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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Music

Mission: Provide musical instruments to at risk, disadvantaged and homeless youth wishing to explore their hidden musical talents.

Results: Over 200 donated instruments received in various stages of disrepair. Ongoing repairs in processat our newly occupied Donation and Volunteer Center in Clinton Township, MI. Fundraising efforts continue to ensure timely repair and purchase of needed instruments.

Target demographics: cultivate the next upcoming crop of young artists

Direct beneficiaries per year: Give the Gift of Music to over 400 individuals, and 5 schools.

Geographic areas served: the Metro Detroit arae

Programs: the Musical Instrument Loan Program which provides musical instruments at no charge to individuals wishing to explore their hidden musical talents. In addition our Notes of Appreciation, Music for Our Military program provides musical instruments and live entertainment to VA Facilities nationwide.

Community Stories

63 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

Donor

Rating: 1

I heard about this organization from a news story and followed up on line. I chose to donate a very expensive trumpet, personally delivering it. When I got to their location, they took the instrument but said they did not have a receipt book so they would mail a receipt to me. I followed up several times over the last nine months, always being reassured they would send a tax receipt but I never got one. I don't know how they run the donation end of their business, but I would NEVER give them anything again. If they treat donors this poorly, I can only imagine how poorly they run the rest of their organization.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was uncertain how I was going afford my daughter's band election this year.
My children and I have had a difficult year transitioning through a divorce, losing their childhood home through a foreclosure, and stressing out in a doubled up living arrangement.
I was guided by a friend to Charity Music.
Through this organization my daughter now has an instrument to learn to love to play.
As a parent I want her to explore her creativity and not always have to denied due to the financial challenges I face.
My hope is she will find how playing an instrument will lift her spirits and soothe her mind from daily stress.
Charity Music is a tremendous blessing to the community!
Thank you!

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

In my role as a student assistance provider in an elementary school, I work with families who cannot afford the instruments their children need for school. Three years ago, Charity Music provided an instrument for one of my students during the illness and death of one of his parents. Playing his instrument was one of the few bright spots in this child's life during that extremely difficult time. I just contacted Charity Music today, and they are going to help another young person I know whose family needs assistance in obtaining an instrument for her. Music enhances the quality of our lives in so many ways! Thank you, Charity Music, for all you do!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As an art student in college, it's truly heartwarming to know that this organization is provides start up assistance to schools that do not currently have music programs. Every one that helps this organization grow is so passionate about it and the great opportunities they provide to the community. Definitely try to stop by at one of the local art fairs to check out the Instrument Petting Zoo; such a unique thing!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Charity Music is wonderful Non-Profit organization. With many families these days tightening up on their budgets it's sad to say that sometimes the children's life's may be affected. Charity Music is great way for parents to allow their children to still seek out their passions when money might not be so available. It;s nice to see people in the community still seek to help out the people not just themselves.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As more schools are omitting programs such as music and art it is wonderful to see a program like this to help the children with musical talents Not get discouraged. Those who have no funds are able to still advance in their talents with this.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This program is Fantastic. As a Teacher it is Great to see that there is a program out there that can help the unfortunate who can not afford instruments and have musical talent.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a great charity that helps a lot of kids out who want to learn how to play music but can't because of insufficient funds.I think it's awesome that some kids want to learn music,and we need more places like this to keep music alive in children.It gives them something to do that's better than what some kids are doing now a days. :)

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This charity is hands down amazing. Everyday we see kids wasting their talents because of financial issues. With charity music a child is able to seek its musical talents without being held back. When I was young I wanted to play the flute and unfortunately was not able to due to lack of funds, if a charity like this was around who knows maybe I would have went far with it. I'm beyond grateful to have been able to volunteer at such an awesome place, not only helping the organization but being able to benefit a child's life.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am happy to say that I helped a great cause. Thank you Charity Music for all that you do!