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Donate Used Musical Instruments (Ottawa Area)

donate music instruments Ottawa

 

WHERE TO DONATE USED MUSIC INSTRUMENTS, LIKE GUITARS, VIOLINS, ETC.

 

 

GUITARS FOR VETS (GUITAR DONATIONS CANADA WIDE)

Your donation of a guitar can help change the life of a veteran in need.

Do you have an extra guitar that hasn’t been played as much as it should? Please consider donating it to Guitars for Vets, where it will be recruited to play a lead role in the music rehabilitation programming for a veteran who needs it most.

Drop-off locations: Guitars can be dropped off at any Long and McQuade music store across the country. See here for more information:

http://vetscanada.org/donate-a-guitar.php

Thank you.

 


OTTAWA PUBLIC LIBRARY – SPECIFIC TYPES OF INSTRUMENTS, LENDING LIBRARY – NEW!

“The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) and Long & McQuade, supported by Sun Life Financial, are conducting a donation drive for musical instruments to add to OPL’s new initiative, the Sun Life Financial Musical Instrument Lending Library” Accepting instruments from November 7 to December 8, 2017

 

USED INSTRUMENT DRIVE! Accepting instruments from May 4 – 31, 2018 at main library branch, 120 Metcalfe St., or the Nepean Centrepointe branch, 101 Centrepointe Drive. See WishList for types of instruments wanted:

WishList: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/blogs/donate-your-musical-instruments-library-may

 


ST. BRIGID’S SUMMER CAMP 

Is in need of new or lightly used items. Please contact St. Brigid’s if you would like to donate.

  • Musical instruments (guitars…)
  • Arts & Crafts (paints, brushes, markers, crayons, jewlery making & beads, any type of decorative crafts (feathers, foamies), scissors…)
  • Games (Chess, cards, checkers…)

You can leave a voice mail or e-mail message at anytime. We are available in person Monday-Thursday 5pm-8pm. All messages will be returned within 24 hours.

St. Brigid’s Summer Camp
PO BOX 17 STN MAIN
STITTSVILLE ON K2S 1A2
Tel: (613) 742-8160
E-mail: info@stbcamp.ca
Fax: (613) 435-4653
Charity Number: 131 77 2451 RR0001

Website: http://www.stbcamp.ca

 


SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL – THRIFT STORES

Accepts musical instruments (but not pianos and organs).
Drop off possible at the Ottawa thrift stores & home pick-ups possible.

1620 Merivale Rd., Nepean, ON  K2G 3K3

1273 Wellington Street, West, Ottawa, Ontario  K1Y 3A6

Lists of other items accepted or not see: https://thrift-store.ca/donations/donating-used-goods/

Store Locator/Contact information/Hours: https://thrift-store.ca/ottawa-locations/

 

YOUTH SERVICES BUREAU OF OTTAWA (Not a charity, but a helpful community organization)

www.ysb.ca


 

 

14 Comments:

  1. Hi,

    I have an acoustic guitar i am trying to get rid of works fine comes with a case. Let mw know if you would be interested in it.

    • CharityWishList.ca

      Hello Brandon, thank you for wanting to find a new home for your acoustic guitar. The “Guitar for Vets” program redistributes donated guitars. Guitars can be dropped off at any Long and McQuade music store in Canada, for example in Ottawa: Long and McQuade, 1193 Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario, K1V 8S4. Phone: (613) 521-5909. For info about the Guitars for Vets program: Guitar for Vets website

  2. Hi, I am considering donating our 100 year old Heinzman piano. It works great and it is in a great shape. I live in Ottawa, ON, K2J 5S6. Can you advise if and how I can donate a piano here?

    Please message me at pkallai@keystep.com.

