Pappy’s Song to Students

Pappy Clarke from Pappy’s Pawn in Knoxville, TN was recently featured on his local TV News Station as a Gift Day donor. In addition to making a generous donation to local schools, Pappy wrote this touching song, and it is with his permission that we post it below: Let me tell the story- I can […]

Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue Declares December 6th Pawnbrokers Day

Governor Sonny Perdue poses with band students who have just received new musical instruments during a Gift Day donation.

On December 1, Governor Sonny Perdue met with pawnbrokers from around the state to take part in the National Pawnbrokers Association’s Musical Instrument Gift Day. At least 8 Georgia pawn shop owners pledged over 70 instruments to donate to the Charles R. Drew Charter School. Governor Perdue selected the school at an event in his […]

Louis Stokes VA Medical Center

Lou Tansky poses with veterans at the Louis Stokes Medical center. The Veterans hold guitars and other instruments that will be used for music therapy sessions.

On December 4th Lou Tansky, President of the Ohio Pawnbrokers Association and owner of Uncle Ben’s Pawn Shop in Cleveland, worked with pawn shops from across the state to donate a collection of musical instruments to the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center’s music therapy program. The program uses music to address emotional and psychological needs […]

Longview TX Boys & Girls Club

Ken Prine from Insta-Cash Pawn poses with staff and young members of the Longview Texas Boys & Girls Club. The children hold various band instruments.

Ken Prine from Insta-Cash Pawn organized pawnbrokers in East Dallas to Donate musical instruments to the Longview Boys and Girls Club. Robert Nash the club’s director was on hand to accept the instruments along with children from the program.


Pawn Shops Team Up for Musical Instrument Gift Day today Pawn shops in 17 states across the country are joining forces this holiday season to provide underprivileged children with hundreds of musical instruments. The National Pawnbrokers Association, who is sponsoring the event, has christened the effort Musical Instrument Gift Day, and the program is designed […]

Local pawn shop gives gift of music for Christmas

Written by LaSaundra Brown Jim Clarke, better known as “Pappy” of Pappy’s Pawn Shop, keeps his place rocking with guitars, flutes, violins, and trumpets. His pawn shop looks a lot like a music store. It’s filled with all types of instruments. If you look around, it’s obvious Pappy has a passion for music. For him, […]

A Gift Of Musical Proportions To The School For The Deaf And The Blind

By: Mary Lu Saylor Published: December 08, 2009 A symphonic surprise for students at the South Carolina School For The Deaf And The Blind. Monday the students received new and gently used instruments thanks to the Downtown Spartanburg Lions Club and the National Pawnbrokers Association. The school received everything from flutes to drums. The school […]

Carolina Spotlight: Pawnbrokers give gift of music

Posted: 12.08.2009 at 5:04 PM The halls are alive with the sound of music or they soon will be now that the students at the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind got their long-awaited wish! Students were granted the gift of music on Monday. The surprise gifts were provided by Myrtle Beach-area […]

SCSDB might start a band with these gifts

By LYNNE P. SHACKLEFORD Published: Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 3:15 a.m. The S.C. School for the Deaf and the Blind will be a happier and much noisier place because of a generous gift from the S.C. Pawnbrokers Association and the Lions Club. Students and staff members of the school were surprised Monday afternoon with […]

Music students get their hardware for a song

Filed by Lisa Roberson December 7th, 2009 ELYRIA — Inside a back room at Steve Smith’s North Ridge Road business, Park and Pawn, musical instruments are sometimes easy to find. They are there because down-on-their-luck customers trade them in for cash, or parents of children long removed from the school band want to clear out […]

Michiana pawn shop gives guitars away

Posted: Dec 04, 2009 4:37 PM A Michiana pawn shop’s generosity is music to the ears of some local children. South Bend’s Worldwide Jewelry and Pawn joined pawn shops all over America for Musical Instrument Gift Day. The store gave six guitars out to Michiana children on Friday. The shop’s owner says it feels good […]

Local pawnbrokers donate instruments to SB Boys and Girls Club

Posted: 4:27 PM Dec 4, 2009 A group of local pawn shops are adding some music to the Boys and Girls Club of South Bend. As part of a nationwide campaign, Tom Howard of Worldwide Jewelry and Pawn donated band instruments to the Boys and Girls Club so more kids will have the chance to […]