Ongoing musical instrument drive for Columbus students

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Starting this weekend, you can donate an instrument to benefit Columbus City schools and other local youth organizations.

NBC4 is a proud sponsor of the Gift of Music instrument player, which has received 2,200 instruments since its launch in 2019.

These instruments cost a total of $250,000, giving students and children around the world the chance to try out music without fear of not being able to afford an instrument.

It also gives instruments that are no longer in use a new home.

At Saturday’s drop off, a mother whose son died donated her electric guitar in hopes it will end up in the hands of someone who will appreciate it.

“There are kids whose families don’t have the means or the money to get them the instrument, so it helps to get the instruments into the hands of those kids and they can find out if music is their passion or if it’s their group of friends to pass high school, to finish school, so it opens up the world to them, ”said Kevin Johnson, owner of the Music Go Round stores, which serve as drop-off points for the instrument player.

The drive runs until September 4. For more information on when and where instruments can be donated, click here.

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