Winter into Spring Newsletter
March 2019

It’s been very busy at Hungry for Music since our last communication in December. Hungry for Music finished 2018 with 1,013 music instrument donations, the second

consecutive year that over 1,000 were distributed.  We increased the number of school and after-school programs that we support, and continued to support social workers who

have clients who can benefit from having their own music instrument. Hungry for Music also increased the number of countries we have donated to 30 in our history, by adding five.


Once again, I have delayed sending out a newsletter and we have accumulated enough material for at least two.   Here’s the first, with the second soon to follow, that will include some exciting news about Hungry for Music happenings in 2019, our 25th year!


Peace and harmony through music,


Jeff Campbell
Hungry for Music

The Magic Music Harp Makes it to LA!!

In case you missed it,  here’s the link to the story.

The harp made it to the Young Musicians Foundation In Los Angeles.


"We cannot express enough our gratitude for the beautiful pedal harp given to us from such an incredible donor. We had been looking for a pedal harp for more than a couple years and thanks to you, your time, energy and faith, the luck of connecting with such a remarkable donor to give this unbelievable gift to YMF means more than we can say.

Our harp scholarship student (Melissa) in particular was over the moon to see the harp in person and to finally play on a pedal harp after years of patience was such a thrill. She can finally play in all 12 keys and perform more challenging repertoire, which she is very excited about embarking on this year. This gift will not only transform Melissa's life but will also impact future harp students that come through our program.


We are so grateful to have connected with Hungry for Music and thank you for making the joy of music possible and to help us make one of our dreams come true. YMF is very fortunate to have Hungry for Music within our family and will definitely send updates about our program and our students as they continue their musical growth.


Please enjoy the attached photo of Melissa, our harp scholarship student and her teacher, Liza.


With deep appreciation,


The YMF Team


Lauren Wasynczuk

Young Musicians Foundation

Los Angeles, CA


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Platinum Rating!

We are happy to have earned a platinum rating from Guidestar!


Guidestar’s mission is to revolutionize philanthropy by providing information that advances transparency, enables users to make better decisions, and encourages charitable giving.


Much appreciation to our bookkeeper, Holly Miller, and accountant, Matt Tapson, for helping make this happen!

Support Us with Shoudout

Hungry For Music is joining forces with Shoudout (@shoudoutapp) and Jason Ji, a rising artist and guitar prodigy currently studying at Berklee School of Music.

Shoudout is an innovative social music platform that integrates social media with your Spotify playlist via its sister app Shoudify. 

 For each “shoudout" that is recorded and dropped into Jason's Crowd "Jason Ji Fans," Shoudout will donate $1 to Hungry For Music! 


Using your voice today will help create an opportunity for underserved youth with a hunger to play music.

To download (free from the @AppStore) and join the “Jason Ji Fans” Crowd, go to:

The Hoot is a wonderful little festival held twice a year (winter & summer) at the Ashokan Center in Olivebridge, NY. Hungry for Music sponsors The Hoot and host the ever popular instrument petting zoo.   The festival is a testament to the power of community and music. We are grateful to The Ashokan Center for collecting music instruments for us year-round and supporting our outreach.

Please check them out!

Imperial Music Lends a Hand

The Imperial Guitar staff
(L to R)  Joe, Sierra, Bill (owner)

For over 42 years, Bill Imperial and his staff have been dedicated to serving the musical community. Specializing in new, used, and vintage instruments, Imperial Guitar & Soundworks is your one-stop-shop for sales, repairs, and rentals.

We are grateful they have offered material and logistical assistance to Hungry For Music since 2015.

EarToTheGround Music is dedicated to connecting emerging artists with great new fans and helping fans find exciting new music.  The site provides reviews, interviews, and feature articles on emerging artists primarily in the folk, indie rock, and roots genres. 

Reverb Gives!

Thank you to Reverb Gives for this shout out for Hungry for Music!

Reverb Gives provides us with Reverb Bucks that enable HFM to purchase instruments for individuals and programs.

Also, Reverb gives Hungry for Music a platform to sell instruments and use the proceeds to purchase instruments and 

equipment from their website.

Service projects are instrumental in the success of  Hungry for Music’s outreach.


We are grateful for the effort by Teddy Price for his eagle scout service project.   He is pictured here, with his dad Winston, next to some of the instruments he collected.

"My sister and I recently did a trip to Ghana, Africa and stayed at a children’s shelter for two weeks. We brought the ukuleles that you donated along with some others and taught the children how to play. They loved it!

Thank you so much for donated the ukuleles, it made a large impact on these children’s lives."
Ria, high school student from Alaska

Funds Needed


Hungry for Music needs your support to continue to grow our outreach. 

Monetary donations support the music instrument donation process of picking up, repairing, and distributing, as well as allows us to purchase new instruments.

Thank you for your support!

Creating Smiles, One Instrument at a Time!


Hungry for Music is a proud supporter of Rock to the Future, an organization doing an amazing job in the Philadelphia area.

Hungry for Music’s donations help them maintain a lending music library, which allows their students to take home instruments to practice.

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Since becoming a non-profit 24 years ago, Hungry for Music has brought the healing quality of music to more than 12,000 children in 49 states and 28 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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