Do you have music instruments collecting dust around your house or garage that have been abandoned by your kids (or you)? Clear out your space and donate instruments to give the gift of music.
MusicColumbus, formerly The Columbus Music Commission, is hosting a Gift of Music student instrument drive to collect unused, forgotten instruments left in peoples garages, attics and basements. The donated instruments are donated to Columbus City Schools’ students.
The instrument drive runs August 26th-September 3rd, 2023. There are 11 drop-off locations in Central Ohio with various hours and days available for drop-off.
Click here to see full list of convenient drop off locations, including School of Rock, Music Go Round Gahanna and Bethel, WCBE, Vaughan Studios, Shadowbox Live, and more.
How to donate music instruments
Drop off gently used or new instruments only, as well as amplifiers, strings, electric keyboards and other good accessories. Instruments that need minor, inexpensive repairs are accepted.
Monetary donations are also gratefully accepted through the GoFundMe page. Your name will be inscribed on the website’s Hall of Heroes honor roll. All donations are tax deductible.
If your child participated in a music program or band, and have since given it up or upgraded, this is a great chance to get rid of the clutter and help a child that may not have access to instruments.
Having access to music equipment encourages intellectual and emotional development in children – something especially important during this time of uncertainty.
Share this drive with friends, family, band booster groups and more using hashtag #GiftofMusic.