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October 28, 2012
Doublestop Foundation launches The Regrant Project and in the process donates 13 violins to the Korean American Family Service Center’s Hodori Program
[FLUSHING, NEW YORK] On Wednesday, October 31 at 4pm, Doublestop Foundation and the Korean American Family Service Center will hold a press event to showcase KAFSC’s Hodori ‘Little Tigers’ Program and celebrate the arrival of 13 new violins donated through The Regrant Project of the Foundation. The event will take place at JHS 189, 144-80 Barclay Avenue, Flushing, NY 11355.
KAFSC Executive Director Grace Yoon will join Michelle Kim, President and Artistic Director of Doublestop Foundation, to discuss their new partnership and vision for the Hodori Program. Michelle Kim will also perform and interact with Hodori music students.
Doublestop Foundation’s mission is to provide stringed instruments for deserving musicians who cannot afford to make such an investment on their own accord. The foundation will connect young artists with fine stringed instruments and provide them with professional resources and mentors to assist these young artists in furthering their professional careers.
The Regrant Project is proud to provide KAFSC’s Hodori After-School Program the opportunity to interact with young DF Ambassadors and world renowned artists, giving them the tools to use their gifts and blessings to make a positive impact on society as a whole and bring joy and healing to individuals and communities.
“Music can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.” (Leonard Bernstein)
“Music is an important and extremely useful tool in the way we learn and to deny its power is a waste of a truly wonderful resource” (Kristian David Olson)
Doublestop Foundation provides stringed instruments to deserving musicians who cannot afford to make such a donation on their own accord. The Foundation hosts the annual Instrument Loan Competition and provides winners with a fine stringed instrument loan for the duration of three years. Reaching out to the broader community, The Regrant Project pinpoints underserved public schools and community organizations that cannot afford to rebuild or establish a new string program for their institution. With assistance from strategic partnerships, The Regrant Project donates high-quality student stringed instruments, bows, cases, and accessories to these deserving organizations.
Michelle Kim, President & Artistic Director
96 Linwood Plaza, #119, Fort Lee, NJ 07024-3701
Phone: 888-501-6105 | Web: www.doublestopfoundation.org