International Guitar Month Guitars 4 Troops
Guitars 4 Troops
Imagine living a life far from home in the military and receiving the gift of a guitar from thoughtful folks back state-side. Guitars 4 Troops is a non-profit that is behind just that kind of giving. Approximately 153 instruments have been sent and that means 153 really happy service folks overseas. It is such a great idea and such an inspiring story that we wanted to share it with you.
Hear the NPR featured on Morning Edition Jan 2011: Donated Guitars Lift Spirits of U.S. Troops
From the Guitars4Troops website:
Guitars 4 Troops is working to provide our deployed soldiers with guitars and other musical supplies to help bring joy and recreation while stationed abroad. With your help of donated instruments and funds we hope to give the gift of music to our military personnel while they are away from home.
History: Since June of 2009, we have been donating guitars and other musical supplies to our Troops in Afghanistan & Iraq. With the charitable donations we receive we are able to send guitars and care packages to be distributed to units abroad, including the first unit we met, Task Force Builder in Afghanistan. We now send to many different military units. This has brought much enjoyment and gratification on each end of the program. Everyone who has heard about this program responds positively and many have wanted to take part.
You can help by donating a used guitar or funds. What is needed the most at this time are cash donations. We hope that with your continued support and donations we will be able to send more guitars to more troops while they are stationed away from family and friends.