    Peter

  3. DO YOU ACCEPT FLUTES CAN I DROP OFF AT LONG AND MCQUADE

  4. I have a piano to donate as well. I”m unsure of the name or age, at least 40 years old. I live in rockland Ontario.
    Please email for pick up
    Thank you

    • Hi Carmen, thank you for wanting to find a new home for your piano. Unfortunately pianos are really hard to rehome for many reasons. You could try IMMIGRANT WOMEN SERVICES OTTAWA, they seem to be quite appreciative of almost anything. Based on recent searches, I don’t know of any charities that are actively looking for pianos at this time. You may want to try local music schools, see if they know of students that would appreciate a free piano. Best of luck, Michelle Beaupre, Owner, CharityWishList.ca

      Contact info:
      [IMMIGRANT WOMEN SERVICES OTTAWA:

      WishList of items wanted in good condition:

      washer/dryers
      fridges/stoves
      also, furniture, including beds and mattresses, very good condition couches, tables, dressers
      house supplies like pots and pans, small appliances
      electronics including working computers, TVs etc.
      Note: if the distance to pick-up is long, it would be appreciated if the donor shares the mover’s expenses. Thanks.

      Contact either:

      Shahnaz Perveen, Transition and Housing Support Worker
      Telephone number: 613-729-3145 ext. 231
      And/or
      Christine Uwanyilgira, Settlement Counsellor
      613-729-3145 ext 260

      Address: 219 Argyle Street, Suite 400, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2H4
      E-mail: infomail@immigrantwomenservices.com
      Attention Shahnaz Perveen and Christine Uwanyilgira
      Website: http://www.immigrantwomenservices.com
      ]

      Good luck.

  5. I have a new keyboard that I just purchased in December 2018. I used it once….had good intentions of learning but I feel like another instrument would be better for me. I’d like to donate the keyboard and the stand and stool that I bought with it. Any ideas of a good charity that would appreciate something like this?

    • Hi Kelly, thank you for asking. I notice you commented from the Ottawa page. There are some charities listed there, but not many. So I sent an email to the Ottawa Public Library this morning to see if they would be interested in this type of instrument and if someone would have to wait for their next musical instrument drive or if they could donate right away. They have a lending library set up. I will contact you again as soon as I hear back. Thanks, Michelle Beaupre, CharityWishList.ca (If you find someplace in the meantime, please let me know.)

  6. Hello,
    My mother in law has this antique mechanic piano from 1911, which is in a great condition.
    She is moving into a condo and would like to donate this piano.
    it is in a great condition and she also has collections of music rolls that you can play with.
    She lives in Chelsea, QC.
    You will have to be in charge of moving if you want it.

    Photos are available upon request.

  7. Hi Sayun, thank you very much for your kind offer. Could you please send photos of the piano by email to info@charitywishlist.ca ? CharityWishList.ca doesn’t collect any items itself, but I can help you try to find a charity interested in it. Do you know who it was made by?

  8. Hi,

    I have a Berlin Piano Co upright piano that was left in the home my wife and I bought. It is in decent shape but is out of tune and one of the keys stick. Apparently, it worked well but hasn’t been played in many years. I would hate to just throw it out, as it is in good shape. Please let me know if there is anywhere in the Capital region that takes pianos.

    My email is tkj.meyer@gmail.com

    Kind regards,
    Tyler

    • Hi Tyler, pianos are really hard to place. Best to include model number and photo when offering it – located usually underneath the top lid of the piano. But try the Ottawa Public Library, new initiative, they are considering an extension to their instrument lending library, to make available a list that potential piano donors could add their name to, so they can be matched with people that are interested in receiving a free piano.
      You can contact her directly at:
      Laura Ivan, Ottawa Public Library at email: laura.ivan@ottawa.ca

      Or you could also try local daycares, schools, churches, pubs. It’s the hardest item to give away because it involves heavy lifting/moving costs which can cost more than the cost of a really good new electronic keyboard. Pianos should be tuned once a year so it’s no surprise it is out of tune, that could be normal. I don’t know about the sticking key. Perhaps contact Lauzon Music in Ottawa to ask how serious/expensive to fix that is? If you give them model and serial number they might be able to give you a guesstimate as to its resale value. Hope this helps. Michelle Beaupre, Owner CharityWishList.ca

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