On Thursday, November 2, the D’Addario Foundation will host an instrument collection event at its headquarters in Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, from 1 P.M. to 4 P.M. The foundation is partnering with Hungry For Music, Todd Rundgren’s Spirit Of Harmony, Instruments In The Cloud, and Lyft in accepting donations of gently used instruments.
Hungry for Music’s “Big Bertha” RV will be on full display in the front parking lot on Smith Street, and volunteers will be there to accept donations. In addition, Lyft brand ambassadors will be in attendance giving away swag and supporting efforts. For every new Lyft passenger who takes their first ride using the code IMACHAMPION, Lyft will donate $5 to the D’Addario Foundation.
The D’Addario Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose primary mission is to support robust community-based not-for-profit programs bringing quality music education to underserved areas.
“We have seen a significant uptick in requests for instruments from the many music programs that apply for Foundation support,” says Suzanne D’Addario Brouder, Executive Director of the D’Addario Foundation. “We are determined to fulfill the needs of these programs as completely as possible to ensure that kids are not being turned away for lack of resources. By collaborating with amazing organizations like Hungry for Music, Spirit of Harmony Foundation, and Instruments in the Cloud, we maximize our collective goal of making it possible for more children to have access to transformative music education.”
On a biannual basis, the D’Addario Foundation screens and vets hundreds of not-for-profit and school music programs applying for monetary and product support. The foundation believes strongly in supporting grassroots community efforts in areas of great need where immersive music education becomes a powerful tool for positive social change. Many of the music programs supported by D’Addario have helped participating students to achieve positive academic and social outcomes, especially those who are most at-risk and in need of a safe and nurturing community to express themselves.
The D’Addario headquarters is located at 595 Smith Street, Farmingdale, NY 11735.
For further information, visit www.daddariofoundation.org/about/donate.