CSE Federal Credit Union is inviting you to “Dust off and Donate” your musical instruments that may be gathering dust in closets and give them new life in the hands of a deserving student. CSE, as a sponsor for MusicMakers2U, is the year-round drop-off spot for instruments, but spaces are being cleared to receive major donations between March 17 and 31 at three locations. Instruments in any condition are accepted. MusicMakers2U will have them repaired and cleaned.
CSE locations are at 4321 Nelson Road in Lake Charles, 2154 Swisco Road in Sulphur, and 1170 Sam Houston Jones Parkway in Moss Bluff.
Donors will fill out a brief information form, which the receiving student can use to send a note of thanks or to invite the donor to a future recital or concert. The student and parents sign a contract agreeing to care for the instrument and if the instrument is no longer needed, to return it to the group for repairing to another student.
MusicMakers2U, Inc. is an organization devoted to providing area middle, high school and McNeese State Music Majors with access to musical instruments. The 501-(c)-3 non-profit group collects used musical instruments, has them refurbished and cleaned, and with the help of school band directors and music teachers, pairs them with deserving students to help them realize their dreams. Since its inception in September 2013, the group has paired just under 300 instruments with young musicians and schools in Southwest Louisiana.
For more information, please visit the MusicMakers2U Facebook page or www.musicmakers2u.org or call 337-244-9314. Don’t have a musical instrument? Monetary donations to cover the cost of refurbishing and cleaning the instruments are always appreciated. Tax-deductible monetary donations may be mailed to MusicMakers2U, P.O. Box 7964, Lake Charles, LA 70606.
Help us to keep the music playing in Southwest Louisiana by “dusting off and donating” your musical instrument.