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The Gift of Music instrument drive

Give The Gift of Music Student Instrument Drive - an Initiative of the Columbus Music Commission

WOSU is partnering with the Columbus Music Commission to help promote the Gift of Music instrument drive to collect unused, new or gently used musical instruments and equipment for Columbus City Schools’ students.

The campaign also ensures students’ access to music education and development. New or gently used musical instruments, amplifiers, strings, electric keyboards and accessories will all be gladly accepted.

Instruments can be dropped off at 10 locations around Columbus on weekdays and two locations on the weekend.

The Gift of Music FAQ
Q: Is my donation tax deductible?
A: Yes. You will receive IRS Form 8283 which you can submit with your 2020 tax filing to the IRS for a tax deduction.

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 make a monetary donation by going to the GoFundMe page!

Q: Will you accept instruments in need of repair?
A: Instruments that require simple repairs like broken guitar strings, broken drumheads, and horns in need of new pads are fine. We also need amplifiers, reeds, saxophone and guitar straps.