Berklee School of Music Urban Service Award
Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston Community Impact Award
HOW TO DONATE
1. Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. We’ll schedule a convenient time to pick up your instrument.
3. We’ll repair and clean it at our expense.
4. We’ll help you to donate it to a child through one of our music charity partners.
WHAT WE REPAIR
Acoustic guitars, electric guitars, bass guitars, amps, and now (by popular demand) keyboards and violins as well!
HOW WE WORK
Six String Kids restores donated instruments back to “like new” condition and then works with local music-based charities to identify kids who can use them. Most donations are given directly to underserved children. Others go to support the music youth programs of community organizations. Sixstringkids.org does not accept any monetary donations. If we are unable to place a donated instrument (very rare!), we let the owner know and will arrange to return it.
Note: some items may take several weeks to repair and donate, especially if parts need to be ordered or the damage is extensive. Severely-damaged instruments may be beyond our ability to fix. In these cases, we will let you know and you have the option of: 1) having the instrument returned to you or 2) allow us to salvage the instrument for parts for future repairs. We typically fix and donate items within a couple of weeks.
We work with a variety of charities and local organizations to identify talented children who could benefit from owning their own instrument. We also help to repair some of the instruments used by these music programs. Our partners include:
- Music & Youth Initiative (Boys & Girls Club Music Clubhouses)
- Girls Rock Campaign Boston
- Rawkstars Inc.
- Hungry for Music
- Community Music Center of Boston
- Mass General Hospital Music Therapy Program
- Boston Public Schools Music Programs
WHO WE ARE
This is a project that I (Michael Hemment) launched with my kids, Mark and Sarah, in September 2017. We love to repair instruments from our home in Newton, Massachusetts. Giving guitars and other instruments a “second life” and donating them to kids in need is our small way of giving back.
Visit us on Facebook to view some recently donated items!