Instruments For Africa is coming to Kingston!
We are seeking used musical instruments and accessories for our next shipment to Africa where the cleaned and serviced instruments will be donated to schools and community centres in need, and we are looking to Kingston residents for help.
If you live in Kingston and have a musical instrument you’d like to donate please get in touch with us here.
Since 2012 Instruments For Africa has been asking Ottawa residents to comb their attics and basements for used trumpets, guitars, violins, keyboards, recorders and virtually any other instrument they might be willing to donate.
“The response we have received in Ottawa has been overwhelming and we’re hoping Kingston will be just as generous,” said IFA founder Snelgrove. “In the last four years we’ve been able to deliver hundreds of instruments and thousands of music books to almost two dozen schools in three countries, but there is still so much need.”
While Instruments For Africa plans to make the Kingston instrument drive an ongoing effort Snelgrove is hoping for an initial surge of instruments that can be prepped in time to be included in their next shipment, scheduled to depart this summer.
“It takes a while to get everything serviced and shipment-ready,” he said. “Plus it takes about three months for the load to cross the ocean so if I want to be delivering instruments before Christmas the time to start is now.”
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Sennheiser Sponsors Instruments For Africa
Instruments For Africa would like to extend its appreciation to our most recent sponsor, Sennheiser Electronic GmbH & Co.
The generous financial donation we received from the German maker of high quality microphones, headphones, speakers and other musical electronics will significantly expand the size and scope of our next shipment of musical instruments and accessories to Africa. The impact this donation will have on countless students, parents and teachers truly is immeasurable.