National Pawnbrokers Day, December 6, is right around the corner, so it’s time to get ready for Musical Instrument Gift Day!
On December 6, 2015, the National Pawnbrokers Association is celebrating its seventh annual Musical Instrument Gift Day, where pawnbrokers from around the country make generous donations of musical instruments to organizations in need. Last year, Gift Day worked with The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation to donate funds and new and gently used musical instruments to students at the Mae Hensley Junior High in Ceres, CA. Learn more at GiftDay.org.
This year, the NPA is encouraging members to share their success stories of musical instrument donations and other charitable or community giving events. Please send any photos, stories or testimonials to Margie@NationalPawnbrokers.org. The NPA will publish your donations and events on GiftDay.org. The NPA will publish your donations and events on GiftDay.org! Sharing your stories with the NPA will help spread the word about the positive relationships that pawnbrokers have with their communities.
NPA members can also donate financial support or new or gently used musical instruments to The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation. The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation donates musical instruments to under-funded schools across the country in an effort to give students the many benefits of music education, help them achieve more in school and inspire creativity and expression through playing music. Hundreds of thousands of students have benefited and thousands of instruments have been donated to 1,356 school music programs across the country. For more information visit www.mhopus.org.
- Share your success stories with the NPA to be published on GiftDay.org
- Make financial donations or ship high-quality, new or pre-owned musical instruments directly to the NPA’s official musical instrument charity, The Mr. Hollands Opus Foundation.
December 6th is also National Pawnbrokers Day, which coincides with St. Nicholas Day. Saint Nicholas of Myra is famed for his generosity to the poor and for his penchant for secretly leaving gifts for people in need. St. Nicholas, recognized in America as Santa Claus, was canonized as the Patron Saint of pawnbroking, and his three bags of gold soon became the international symbol of pawnbrokers.
Now in its seventh year, Gift Day has helped members of the National Pawnbrokers Association donate thousands of musical instruments to charity organizations supporting underprivileged children, families, and veterans.