CONGRADULATIONS

TO

FRANK TRIONFO

of Long Island, N.Y.

our most recent

selection for

OUTSTANDING

PERSON

RECOGNITION

Periodically, we run across

people who make extra

efforts to help people and

whose compassion and

concern for others is

just such that we have

to give recognition.

 

Foir

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

 

 

Welcome to

Instruments for the youth was originally started as a non-profit in the State of Florida in 2004 by Michael Malott.  IFTY works to arrange for celebrity visits to children's hospitals.  The charity does not receive any financial donations, and none of our staff or associates receives any financial compensation and all work is done strictly on a volunteer basis.  Any promotional materials given to our charity for our annual free auto show and other events are either awarded as door prizes at our events or given away to attendees or children. 

We have received the support of over 100 top name celebrity personalities and leading companies. 

We are also now making it a priority and will be working to create a committee that will aggressively work to fight for tougher child abuse laws and more severe punishment for those convicted of crimes against children.  Our work will include petition drives, public speeches, distribution of literature and event attendance and more.  We are working to build a law referral library and engage members of the legal profession who may be interested in helping us with this fight. 

      Our efforts along with our director's Tosh Foundation project and Tribute Album (also a charitable cause) had been featured by over 200 publications worldwide including CNN Headline News, ABC World News, USA Today, Rolling Stone, and several times by MTV and VH1.  Over 500 publications worldwide have featured the charities efforts.

     Instruments for the Youth's efforts had been praised by Nelson Mandela, The Prime Minister of Canada and the Prime Minister of Trinidad.

 

      Instruments for the Youth originally was started with the sole mission to provide free musical instruments and music lessons to underprivileged and impoverished children. 

      However, our organization had extended its efforts to include arranging celebrity visits to children's hospitals and also providing school books, supplies, toys, and clothing to underprivileged children and families.    Plans are also being considered for a future one week camp for needy children featuring celebrities as camp counselors.

 

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HATS OFF

to two supporters of our charity

KISS

& SILVERTONE

Paul Stanley of KISS, in conjunction with Silvertone guitars (both supporters of our charity) donated an autographed Silvertone "Apocalypse" model guitar for David Dingman, who is a child currently in remission from cancer.

As a huge fan of KISS, Dingman was genuinely surprised when the band showed up on the Ellen DeGeneres show, to present him with this one of a kind autographed guitar.

"We are all capable in our own way of making such a difference for those in need or less fortunate than us." Paul Stanley states, "We should all remember, it takes so little to do so much for so many".

THANK YOU KISS AND SILVERTONE !

 

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      LOOK WHO

SUPPORTS OUR EFFORTS

- OUR SUPPORTERS INCLUDE -

KEITH RICHARDS                         BILLY JOEL

PAUL STANLEY (KISS)                CHRISTINA AGUILERA

NO DOUBT                                     THE TONIGHT SHOW

MICHELLE BRANCH                     GLADYS KNIGHT

THIRD EYE BLIND                         CHRISSIE HYNDES

BUSH                                              C.F. MARTIN GUITARS

ACCESS HOLLYWOOD                  JOHNNY WINTER

POLLSTAR                                     AHEAD DRUMSTICKS

CHARLIE DANIELS                        MUSICIANS FRIEND

NELSON MANDELA                       PAUL ANKA

SHURE U.S.                                   BEHRINGER

PEAVEY                                         SILVERTONE

ERNIE BALL                                  SIT STRINGS

BACKSTREET BOYS                     WYNONNA

JIMMY BUFFETT                          JOHN KAY (STEPPENWOLF)

JOSE CARRERAS                          TOM JONES

VINCE GILL                                    AMY GRANT

JAZZIZ MAGAZINE                       SEAL

QUINCY JONES                             CRYSTAL GAYLE

TONY IOMMI                                  LES CLAYPOOL

CONQUEST CABLES                    PICKWORLD

CLIVE BARKER                             RALPH TOWNER

JEAN CHRE'TIEN                         BRUCE KULICK

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS       CD BABY

MID EAST MFG.                            ALBUM NETWORK

JIMMY McGRIFF                         GREYHOUSE PUBLISHING

VELVET REVOLVER                   JOHN TESH

J. MASCIS                                   HARVARD UNIVERSITY

BUDDY RICE                                DANICA PATRICK

MINARDI F1 RACING                   PENSKE RACING

RICHARD PETTY                          ALEX JOB RACING

ROUSH RACING                            AMERICAN LE MANS SERIES

PANOZ MOTORSPORTS              SAM HORNISH JR.

