TBUS Cares is the community service program run by the members of The Tampa Bay Ukulele Society. With over 2100 members we provide education and entertainment services as well as monetary and in kind donations to charities, non profit groups, civic organizations, churches, schools, libraries, hospitals and assisted living centers.
TBUS is a partner with Ukulele Kids Club and our members volunteer to provide education to children at Shriners Hospitals for Children as an element of music therapy
TBUS Donated $2000 to Hurricane Irma Disaster Relief Fund and Google matched another $2000 to provide emergency food and water to South Florida in Sept 2016
TBUS Donated $2000 to Ruth Eckerd for purchase of band equipment for students in their music program.
TBUS collected food and donated $250 with a $250 match for CASA to assist women and children in their 100 bed shelter
TBUS purchased strings and our volunteers repaired and restrung 50 Ukuleles for BC Graham Elementary
TBUS loaned 20 Ukuleles and provided training material to Hope Children’s home for a 1 month music program
TBUS has Donated $2150 with a $2150 matching grant to provide 2300 Thanksgiving and Holiday meals for the homeless in Tampa Bay Area.
TBUS has collected over 200 toys and $300 for Toys for Tots at December Open Mic and Jams.
TBUS Donated $1000 this program.
TBUS Cares provides ukulele entertainment as a community service by tapping talent from our member base. Performances are paid via a donation to The Tampa Bay Ukulele Society which in turn helps us support our events and more charitable services to the local community.
TBUS Cares donated 50 ukuleles, books, tuners and dvds to the Pinellas & Hillsborough Library systems so that patrons can check out the ukes and self instruct.
TBUS Cares volunteers teach introduction to ukulele workshops at over 20 library and senior citizen centers in Pinellas & Hillsborough. TBUS Cares is now expanding their program to service Hernando and Pasco county libraries starting in fall 2017. To date Over 2000 attendees have completed our free workshops.
TBUS is a sponsor for the WMNF Uke it Out Festival and has helped the radio station raise funds in 2015, 2016 and again this year on Dec 2nd 2017 at the third Uke it Out Festival
Use our Contact Us page to request our services to support your program or upcoming event.