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. 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 will be donated to Columbus City Schools’ students.
The instrument drive runs two weekends, on August 28-29 and September 4-5. There are more than 10 curb-side drop-off locations in Central Ohio. Most drives are accepting instruments from 9 am – 5 pm during the instrument drive days, but hours may vary slightly. Click here to see full list of convenient drop off locations, including Easton Town Center, Harmony Project, Music Go Round Gahanna and Bethel, WCBE, What? Productions, Vaughan Studios, Shadowbox Live, Ricart, Groove U, and Columbus Convention Center.
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. If you don’t have an music instrument to donate, monetary donations are also gratefully accepted through the GoFundMe page.
Your name will be inscribed on our website’s Hall of Heroes honor roll, and 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.
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