Hungry for Music Notes
October 2021
Since our May newsletter, Hungry for Music has distributed over 500 instruments, putting us over 1,000 donated so far in 2021.  It’s the earliest we have reached this milestone in our history.  We continue to see an increase in the number of instruments donated at our drop-off sites and shipped directly to our distribution center in Virginia.  Also, we continue to grow our list of sources for purchasing new instruments at cost or deeply discounted prices.
Hungry for Music just completed the busiest school request period in our history, distributing over 350 instruments to 63 schools in the U.S.
Our growth has been supported immensely by our staff and repair technicians.  
Big Thank You to Dee, Dawn, Cassie, Sam, Steve, Ben, Marc, Kelly, Colin, Joe, Jim, and Alan.  We could not do what we do without them and are very grateful for their contribution to our mighty music mission.

And, as you read further, you will see how foundations, other organizations, and even kids help us carry out our mission.
Please consider supporting Hungry for Music next month when Giving Tuesday rolls around and help us give the gift of music to more aspiring young musicians!
May you always find comfort in music,

Jeff Campbell
Hungry for Music
Hungry for Music in Action
We're grateful to Gabriel Music Society for distributing all the instruments we deliver to them annually in the Detroit area.   Here's just one of them:
" Thank you so much for giving me a trumpet to keep for my very own. I love it so much it is much nicer than my last horn. I can’t wait until my MSU Trumpet class start so I can play my trumpet with them. It is going to be so much fun. I’m really happy that you donated instruments to our school. I want to thank you all so much."
- Arieona, Detroit
“Conner and his new Ibanez! Thank you so much for gifting him a beautiful guitar. We appreciate you very much.“
- Cody Cooper
Street Outreach Specialist
Youth Services of Tulsa
“We LOVE Hungry for Music!”
- Janice Pohl, music teacher, Campus International School, Cleveland
"So excited to add these harps to our collection. They will be great for our students and will actually allow us to pass a few more out to students so they can practice at home!“
- Dr. Molly O'Roark
Harp Instructor, Urban Youth Harp Ensemble, Atlanta, GA
Keeping FedEx Busy
During one week in September, FedEx picked up over 40 boxes (most with multiple instruments) from the Hungry for Music distribution center in Mt. Jackson, VA.
It was our busiest school request period ever!  
Replacement Wheels!
The insurance company ultimately totaled our van, Vanna White, who was rear-ended on Interstate 95 in Delaware back in May.  So, we needed another van to help us with our important work.  Meet Ramona, the new Hungry for Music RAM Promaster 3500 van.
Kids Helping Kids 
Receiving emails like this brings joy. 
Dear Hungry for Music,
I played my violin and raised $100 for you.  I played yesterday at Broad Branch Market in Chevy Chase, DC.
I will put the $100 in the mail today.
Thanks for doing all the work that you do.
Age 8
Washington, DC
Awesome job, Nava!
David Byrne’s American Utopia 
We are immensely grateful to the cast and crew of David Byrne’s Broadway show,  “American Utopia”, for donating $10,000.00 to Hungry for Music and two other non-profits instead of having an opening night party.
The performances have received rave reviews and the New York Times called it “dazzling, rapturous and jubilant." Check it out
American Utopia
Rock Hall Community Day - October 24

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony returns to Cleveland this year on October 30. But things kick off on Sunday, October 24 with a big, free community party on the Rock Hall’s plaza and lobby to which everyone is invited to enjoy live local music, vendors, information from community partners and fun activities for both kids and adults. And fireworks!!! In addition, admission to the Rock Hall is free to Ohioans with a reservation.

Rock Hall Celebration Day
Donations to Hungry for Music will be accepted from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Bring a used instrument to donate and you'll be entered into a raffle to win a pair of Induction tickets.
Foundation Support Continues 
We are grateful for the recent support we have received from these foundations:
D’Addario Foundation
Lloyd Fry Foundation 
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Keep Music Alive Foundation 
Peachtree House Foundation
Audio Technica Celebrates One Million Mics Sold
To celebrate the one millionth (and counting) sale of its AT2020 microphone, Audio Technica is giving away a 24-carat gold microphone to a lucky customer and one million yen to lucky Hungry for Music!  Check out Audio Technica’s campaign here:
We greatly appreciate the support! 
Audio Technica Giveaway
George Michael Fan Club with Big Hearts
The Freedom Scholarship Fund was established in September of 2018, in memory of the late singer George Michael, to provide financial aid for talented students in the area of music or art. We were pleased to be one of their donation recipients in 2020.

Learn more about the Fund here.

Hungry for Music Decals

Hungry for Music decals are available now.  If you'd like one or a few, send a note to
Hungry for Music decals
Since becoming a non-profit 27 years ago, Hungry for Music has brought the healing quality of music to more than 16,000 children in 50 states and 32 countries through its musical instrument donation program. We appreciate everyone who has helped us along the way and could not fulfill our mission without the generosity of others.

If you are able, please donate funds, buy a t-shirt from our online store, or visit our website to find out about other ways you can support Hungry for Music.
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