Music is Art collects new and gently used musical instruments which will be cleaned and refurbished then donated to area schools based on need. Instruments are given a new life while students are given the opportunity to explore the world of music.
What we need:
Virtually any musical instrument in good playing condition. (Please note while we are able to accept donations of pianos or organs, the donor must be willing to store the instrument until we are able to locate a match, and then arrange for delivery of the instrument.) Donors may designate a specific school to receive their instrument if they so choose.
Financial donations are just as important as instrument donations because all instruments that we collect require cleaning and in many cases, repair. Both types of donations are tax-deductible.
Collection bins & Donation forms:
Music is Art is able to loan large donation bins to those wishing to hold an instrument drive. We will also provide donation forms that must be completed for each instrument being donated.
After instruments have been collected, a representative of Music is Art will pick up the donations or arrangements may be made to drop off at the Music is Art offices.
Where your instruments go:
Instruments collected for donation are first assessed by a professional to ensure they are in optimal playing condition. Instruments are cleaned and repaired, if needed, and then returned to Music is Art where they become part of our instrument inventory. We will then match instruments with schools that have submitted an application and are in the greatest need at that time.
All instrument and financial donations are tax deductible. In order for us to issue a letter to donors for tax purposes, they must provide their name, address and phone number on the donation form.
Have an instrument to donate?
Contact us at 716-880-3377 to arrange for drop off or pick up.
If you are a teacher or administrator in need of instruments for your school, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.