Red Deer musicians, artists & entrepreneurs
We are pleased to announce the formation of GuitarZ For KidZ Red Deer, a committee of the Red Deer Arts Council, made up of civic minded individuals who are reaching out into our community to provide a needed program.
GuitarZ For KidZ Red Deer
Donate A Guitar/Instrument & Change A Life!
David Gilmore has founded GuitarZ For KidZ Red Deer in order to get used instruments into the hands of local youth and families in need.
We are accepting guitars and other hand held instruments on an ongoing basis. We will take any stringed instrument in any condition. We will take it and recondition where we can or put it to use in our Guitar Art Program. We will be pleased to accept financial contributions as well.
We are happy to meet friends with the same passion for helping. We have different programs for local volunteers and contributors.
The original Guitars For Kids was co-founded by Dan Walsh & Bob Egan, the latter of Blue Rodeo fame, in Cambridge, ON. The Red Deer program was started by David Gilmore of Gilmore Guitars and working in conjunction with both Bob Egan, now of 100 Guitars for 100 Kids, and Dan Walsh at Guitars For Kids Cambridge, and four local citizens our GuitarZ For KidZ was born.
In this short video clip, Bob Egan explains why he founded Guitars For Kids. Dave Gilmore brought this idea to several local musicians and other interested people and together we have formed Guitarz For Kidz Red Deer.
Now we come to you our friends and audience for help to bring this to fruition.
“We collect used instruments into the hands of local youth in need.”
How Can You Help?
We are looking for used guitars (acoustic, electric, bass), ukuleles, mandolins, banjos, amplifiers, miscellaneous equipment such as capos, amps, cords, tuners – whatever hand held instrument you have that you don’t need or use any more. We will put them to good use, one way or another!