Instrument Donations

students with donated instrumentsDo you have a musical instrument you’d like to donate? Do you want us to pick it up at your home or office?

Want the instruments to go to a wonderful cause — to New York City schoolchildren in underprivileged neighborhoods?

Are your instruments in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Riverdale, or lower Westchester?

If so, we’ll arrange a pickup of your donated instruments and place them in low-income New York City public schools and in the hands of the children we serve.

MusiCan, founded in 2009, is a nonprofit that provides music programs to children in underprivileged neighborhoods in New York City’s public schools. We are a 501(c)3 charity and can provide a receipt for your donated items.

Instruments We Need

Guitars, electric keyboards or digital pianos, bass guitars, drum sets, drum pads and small drums. Amplifiers. Horns (trumpet, saxophone, trombone, flute, oboe, clarinet);

Strings (violin, viola, cello, ukulele, string bass);

DJ equipment: mixers, controllers and interfaces, turntables, vinyl, microphones, speakers, and mike stands.

For our music programs, we’re in need of late-model computer equipment (both Mac and Windows) for Garage Band instruction. Laptops and desktops both.

If you have something unusual, like an accordion, just ask. If we can find a home for it with the kids, we will.

Instruments We Don’t Need

Acoustic pianos and organs.

How It Works

To proceed, fill out the contact form below. We respond within 2 to 4 hours, seven days a week. Pickups can be arranged within a short time frame. We have both Manhattan and Brooklyn drop-off locations as well. You may also call or text MusiCan board member Joe Berger at 646-320-3131.

Donation Receipt

As a 501(c)3 organization, we can provide you with a donation receipt and/or a current Form 990. Just ask.

Make Instrument Donation

Students are our priority at MusiCan

What Sets MusiCan Apart

We encourage you to get involved any way you can, whether you donate your money, time, or share our cause on social media. Even the smallest service can make a lasting difference. With your generosity, we can continue to inspire children through music.

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