The purpose of this drive is to place musical instruments in the hands of our school children and to assist budget diminished schools to make positive differences in the lives of so many deserving young people.


Please help the Columbus Music Commission make this a major success for Columbus City Schools.

Learn How to Help

How to Help

 We need gently used or new instruments only, as well as amplifiers, strings, electric keyboards and other good accessories.
  • Drop-off dates: August 28-29 and September 4-5 (for additional dates see list of drop-offs)
  • Drop off at any of our fully-compliant no-contact curbside locations
  • Your name will be inscribed on our website’s Hall of Heroes honor roll
  • All donations are tax deductible
  • Use the hashtag #giftofmusic to promote on social media
  • If you don’t have an instrument, you can donate via our GoFundMe page

2021 Locations and Times TBA


 Q: Is my donation tax deductible?
A: Yes. You will receive a receipt when you donate as well as a confirmation letter after the drive is complete. If you feel your donation has a value of $500 or more, you should contact your tax advisor about IRS tax Form 8283 for non-cash donations.
Q: Will social distancing and safety be practiced?
A: Yes! Drop-offs are curbside and no-contact.
Q: Who will be the recipients of the donated instruments?
A: Columbus City Public Schools and after school programs.
Q: I don’t have any spare instruments; how can I help?
A: You can donate to our Gofundme account below! 
Q: Will you accept instruments in need of repair?
A: Instruments that require simple repairs like broken guitar strings, broken drum heads, and horns in need of new pads are fine. We also need amplifiers, reeds, saxophone and guitar straps.

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