Tuesday, August 17, 2010

MFLA seeks donations
of musical instruments

Once again this fall, Music for Lifelong Achievement (MFLA) will be seeking donations of musical instruments for its annual drive, which will take place from September 10 through October 15.

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. MFLA also raises funds for instrument repair and musical accessories.

For this year's drive, St. Louis-area Starbucks stores will serve as drop-off locations for used and new musical instruments. 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, as well as a coupon for a free Starbucks beverage.

If you don’t have an instrument to donate, MFLA also accepts cash donations, which are used to help pay for necessary repairs of donated instruments, as well as 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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