Wings for Warriors and the National Pawnbrokers Association team up to bring music and healing to the lives of combat-wounded veterans at Warrior and Family Support Center.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]