Musical Instrument Gift Day and The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation
Keeping Music Alive in America’s Schools.
Through musical instrument donations, The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation and Musical Instrument Gift Day are working to bolster music education for young students across the nation.
On December 6, 2012, the National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA) will sponsor its fourth annual Musical Instrument Gift Day, where pawnbrokers from around the country make generous donations of musical instruments to organizations in need.
This year, NPA is working closely with The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, a non-profit organization that donates both new and quality refurbished instruments to under- funded music programs that lack the resources to keep up with equipment loss, and accommodates students on waiting lists or who have to share instruments.
Inspired by the acclaimed motion picture Mr. Holland’s Opus, the film’s composer, Michael Kamen, started the foundation in 1996. Every year, an average of 10,000 young people across the country benefit from the foundation’s programs.
Now in its fourth year, Musical Instrument Gift Day has donated thousands of musical instruments to charity organizations supporting underprivileged
children, families, and veterans. This year, NPA members will donate instruments and financial contributions to be converted into musical instruments to support the music education efforts of The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundations’s recipient programs.