Donate your instrument to help music students
SCUP believes it can support all students through the gift of music.
If you no longer play your musical instrument, you have the opportunity to enable new music students to “Play it Again”.
Your gift of a musical instrument can open a door to students to shine in an area outside the traditional classroom that they might otherwise never explore. For students who can’t afford one, being able to take home an instrument gives them the chance to be part of a larger group of musicians, and a sense of identity, and develops life skills, perseverance and hard work.
What kind of musical instruments does SCUP accept?
We accept guitars, band instruments, and practically any musical instruments regardless of age or condition. We always like to know the history of the instrument and how you decided to donate it to us, so tell us your story when you donate.
**** PIANOS WANTED***** 14 Needed for the Santa Clara Adult Education! Our aim is to get 14 pianos that are recent, gently used, and can keep their tune to be used for the next 15 years. Sorry, we STILL can’t accept older pianos because they cannot be reused. Please tell us the condition of you piano, year and make when you email me. And send a photo too!
Can I receive a Tax Deduction for my donation?
Yes, SCUP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity, and all contributions are deductible under section 170 of the IRS Code. You will be given a donation form which will serve as your receipt for tax purposes.
How do I donate instruments?
Contact Peta Roberts at SCPunify@gmail.com. Call or text at (408) 394-7989. Let us know your city so we can arrange a pick up (local South Bay Area).
What happens to the instrument that I donate?
Instruments that are playable will be refurbished and sent to the music teachers, primarily in Santa Clara Unified School District, but also to other districts.
The Red Cross helped us donate at least twenty musical instruments to the school district of Santa Rosa at the end of 2017. The district was affected by the North Bay fires in late 2017, and needed instruments for their students. We donated trombones, flutes, keyboards, violins, and guitars for the students.
SCUP also works with local music shops to realize the full value of donated instruments that cannot be played where 100% of the proceeds will be used to purchase consumable items, such as reeds, and to pay for maintenance.
Here is the Director of Music at Santa Clara High School with a donated mixer. Marching band is very happy!
Here is one of our generous donors. Jon donated his guitar.
Thank you for your support