2020 National Pawnbrokers Day

Each year on December 6, National Pawnbrokers Day pays tribute to a profession that provides a valuable service to their clientele. Those who are in need of cash funds and also those looking for a reasonably good deal seek the services of pawnbrokers. This year, National Pawnbroker Day on Sunday, December 6th will kick off a week chock full of activities for recognizing the important work of pawnbrokers. Each day of the week will have a theme that engages with and encourages participation from NPA members

More information is coming soon to current NPA members as well as downloadable graphics kits, press release samples, and more.



  • Sunday, December 6th
    History of Pawnbroking
  • Monday, December 7th
    Pawn Today (vendors, employees, community partners, etc.)
  • Tuesday, December 8th
    How pawnshops work
  • Wednesday, December 9th
    History of OUR shop
  • Thursday, December 10th
    Giving back: charitable giving (‘Gift Day’ events welcomed if members wish to sponsor an instrument giveaway although other events that fit their own charitable goals are also encouraged).
  • Friday-Saturday, December 11-12th
    Nationwide events—in-store sales, giveaways, media event, charity, etc.


See Ways National pawnbrokers day has been celebrated in the past

National Pawnbrokers Association Gift Day Logo

Welcome to GIFT DAY!

On December 6, 2019, the National Pawnbrokers Association will celebrate it’s 11th annual Gift Day, where pawnbrokers from around the country make generous donations to organizations in need. This year the NPA is asking pawnbrokers to donate to Operation Homefront.

Gift Day is celebrated on December 6th, which is also National Pawnbrokers Day, and coincides with St. Nicholas Day. Saint Nicholas of Myra is famed for his generosity to the poor and for his penchant for secretly leaving bags of gold coins for people in need. St. Nicholas, recognized in America as Santa Claus, was canonized as the Patron Saint of pawnbroking, and his gold coins soon became the international symbol of pawnbrokers. 

Operation Homefront

Operation Homefront’s mission is to build strong, stable and secure military families so they can thrive – not simply struggle to get by – in the communities they worked so hard to protect. Your donation will make a real difference in their lives, because 92% of Operation Homefront’s expenditures goes directly toward programs and services for these families. Give whatever you can…every little bit helps.

Donate Gently Used or New Musical Instruments.

NPA members can also donate financial support or new or gently used musical instruments to The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation. The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation donates musical instruments to under-funded schools across the country in an effort to give students the many benefits of music education, help them achieve more in school and inspire creativity and expression through playing music. Hundreds of thousands of students have benefited and thousands of instruments have been donated to 1,505 school music programs across the country.

Jordan Osborne from Insta-Cash Pawn coordinated a donation of several instruments to the East Dallas Boys and Girls Club.
Success Stories DONATE TODAY!

Share YOUR Stories

This year, the NPA is encouraging members to share their success stories of musical instrument donations and other charitable or community giving events. Please send any photos, stories or testimonials to Margie@NationalPawnbrokers.org. The NPA will publish your donations and events on GiftDay.org!

History of Gift Day

Gift Day began when a small group of pawnbrokers were wondering how they could give something back to their community over the holidays. They looked around their shops and noticed several guitars and other great musical instruments that were collecting dust. The answer seemed simple. By donating those instruments to local schools, veterans hospitals, and local charities, they were filled with the spirit of giving and Gift Day was born.

Gift Day is held on December 6th in celebration of National Pawnbrokers Day, which coincides with St. Nicholas Day. Saint Nicholas of Myra is famed for his generosity to the poor and for his penchant for secretly leaving gifts for people in need. Historians often recount how he saved a poor man’s daughters from being sold into servitude by throwing three bags of gold into the father’s window at night.

St. Nicholas, recognized in America as Santa Claus, was canonized as the Patron Saint of pawnbroking, and his three bags of gold soon became the international symbol of pawnbrokers. In this time of economic hardship, when funding and resources for our students has fallen to an all time low, a positive spirit and a generous heart will bring us together and help forge stronger relationships with the community.  With our combined efforts, we can improve the lives of America’s children. We urge you to get involved in this wonderful giving opportunity.