Old Instruments Help Young Talents
Your instrument may be used, but are you actually using it? Break the silence and donate to a needy young student.
Date: 2/22/2013 11:00:00 AM
By: Tim Russell
Phone: (513) 556-1330
Many young students in our area have the talent and desire to participate in music. But something is missing - an instrument! Your donation could be the missing link for a needy young student.
Through the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music’s Lonely Instruments for Needy KidS
(LINKS) program, you can donate your used instruments to promising young musicians who cannot afford to rent or purchase their own. You can also support the overall program with a gift,
which will count towards your Faculty/Staff Campaign participation.
LINKS gathers instruments from the community and places them with needy children in local elementary, middle and high school bands and orchestras, as well as with students in the College-Conservatory of Music Preparatory Department. LINKS also equipped the Cincinnati Public School students who were matched with CCM students in the MelodyMates
music mentoring program. 2013 LINKS Collection Days: Saturday, March 9, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m
.Sunday, March 10, noon - 5 p.m
.Drop off location is Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Rookwood Pavilion.
Don’t worry if your instrument is not performance-ready. Buddy Roger's Music
generously donates the time to carefully restore, tune and clean each instrument. Don't have an instrument? You can still assist young musicians who need a helping hand by making a contribution to the LINKS Fund
Your financial contribution and/or donation of a musical instrument is fully tax-deductible in most cases. Best of all, you’ll be supporting a local child who will personally benefit from your gift of music.