"Austin Bazaar is so excited to be partnering with Kids in a New Groove by donating new instruments to the children in foster care that they serve. We understand how important music can be in the life of a child, which is why we support organizations like KING that are making a real impact in our community. Everyone deserves the gift of music, no matter their background, " said Larissa Williams, Austin Bazaar Web Content Editor. "In donating new instruments, Austin Bazaar is providing the bricks, but KING is building the foundation."
Austin Bazaar is a retailer of musical instruments based in Austin, Texas. Founded in 2005, Austin Bazaar is a family-owned and operated business that carries everything from band instruments and ukuleles to guitars, keyboards, and amplifiers. For additional information, visit http://www.facebook.com/
Kids in a New Groove (KING) is a 501c3 Austin based non-profit that provides private music lessons and instruments to children in the Texas foster care system. KING seeks to change the grim statistics on youth aging out of foster care, where many children eventually face homelessness or incarceration due to lack of community resources. As youth in foster care move between placements, a KING teacher moves with each child, providing a consistent and stable mentor. The KING program also helps children build life skills, accountability, goal-setting, and perseverance. Each child is encouraged to perform at concerts and recitals, and is given the chance to earn a musical instrument through dedication and hard work. For more information, visit www.kidsinanewgroove.org.