Category Archives: Gift Day Success Stories

National Pawn Donates Over 3,500 Musical Instruments and $60,000 to NC Public Schools and Music Programs

In the spirit of Gift Day, Bob Moulton of National Pawn in Durham, North Carolina has donated over 3,500 musical instruments to more than 20 schools and a total of $60,000 in cash, since 2011. Brian Moulton who is a member of the NPA Board of Directors and son of National Pawn Founder, Bob Moulton, […]

North Little Rock Middle School Receives Donations from Braswell & Son Pawnbrokers

Douglas Braswelll of Braswell & Son Pawnbrokers in Little Rock, Arkansas with large donation check and school faculty, staff and students holding donated musical instruments.

Douglas Braswell, of Braswell & Son Pawnbrokers in Central Arkansas, donated 20 musical instruments to North Little Rock Middle School and provided a $1,000 grant earmarked for instrument refurbishment. Braswell & Son Pawnbrokers has three locations in Conway and Little Rock, Arkansas. Mr. Braswell has made a commitment to contribute to the local community, annually. “Supporting arts […]

Champion Middle School in Columbus, Ohio & Uncle Sam’s Pawn

Rep. of Champion Middle School holding a donated trumpet at Uncle Sam's Pawn Shop

Uncle Sam’s Pawn Shop in Columbus, Ohio has made a generous contribution to Champion Middle School. Read the full story here. The Columbus middle school was given at least 40 instruments free of charge. They are gifts from Uncle Sam’s Pawn Shop on Main Street in downtown Columbus. Much of the store is a music museum, and for all […]

A Heartfelt Thank You From The Mr. Hollands Opus Foundation

  Dear Ben, “The music program at Mae Hensley is growing every year. The students in band right now have been doing their best to play on some old and broken instruments. I am looking forward to putting these new instruments in the kids’ hands and seeing their faces light up when they can make […]

Lee High School in Huntsville, Alabama

Fran Bishop with band members and school faculty together at Lee High School.

The National Pawnbrokers Association and The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation Collect Instruments and Funds for Lee High School in Huntsville, Alabama! Through musical instrument donations from pawnbrokers across the country, The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation and Musical Instrument Gift Day are making music, one donation at a time. Fran Bishop, NPA Members and Lee High […]

The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation and Rowan Middle School in Jackson, MS

Kevin McDonald poses with members of Rowan Middle School during a Gift Day donation.

National Pawnbrokers Association Celebrates Musical Instrument Gift Day with help from The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation and Rowan Middle School in Jackson, MS Through musical instrument donations from pawnbrokers across the country, The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation and Musical Instrument Gift Day are making music in Jackson, MS, one donation at a time. On December […]

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.