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We know there are literally THOUSANDS of orphaned band and orchestra instruments in closets across this country.  Why not donate it to a student or program in need and give the gift of music? Plus, you get a tax donation for the value of the instrument! 

 Yes!  I have an instrument I would like to donate to The Gift of Music Foundation.

The Gift of Music Foundation’s HQ are in metro Atlanta.  We accept drop-offs at our location in Marietta, or we can work with you to have your donated instrument shipped to us. 

INSTRUMENTS THAT WE GENERALLY ACCEPT FOR DONATION:

  • All Woodwind Instruments: (piccolo, flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, saxophone (any), oboe, bassoon)
  • All Symphonic or Marching Brass Instruments: (trumpet, mellophone, french horn, trombone, baritone, euphonium, tuba, sousaphone)
  • All Symphonic, Acoustic, or Electric String Instruments: (guitar, bass, banjo, violin, viola, cello, double bass)
  • All Symphonic or Marching Percussion: (snare, bass, tenors, cymbals, drums sets, bell kits, xylophone, marimba, vibraphone, etc.)
  • Professional Level Keyboards, Electronic Pianos, Synthesizers, and Accessories: (including PA, Mixing, Recording, Amps, etc.)

INSTRUMENTS THAT WE GENERALLY CANNOT ACCEPT FOR DONATION:

  • Acoustic Grand or Upright Pianos:  Click HERE to donate through our partner organization
  • Organs: (With the exception of Hammond organs)
  • Bag Pipes and Accordions.
  • Any “Novelty” Instrument
  • Any Instrument that is in extremely poor condition and not able to be repaired.

SHIPPING YOUR INSTRUMENT TO US:

  1. Ship to us, you pay charges:  Choose any trackable method of shipping and pay the cost to ship.  Whenever possible, this helps us keep our expenses lower meaning we can help more musicians!
  2. Ship to us, we pay charges:  If you are unable to pay for shipping, we will send you a prepaid UPS or FedEx shipping label  Just indicate you would like a PP Shipping Label in the comments section.

Shipping notes:

  • Make sure that it is packaged securely and protected for shipping, especially if it doesn’t have its original case.
  • Make sure to include all accessories, mouthpieces, neck straps, cords, etc. that came with the instrument (if you have them.)
  • Ship the instrument directly to our Atlanta headquarters where it will be inspected, refurbished, cleaned, and repaired as necessary:
THE GIFT OF MUSIC FOUNDATION
995 ROSWELL ST NE | SUITE 326
MARIETTA, GA 30060

Please send the tracking information to instruments@giftofmusic.org

Once we receive the instrument, we will mail you a tax receipt so that you can deduct the full fair market value from your income taxes.

DROPPING OFF or REQUESTING PICK UP OF YOUR INSTRUMENT:

If you’re in the Metro Atlanta area, you may drop off your instrument(s) or request pickup.  We will e-mail you with the closest drop off locations or coordinate a pickup time and location if you indicate either of these options when submitting an instrument ticket above.

If you have any questions about the instrument donation process, please e-mail instruments@giftofmusic.org