Tuesday, September 10, 2013

MFLA's annual musical instrument drive
to begin Monday, September 30

It's almost time once again for Music for Lifelong Achievement's annual musical instrument drive, which this year will begin Monday, September 30 and continue through Sunday, October 27.

MFLA is a not-for-profit organization based at the Sheldon Concert Hall that donates used and new musical instruments to school and community music programs serving disadvantaged young people, and also raises funds for instrument repair and musical accessories. Since its inception, the organization has collected and re-distributed more than 500 instruments to music students all over the St. Louis area.

There are two ways to donate: by giving a musical instrument, or giving cash. As has been the case for the past eight years, St. Louis-area Starbucks stores once again will serve as drop-off locations for used and new musical instruments during the drive. The donated instruments then will be repaired and distributed to students who otherwise would not be able to afford an instrument. Donors get a letter documenting the value of the instrument for tax deduction purposes.

If you don’t have an instrument to donate, MFLA happily accepts cash contributions, which are used to help pay for necessary repairs of donated instruments and provide accessories such as strings, reeds and sheet music. These donations also are tax deductible. For more information or to make a donation, call The Sheldon at 314-533-9900 or visit www.supportmfla.org.

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