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Charity Music, Inc.

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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.

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3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters



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.

Porter H.


Rating: 5

I am proud to donate to this Great Nonprofit. They take great pride in spending less than 3% on Fundraising, and less than 7% on administration.

They are very efficient and well organized. I always know that my donation is being well spent with this organization.

Ted C.


Rating: 5

I went looking for a different non-profit with a specific mission. Charity Music is the perfect non-profit to donate too. They will accept instruments and give them to aspiring musicians or they will take cash donations to outreach the community with a petting zoo to give children an experience with different kinds of instruments. They have keyboards, guitars, drums and wind instruments for the kids to play and experience. I look to volunteer this weekend at the Stars and Stripes Festival at Freedom Hill. Please come by and see us and ask us about Charity Music.

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Rating: 5

Charity Music Inc. has developed quite a niche in the community. From the beginning the organization has focused on service members and at risk youth. From the donations of instruments to develop programs for the VA hospitals Charity Music is conducting their mission ethically and compassionately. The feedback from our clients provides our organization with assurance that what we are doing is good for our clients and our community. I would like to nominate Charity Music for the Non-Profit of the Year for meeting the clients needs and making musical instruments as part of the rehabilitation program at VA hospitals.