Monday, 03 December 2012 12:52
Over the summer our music community lost a very special person.
To honor our dear friend and dedicated member, Bily Graumann, CKC United will be teaming up with
Deathwaltz Media Group to host One L(ove):Celebration of Life on Saturday February 16, 2013.
The event will be held at MexiCali Live in Teaneck, NJ.
The Indobox will play 2 sets of music, and New Jersey’s very own Speakerbot will step in during the intermission.
More information will be posted at a later date.
Tickets will be available on the day of show for $10, or purchase advance tickets here »
Proceeds benefit our Little Kids Rock Campaign.
Wear your favorite Color Wars shirt, bring your dancing shoes, and join us for a special night to celebrate life together
Friday, 20 July 2012 02:11
From hip hop to metal and all spaces in between, someone is rockin' a flat breezy. I'll be honest, I own 2 of my own.
Now, I am proud to rep one designed by my good friends at Paisley Moon and Grassroots California.
Paisley Moon is the oldest and original glass tobacco pipe shop in Reading, Pennsylvania, and is owned and operated by Ms. Kimberly Myers. www.paisleymoon.net/store/
Grassroots California is a progressive clothing line that makes quality merchandise at affordable prices and donates a percentage of its proceeds on every purchase. www.grassrootshats.com
Paisley Moon, Grassroots California, and CKC United all share a similar mission: to give back to our community.
CKCU is grateful to announce that a portion of the proceeds from the new Grassroots Paisley Moon hats will be donated to our cause.
Get one while they are still available, and tell them that CKCU sent ya!
~ Nya Matthews
President and Founder of CKC United, Inc.
Thursday, 15 December 2011 13:58
7-17 Productions of York, PA is hosting "Give" with DJ DARA to benefit CKC United’s current beneficiary, Little Kids Rock! With the help of trained teachers LKR provides free musical instruments and training in every genre of music including rock, folk, classical, country, bluegrass, and hip-hop. Without music we would not be where we are today. Music helps develop a young mind to do incredible things. Together, we can all make a difference and give children the gift of music.
36 West 11th Ave
York, PA 17404
Purchase your $8 ADV tickets here: https://501seats.com/event/717prod (Take the advantage to bid on 2 tickets to this event with a bid starting as low as $5.01!!!)
This event is +18 w/ valid I.D.
To follow the event via Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/170872393011068/
Friday, 21 October 2011 00:00
On October 8th, 2011, CKC United gathered to remember a friend and founding member who continues to inspire us today. F. Marshall Thompson’s life was celebrated by all at the 2nd Biennial FMT Pig Roast.
From high noon through late night, we witnessed amazing music from BioDiesel, Josati, Tommy B. and Colin Stodd,
DJ Greg D., Tek Subport, A. Dubs (F5F), Horizon Wireless, Mantis, Funkbot and DJ Spacecase.
We had an amazing time, and we want to thank everyone who was there and helped us enjoy the beautiful weather.
The best part of it all is that proceeds raised will be donated to our current beneficiary, Little Kids Rock. Thank you for your support!
Friday, 03 December 2010 09:54
CKCU is very excited to announce that the beneficiary of our next campaign will be Little Kids Rock. Little Kids Rock is a very unique program that helps bring music education to underfunded public schools.
CKC United will donate the majority of funds raised this year to Little Kids Rock to support music education in the Baltimore area. With the help of trained teachers the program provides free musical instruments and training in every genre of music including rock, folk, classical, country, bluegrass, and hip-hop.
We chose Little Kids Rock because we all have a passion for music and it has been a major influence in all of our lives. Without music we would not be where we are today. Music helps develop a young mind to do incredible things. Together, we can all make a difference and give children the gift of music.
We are looking forward to helping LITTLE KIDS ROCK!
You can read more about Little Kids Rock on their website www.littlekidsrock.org.
Also, LKR has a bunch of great videos on their YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/littlekidsrock
Tuesday, 09 November 2010 17:03
On October 29, 2010, CKC United presented a $10,000 donation to the Quality of Life Fund at the Kimmel Cancer Center in Philadelphia, PA. This event was the finale for our organization’s Rock the Ribbon campaign and the money was donated in loving memory of Marshall Thompson. The whole experience has been amazing, and we are thrilled that our first campaign was a huge success.
The Quality of Life Fund fills gaps which could present barriers to cancer patients completing their treatment. The program is administered by Oncology Social Workers who assess patient’s needs and $300 grants are distributed to patients and families demonstrating need.
We met with many of the staff working at the Kimmel Cancer Center. They welcomed us with open arms and were thrilled with our significant donation.
Dr. Richard G. Pestell, Director of KCC, gave a wonderful speech highlighting the positive effects our donation will have on cancer patients receiving treatment. He was noticeably impressed with our organization and spoke from the heart about how groups like ours can have a positive impact on the community. He also mentioned how the fact that we as young adults are stepping up to the plate to give back really gives him hope for future generations. He was inspired that a group of friends like us got together and started a non-profit organization, taking initiative to do more for those in need and find ways to give back at a young age.
Mrs. Anita Matthews, Nya’s mother, gave another beautifully inspiring speech. No one can forget her speech at Rock the Ribbon, CKC United’s first ever black tie fundraiser, last March. She did it again and we cannot thank her enough for all of her kind words and praise.
Ms. Joy Soleiman, Clinical Administrator for the Quality of Life Fund, accepted our donation and spoke about the benefits the funds will have on patients and families receiving treatment at the Kimmel Cancer Center.
We want to thank Mrs. Connie Barry, Jenny’s mom, for donating a beautiful handmade pink ribbon quilt. KCC was so gracious and excited to give the quilt to a family affected by breast cancer.
Stay tuned to CKCUnited.org as we are preparing to announce our next campaign soon.