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Children from Tucson Spanish Central SDA Church express themselves through inspirational bilingual songs for young and old to enjoy!
Children from Tucson Spanish Central SDA Church express themselves through inspirational bilingual songs for young and old to enjoy!
57 backers pledged $6,903 to help bring this project to life.

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"OUR VOICE" - the voices of the children singing a word of inspiration for young and old alike to enjoy!

When children speak, they have a unique ability to impact our hearts with their purity. 

PURPOSE

We are reaching out to you the many supporters of Kickstarter, music lovers, art supporters, entreprenuers, and big-hearted individuals to help us fund a CD project for the children. The CDs will be sold at their big regional Camp Meeting in June 2013 in an effort to maintain the music initiatives in their church forever.

Kickstarter Goal - $6848

We've already been collecting funds for the production, replication, and marketing of the CD. Many have given lots of time, money, and effort to get to this point. To name a few:

  • Parents and Youth Directors - $2850
  • Pima County has pledged - $930
  • Kevin and Tanishia Hamilton - $3500

Will you help us get over the finish line?

Our goal of $6848 breaks down accordingly:

  • Studio recording, session musicians, mixing and mastering - $5000
  • CD replication and digital download capabilities - $1200
  • Marketing Assets (i.e. graphic design, website, printing) - $648

How it all started

We are Kevin and Tanishia Hamilton - co-founders of Garden Youth Development Project. We develop programs for community youth ages 0 - 17 to teach life skills and subjects of academia through performing arts based projects. Our vision is to create harmonious communities and fearless citizens through the performing arts. 

In 2011 we met Adriana. She is the youth director for grade school children for her church - Tucson Spanish Central Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) Church. She wanted to make a difference in her church through the youth...through music.  We had a divine meeting with her, we learned of her vision, bought in, and began to use our resources to assist.  

We learned that many of the children had not been in a choir. Music was being or had been removed from their schools and others simply had not been exposed due to financial, location, and time constraints.

The Children's Growth

Since that initial 'divine' meeting with Adriana and working with the kids for over a year, they've performed various multi-media productions. The first production was an ADRA inspired program where the youth  learned about various countries and cultures. The children learned songs in 5 different languages, showed teamwork, determination, hardwork, and confidence, all while having fun with their friends. 

Youth dressed to represent various countries. The kids are lining up to perform their first show!
Youth dressed to represent various countries. The kids are lining up to perform their first show!
Youth participate in a mental visualization excercise before their performance. Kevin walks them through the entire production using their imaginations.
Youth participate in a mental visualization excercise before their performance. Kevin walks them through the entire production using their imaginations.

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is a program initiated by the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) church.

The kids brought the 10 countries to life with costumes, songs, and video. The children did an amazing job with the production AND it can be yours depending on your giving level.  

For the 2012 holiday season the children performed a musical play. The children began working on their musical and later learned that their performance would be cancelled. The children communicated to their parents how hard they had worked and insisted the show MUST go on. The children performed an original multi-media production and musical about 'sharing'; a life skill the kids had fun learning.

"I Have A Dream" photo taken of the children at the Botanical Gardens in Tucson, AZ in honor of Martin Luther King's birthday in January
"I Have A Dream" photo taken of the children at the Botanical Gardens in Tucson, AZ in honor of Martin Luther King's birthday in January

Unexpected bonus

We know and understand the impact that the arts have on young people; but the residual impact that the children are having on their parents and their church has been major.  Take a look at the video to see what I mean.

Our Gifts to You

As tokens of our appreciation for contributing to our campaign we have calendars of the kids, signed posters from the kids, copies of the CD you are helping fund, digital downloads, even Executive Producer status on the project and live performances.

Risks and challenges

The kids have already been preparing to sing in the studio and the original music is being written as we speak. Our only challenge now is funding to complete the CD and get it packaged in time for the big performance in June.

We also run the risk of disappointing the kids who've worked so hard to get to this point. We know a Kickstarter Campaign is all or nothing, but we believe the kids are worth the risk. They deserve it.

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    You receive a hearty THANK YOU SO MUCH and a personalized 'Thank You' card from the kids, parents, and Directors.

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    Thank you. You will receive a full color 11X17 poster of the children.

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    Again we thank you. You receive 1 FREE digital download from the CD you've helped to support.

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    Gracias...you receive a 2013 full color, wall calendar of the children AND 3 FREE digital downloads from the CD you've helped to support. Don't worry, we've included some carry over months into 2014. Plus the pictures of the kids are quite adorable to have as a keepsake all year round.

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    Muchas Gracias! You receive the CD of the children funded by this Kickstarter along with an 11X17 poster of the children! Note the CD is of original music in both English and Spanish.

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    Muchas Gracias! You receive the CD of the children funded by this Kickstarter along with the personalized autographs of the children on an 11X17 poster!

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    Thank you!! You receive 2 CDs! One for you and a second CD for someone just a special as you are plus a full color signed 11X17 size poster of the children.

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    From our heart to yours, thank you so much. You receive the CD plus a DVD of the multi-media performance the children performed for their church where they sang songs in 5 languages and dressed in full costume representing diverse countries from around the world.

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    Wow!! You receive the CD you are so graciously supporting plus mentioned as an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER of the CD which will be placed on the insert of the CD packaging to be viewed by all.

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    You are amazing! You receive the CD you've so graciously supported along with a signed 11X17 poster of the children. We will include you as an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER of the CD AND the children will give a LIVE PERFORMANCE for you, your friends, family and associates.

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