A Decade of Giving

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The National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA) celebrated the 10th anniversary of its Gift Day donation drive on December 6, 2018. The annual event partners NPA members with charitable organizations providing musical instruments to veterans, underprivileged youth, and struggling school band programs. This year’s event marks a decade of pawnbrokers donating musical instruments and cash, or performing community outreach on behalf of …

Douglas Braswelll of Braswell & Son Pawnbrokers in Little Rock, Arkansas with large donation check and school faculty, staff and students holding donated musical instruments.

North Little Rock Middle School Receives Donations from Braswell & Son Pawnbrokers

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Douglas Braswell, of Braswell & Son Pawnbrokers in Central Arkansas, donated 20 musical instruments to North Little Rock Middle School and provided a $1,000 grant earmarked for instrument refurbishment. Braswell & Son Pawnbrokers has three locations in Conway and Little Rock, Arkansas. Mr. Braswell has made a commitment to contribute to the local community, annually. “Supporting arts education in our public schools …

Rep. of Champion Middle School holding a donated trumpet at Uncle Sam's Pawn Shop

Champion Middle School in Columbus, Ohio & Uncle Sam’s Pawn

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Uncle Sam’s Pawn Shop in Columbus, Ohio has made a generous contribution to Champion Middle School. Read the full story here. The Columbus middle school was given at least 40 instruments free of charge. They are gifts from Uncle Sam’s Pawn Shop on Main Street in downtown Columbus. Much of the store is a music museum, and for all the instruments you see on …

Fran Bishop with band members and school faculty together at Lee High School.

Lee High School in Huntsville, Alabama

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The National Pawnbrokers Association and The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation Collect Instruments and Funds for Lee High School in Huntsville, Alabama! Through musical instrument donations from pawnbrokers across the country, The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation and Musical Instrument Gift Day are making music, one donation at a time. Fran Bishop, NPA Members and Lee High School Band and Faculty in …

Kevin McDonald poses with members of Rowan Middle School during a Gift Day donation.

The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation and Rowan Middle School in Jackson, MS

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National Pawnbrokers Association Celebrates Musical Instrument Gift Day with help from The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation and Rowan Middle School in Jackson, MS Through musical instrument donations from pawnbrokers across the country, The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation and Musical Instrument Gift Day are making music in Jackson, MS, one donation at a time. On December 6, 2012, the National Pawnbrokers …

Governor Sonny Perdue poses with band students who have just received new musical instruments during a Gift Day donation.

Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue Declares December 6th Pawnbrokers Day

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On December 1, Governor Sonny Perdue met with pawnbrokers from around the state to take part in the National Pawnbrokers Association’s Musical Instrument Gift Day. At least 8 Georgia pawn shop owners pledged over 70 instruments to donate to the Charles R. Drew Charter School. Governor Perdue selected the school at an event in his office with students, faculty and …

Lou Tansky poses with veterans at the Louis Stokes Medical center. The Veterans hold guitars and other instruments that will be used for music therapy sessions.

Louis Stokes VA Medical Center

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On December 4th Lou Tansky, President of the Ohio Pawnbrokers Association and owner of Uncle Ben’s Pawn Shop in Cleveland, worked with pawn shops from across the state to donate a collection of musical instruments to the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center’s music therapy program. The program uses music to address emotional and psychological needs of veterans, while assisting in …