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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Instruments For Africa receives surprise donation from The D'Addario Foundation
We would like to extend our thanks to The D’Addario Foundation for their recent product donation to Instruments For Africa. The surprise donation of over seventy boxes of Rico clarinet and saxophone reeds, dozens of tubes of cork grease and several extra clarinet mouthpieces is yet another show of support from this wonderful organization and will help us to properly outfit our next round of instrument donations.
A sincere thank-you to everyone at The D’Addario Foundation for their continued support of Instruments For Africa.