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  • Quinn Boylan Is Giving Back Via "Ukuleles for Ukraine"

    Mon, 09 Mar 2015 12:36:57

    Quinn Boylan Is Giving Back Via "Ukuleles for Ukraine" - Find out how

    Seeking a way to give back to those less fortunate by giving the gift of music and much needed clothing and supplies, Quinn Boylan has created this unique program he is calling "Ukuleles for Ukraine."

    Having played in bands growing up in San Diego and knowing the positive impact that learning an instrument has played in his life, Quinn wanted to create a similar opportunity for the orphans in this volatile part of the world.

    We already dig Quinn because his forward-thinking nature!

    He will be joined by UK-based music activist Mark Griffiths, along with film students, to teach 100 children the ukulele. They will be documenting their musical learning process while showcasing the situation in Ukraine.

    His employer, Path Intelligence, has encouraged his efforts by granting a leave of absence donation to the cause. Lick the Plate, the popular San Diego food and music-focused radio show on KPRI, has also lent their support by providing pro-bono marketing and production services.

    Pay it forward, people!

    "I've been very fortunate growing up having a supportive family that encouraged music and giving back. I wanted to find a way to share my skills with the less fortunate, possibly enriching their lives with music along with tangible items like clothing, medicine and shoes. I will provide these orphans with very basic, beginner level instruction on an easy-to-play ukulele, teach them a few songs, then bring them together in a concert performance. Hopefully, the love of music sticks with a few of them and their confidence and creativity will increase. Mark and I will be filming the entire process to raise awareness," said Quinn Boylan, founder of Ukuleles for Ukraine.

    Jeremy Langley, Chief Marketing Officer at Path Intelligence was equally enthused about Quinn's efforts, saying, "Path Intelligence encourages our employees to take on charitable endeavors like this. It's a great way for them to broaden their horizons, recharge their batteries, and step out of their day-to-day business focus and Quinn's creativity and desire to provided these orphans with basic human supplies or even just an appreciation of music that will last a lifetime is commendable." To make a contribution to Ukuleles for Ukraine, visit gofundme.com.

    Make a donation! Do it up! Help Quinn help kids in the Ukraine.

    What can you do to support this initiative?

    —Amy Sciarretto

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