Yes, I will take your instrument if you don't want it. Or you can donate instruments to other highly worthy causes. See the list below.
Donations of instruments to Oriscus Musical Instrument Information will be used to further research and support the resources on this web site. If you are interested in making a donation to Musical Instrument Information, please contact me via our general comment form.
If you wish to make a tax deductible donation, most of these organizations accept traditional band and orchestra instruments to refurbish and provide to school children. Contact the organization to determine if what you have is appropriate.
Appalshop is a multi-disciplinary arts and education center producing original films, video, theater, music and spoken-word recordings, radio, photography, multimedia, and books in the heart of Appalachia. They also welcome donations of musical instruments and supplies for their Traditional Music Program. Contact the Traditional Music Program at Appalshop.
The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation supports music education and its many benefits through the donation of new and refurbished musical instruments to underserved school and community music programs and individual students nationwide.
VH1 Save the Music Foundation provides instruments for needy school children across the nation and advocates for music education in the schools. They do not normally accept donations of instruments, but if you're looking for a place to put your money, this is an excellent cause with a good track record of making a difference in education.
The International Trumpet Guild has a program to provide trumpets to needy students.
Do a Google search with the terms "musical instrument donation " plus your city or state to find programs in your area.
Music in Schools Today is an organization that recycles musical instruments through its Adopt-an-Instrument program for use by school children in the San Francisco Bay area.
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