David Gilmore of Gilmore Guitars along with several civic minded citizens of Red Deer founded GuitarZ For KidZ Red Deer in order to get used instruments into the hands of local youth in need. Candidates will include but are not limited to persons who, by financial or other situation, cannot afford an instrument, or who have lost access to their own instruments. Donated guitars deemed suitable for repair will be refurbished by Gilmore Guitars. Other instruments will be refurbished by contributors as we need them. They are then distributed to Red Deer youth in need by GuitarZ For KidZ Red Deer.
We are accepting guitars and hand held instruments on an ongoing basis (no piano’s please!)
- Acoustic – any size or style
- Electric – any size or style
- Bass – any style
- We also accept amps, cables, cases, tuners, stands, strings
- Again, we also accept hand held instruments. No piano’s
Not all donated instruments can be used as an instrument due to their condition. As such we will be working with the local visual arts community to provide artists with instruments they can re-purpose in whatever fashion they see fit. With the artists permission we will display their works throughout our network of businesses and services and they in turn will assist in advertising our program. Eventually the art work may be sold with some of the proceeds returning to GuitarZ For KidZ Red
Charitable tax receipts for financial donations will be issued. Where instruments of above average value are donated, we have procedures to follow which may allow us to issue a tax receipt for your kindness.
We love you for that thought and yes, we will gladly accept financial
contributions to the GuitarZ For KidZ Red Deer program. If you would like to donate funds to support this program, please contact David Gilmore or Don Routley at firstname.lastname@example.org . Include “GuitarZ For KidZ Red Deer” in the ‘subject’ heading of your email.
In addition to our five member committee of committed local volunteers, Gilmore Guitars and D’Addario Canada, are our valued partners and we are always looking for more contributors!
Just makin’ music wherever we go!
You Can Help Us
Now we come to you our friends and audience for help to bring this to fruition. We are looking for used guitars (acoustic, electric, bass), ukuleles, mandolins, banjos, amplifiers, miscellaneous equipment such as capos, amps, cords, tuners – if you have hand held instruments that you don’t need or use any more, we will put to good use, one way or another!
So dig out that dusty old Stradivarius or Gibson Dove under your bed. We’ll have a look at it find it a new home for it definitely!