GIANCARLO FISICHELLA            TEAM RAHAL

NASCAR                                         ROAD ATLANTA

HAGERTY INSURANCE                 MECHANIX WEAR

JOHNNY O'CONNELL                   TEAM BUCKNUM RACING

F1 MARKETING                             SPEEDGEAR.COM

TS RACING                                    CLASSIC MOTORSPORTS

MASSEY AUTOMOTIVE                GREG BIFFLE

MICHAEL WALTRIP                       RAHAL/LETTERMAN RACING

MARK MARTIN                               MATT KENSETH

SAUBER MOTORSPORT               CORVETTE RACING

FELIPE MASSA                              RYAN NEWMAN

RUSTY WALLACE                          HELIO CASTRONEVES

ACEMCO MOTORSPORTS             TERRY BORCHELLER

LANIER NAT'L SPEEDWAY            ATLANTA DRAGWAY

SENOIA SPEEDWAY                       FERNANDEZ RACING

RYAN HUNTER-REAY                     HERDEZ COMPETITION

FLASHBACK MOTORWORKS         McMICHAEL MOTORSPORT

SPORTS CAR MARKET                   SHELTERWORKZ

AUTO EVENTS MAGAZINE            OPM AUTOSPORTS

GEORGIA ROAD RACERS               SUPER1 RV

CHUCK BECK MOTORSPORTS     STAR TIME ENT.

BBS                                                   L&T MFG.

MICHELIN                                         GMP 

WD-40                                                CRANE CAMS

KERRY EARNHARDT                        KENNY WALLACE

THIERRY BOUTSEN                         DALE EARNHARDT INC

FIRESTONE                                       EDELBROCK

JUAN PABLO MONTOYA                  AUTOZONE

CARRERA TOYS                                AUTO METER

WORLD CLASS MOTORING             MICHAEL ANDRETTI

HEMELGARN RACING                      PAUL DANA

MISHAEL ABBOTT                           JIMMY KITE

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IFTY Founder and Director, Michael Malott's, 4-year-old autistic son has successfully released his first major children's book.  The book features the Harvard University football team and coaching staff and chronicles the boy's experience as the team's water boy last year.  Zach's dad, a law school graduate, has been working as a tutor in law studies for many Harvard law students.  The books release made national news, and the book is available at finer book stores everywhere, including Barnes & Noble, Border's, or order directly through Amazon.com

Zachary has also been featured in the news for his remarkable painting ability.  Often compared by experts and critics alike to American abstract artist, Jackson Pollock.

 

CLICK HERE for more information on Zachary Malott's children's book and paintings.

 

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Instruments for the Youth

will be getting further involved in combating child abuse

and protecting children's rights, and will be launching a new

division devoted exclusively to this cause and involved in making

new laws to protect children. 

If you are interested in being involved in this work,

please contact us

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We need more celebrities to visit Children's Hospitals

in a variety of cities

please email

us if interested in helping to make a

difference for a bunch of wonderful children

 

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OUR GRAMMY AWARD WINNING RELEASE FEATURING

Andy Summers of The Police

Craig Chaquico of Jefferson Starship

Alex Skolnick of Testament

Mark Egan of The Pat Metheny Group

Poncho Sanchez

Gumbi Ortiz of Miles Davis

Ernie Watts of Rolling Stone's fame

and others

 

AND VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO

 

SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION RELEASE

 

Congrads to Pat Martino for winning a Grammy Award for the song featured on our compilation CD

"Impressions In Jazz Major"

GRAMMY AWARD WINNER FOR

"Best Jazz Instrumental"

 

 

THE ONLY CD OWNED

BY EVERY MEMBER OF THE

2008 HARVARD FOOTBALL TEAM

 

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ATLANTA CLASSIC & EXOTIC AUTO SHOW

This event was held to promote IFTY and was held April 2nd & 3rd and

overall was a huge success.

Our event featured all types of vehicles including a whole area devoted specifically

to racing.  Vehicles of interest included a James Bond movie car, land speed

record vehicle and much more.

PANOZ FOUNDER, DAN PANOZ (Left) being awarded with our

"Man of the Year Award" by Director, Reverend Michael Malott

We'd like to thank all our special guests and those who participated in these first two events and we look forward to seeing you again in the future

 

DANIEL PANOZ                              PANOZ AUTO DEVELOPMENT

AMERICAN LE MANS SERIES       MICHELIN

PANOZ MOTORSPORTS                ROAD ATLANTA

HAGERTY INSURANCE                 MECHANIX WEAR

JOHNNY O'CONNELL                    TEAM BUCKNUM RACING

F1 MARKETING                               SPEEDGEAR.COM

CLASSIC MOTORSPORTS              McMICHAEL MOTORSPORT

CORVETTE RACING                        SUPER1 RV

TERRY BORCHELLER                     PANOZ RACING SCHOOL

LANIER NAT'L SPEEDWAY             ATLANTADRAGWAY

SENOIA SPEEDWAY                        SHELTERWORKZ

FLASHBACK MOTORWORKS        OPM AUTOSPORTS

SPORTS CAR MARKET                   BBS              

AUTO EVENTS MAGAZINE             CRANE CAMS

GEORGIA ROAD RACERS               GMP  

CHUCK BECK MOTORSPORTS      WD-40

ROAD ATLANTA                              MOTO GUZZI / APRILLA

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YOUR OLD INSTRUMENTS CAN CHANGE

A CHILD'S LIFE

Do you have an old musical instrument sitting around and collecting dust? Taking up space in your attic? Crammed away in your garage?

Instruments for the Youth can turn your old instruments into refurbished dreams for underprivileged children. If you have an instrument you would like to donate, contact us and we'll still put it in the hands of a needy child.

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Do you know an underprivileged child, who you feel could benefit from our efforts? If so, please contact us and let us know.

email us

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To Contact Instruments for the Youth Directly

click here

 

 

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