Pawnbrokers Give the Gift of Music This Holiday Season

On December 6, 2014, the National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA) is celebrating Musical Instrument Gift Day, where pawnbrokers from around the country make generous donations of musical instruments to organizations in need. Learn more at

Pawn shops across the country will donate desperately needed musical instruments to deserving local schools, veterans organizations and other groups in need. Musical Instrument Gift Day is held on December 6 in celebration of National Pawnbrokers Day, which coincides with St. Nicholas Day.

Pawnbroking is as old as Santa Claus. Actually, it’s much older. St. Nicholas of Myra lived in the 4th century A.D. Pawn shops can be traced even further back in ancient history. In fact, the three bags of gold St. Nicholas gave to save a family from a life of servitude became the universal symbol for pawnbroking, three golden coins, and Ole Saint Nick is now the Patron Saint of Pawnbrokers.

Musical Instrument Gift Day began in 2009 and has since worked with esteemed organizations, including The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, Wings For Warriors
and Boys & Girls Clubs of America to bring music into the lives of those who need it most.

For more information about The National Pawnbrokers Association Musical Instrument Gift Day, please visit