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GET INVOLVED

Three key ways you can help The Gift of Music in helping others

Donate Instruments – Donate Money – Donate Time

Donate Instruments

We know there are thousands of musical instruments gathering dust in closets and garages everywhere. When you donate an instrument to The Gift of Music Foundation, you help ensure that students or programs in need can enjoy the gift of music. And your donation is tax-deductible for the value of the instrument.

INSTRUMENTS WE GENERALLY ACCEPT:

  • All Woodwind Instruments including piccolo, flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, saxophone (any), oboe, bassoon.
  • All Symphonic or Marching Brass Instruments including trumpet, mellophone, french horn, trombone, baritone, euphonium, tuba, sousaphone.
  • All Symphonic, Acoustic, or Electric String Instruments including guitars, bass, banjo, violin, viola, cello, double bass.
  • All Symphonic or Marching Percussion including 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 WE CANNOT ACCEPT:

  • Acoustic Grand or Upright Pianos of any size or condition. However, we do have a partner organization that we recommend. CLICK HERE to access their website.
  • Home or Professional-grade Organs of any type. We can occasionally make  an exception for Hammond stage organs, depending on condition and location.
  • Bag Pipes and Accordions.
  • Any “Novelty” Instrument
  • Any Instrument that is in extremely poor condition and not able to be repaired.

GETTING INSTRUMENTS TO US:

  • If you’re in the Metro Atlanta area, you may drop off your instrument(s) or request pickup. Instruments can be dropped off at our donation center Monday–Friday from 9a–5p. We are located at 2030 Powers Ferry Rd SE, Suite 390, Atlanta, GA  30339
  • 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!
  • Ship to us, we pay charges: We are also happy to pay for shipping upon request. Select the “Will ship (Gift of Music Pays)” option. There are a number of easy pre-paid options available from UPS, FedEx, and USPS

Donate Money

A one-time or recurring gift goes directly to our programs and helps provide instruments and music education for kids ready to begin learning an instrument. 

Donate your time

We can always use extra hands for instrument cleaning and processing, pickup and delivery of donations, and many other helpful tasks. If you love music, believe in music education, and have some time to help a great cause, let us know!