TBUS Cares is the community service program run by the members of The Tampa Bay Ukulele Society. With over 2500 members we are the largest and most active ukulele club in the world. We hold events throughout the year including open mic nights, jams, workshops, concerts and 4 annual festivals including The Tampa Bay Ukulele Getaway
TBUS Cares provides education and entertainment services as well as monetary and in kind donations to dozens of charities, non profit groups, civic organizations, churches, schools, libraries, hospitals and assisted living centers. Here are some of our contributions:
TBUS donated $500 to this food bank and will be coordinating volunteer hours donations with our membership base
TBUS donated $500 for this local animal rescue program.
Tbus donated $500 to Hillsborough and $500 to Pinellas county divisions of Habit for Humanity to support their programs and is coordinating volunteer hours for upcoming project with our member base
TBUS donated $500 to Clearwater Marine Aquarium to help support their wonderful programs.
TBUS donated $1000 to American Red Cross in to send emergency supplies to victims of Hurricane Michael in the Florida Panhandle
TBUS donated $1500 to purchase and place wreaths on US Veteran graves for the 2018 season.
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 2017
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 $3150 with a $3150 matching grant to provide 3500 Thanksgiving and Holiday meals for the homeless in Tampa Bay Area in 2017 and 2018.
TBUS has collected over 400 toys and $1000 for Toys for Tots at December Open Mic and Jams in 2016, 2017, 2018 and again this 2019 season.
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 has purchased and donated over 100 ukuleles, books, strings, tuners and dvds to to libraries and schools in the Tampa Bay Area to put this wonderful instrument into adults and children hands.
TBUS Cares volunteers teach introduction to ukulele workshops at over 40 library and senior citizen centers in Pinellas, Hernando, Pasco & Hillsborough. To date Over 6000 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, 2017, 2018 and again this year on Dec 7th 2019 at the 5th Uke it Out Festival
Use our Contact Us page to request our services to support your program or upcoming event.