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Play It Forward Cleveland!

Arts Cleveland

Center for Arts-Inspired Learning
Cleveland City Council
The Cleveland Orchestra

An Instrument Donation Drive for Cleveland's Children

2019 Drop Off Dates and Times

  1. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, January 21 from 12 - 5 p.m.
  2. Sunday, February 17, from 12 - 5 p.m. 
  3. Saturday, March 9, from 10 a.m. - 12 noon 

Print and Fill Out Instrument Donation Form

Drop Off Location

Severance Hall, home of The Cleveland Orchestra 
11001 Euclid Avenue 
Cleveland, OH 44106 in University Circle 
Use the East Blvd. curbside pull-off area.



For many of us, it’s difficult to imagine a world without music. But for countless children in Cleveland, that is the reality. Let’s change that reality and work together to get instruments into the lives of Cleveland’s children. 

We hope you will join with Arts Cleveland, Center for Arts-Inspired Learning, Cleveland City Council, Cleveland Metropolitan School District, and The Cleveland Orchestra to Play It Forward Cleveland! 

The first instrument donation drive is a pilot for Ward 9 children in Glenville, with the intention of expanding the drive in the future. The goal of Play It Forward Cleveland! is to give children the pride, the joy, and the many academic and social benefits music-making provides. 

Multiple cities across the country have successfully filled the instrument needs in their underserved communities with similar drives. We want Cleveland to be next. Gently-used instruments will be accepted including those requiring minor repairs. (No toy instruments, or large instruments such as pianos, organs, etc. please.) We will ask you to complete a Donor/Instrument Form so that a proper receipt can be provided.

A day without music is like a day without sunshine! With the support of the community, the sun will shine for Glenville’s children. Please contact any of the organizations listed below for more information.

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