple of CDs, the proceeds of which benefit the Fund.
Raffi just dropped us a note with the latest news, and sez that any or all of the three CDs he's produced would make wonderful stocking stuffers. At $10 apiece (tax deductible, I might add...), what are you waiting for? Info on the Fund and the CDs will be found here.