The Gift of Music Foundation is excited to announce a new partnership with the Center For Hard to Recycle Materials (CHaRM), an initiative of “Live Thrive” This is a non-profit organization who works to keep undesirable materials out of landfills and clean up areas of metro Atlanta. With the new agreement, CHaRM will donate any musical instrument it obtains through it’s efforts to the Gift of Music Foundation for refurbishing and distribution to musicians in need. Chris Monroe, Executive Director of The Gift of Music Foundation, says this is natural fit. “Our organizations work in harmony and this arrangement will help Atlanta in more than one way.” Monroe says that a number of unwanted instruments have found their way into the CHaRM system through their recycling efforts, and this gives them a positive way to put them back into the hands of worthy young people at no cost to the kids or their families. Among the items already forwarded to Gift of Music are trombones, flutes, bell kits, clarinets, and an alto saxophone.
CHaRM Executive Director Peggy Whitlow says, “Now’s that there is a place for these instruments that will benefit the community, CHaRM will actively seek instrument donations as part of their outreach.” This will include a number of major recycling drives in the City of Atlanta, as well as other efforts like door-to-door campaigns.
For more information about CHaRM and their efforts in the Atlanta area, visit www.livethrive.org