Tuesday, March 30, 2010

MFLA, The Sheldon seek
donations of musical instruments

Do you have a old or unused musical instrument sitting in your basement, garage, attic, closet or spare bedroom? If so, consider making a donation to Music For Lifelong Achievement, a local not-for-profit organization that is teaming with the Sheldon Concert Hall for a month-long drive to gather musical instruments for underprivileged students at St. Louis area schools.

To contribute, you can bring your instrument to any concert in April at the Sheldon, or drop it off there during normal business hours (9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday). All donors will receive a coupon for a free beignet from Café Ventana, and MFLA provides a "thank you" letter that serves as a tax deduction receipt for the value of the donation.

Over the past eight years, MFLA instrument drives have collected hundreds of instruments, which have been recycled to St. Louis City and County school districts and community music programs.

If you don’t have an instrument to donate, MFLA also welcomes financial contributions to help pay for necessary repairs to donated instruments and for accessories such as strings, reeds and sheet music. For more information or to make a donation, call the Sheldon at 314-533-9900 or visit www.supportmfla.org.

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