Spring Newsletter II - See what we've been up to!
Spring Newsletter II

It’s hard to believe it’s almost summer!  As you can see below, there’s been a lot happening at Hungry for Music.  The musical instruments keep flowing in and out of our distribution center and for that, I am truly grateful.  


We are nearing 1,000 instruments distributed so far in 2024 and are behind pace for our goal of 5,000.  There are a couple of distribution trips planned and we ship out a majority of donated instruments during the request period for schools in late summer and fall, so there’s hope.


You can help us reach our goal by supporting us during our annual Spring Cleaning Fundraiser.  Your contribution helps us with repair and distribution costs, as well as purchasing new instruments.


Hungry for Music could not succeed with our outreach without your support. Thank you!


May you always find comfort in music, 


Jeff Campbell 

Hungry for Music’s Mission In Action 

“Gustavo was very pleased to receive his trumpet and I am attaching the proof here!  When he opened the case he was astounded at what a nice trumpet it is, as he had only previously played on more inexpensive metal trumpets - never a brass one.  He said that he thought he would never be able to play one again - so was very happy!”   
~ Beth, social worker at International School in Blandensburg, MD

Thank you for distributing, Damian at Gabriel Music Society.  


From teacher:

“This is Jalen Harris, grade 7. He’s my percussion section leader and is taking lessons at the MSU Music school. He went to solo & ensemble in January and received a 1 with very high marks and comments. The judge thought he was a high schooler. He’s very smart and loves music. 


Thank you Damian for your support. The instruments make a big impact on these kids. Jalen was so appreciative.”

A fledgling violinist in Massachusetts receives her very own violin. 

Diego at Long Beach school district in Long Island with the four-valve tuba he recently received from Hungry for Music. Diego plans to pursue music education in college.

Classical Support 

Hungry for Music loves WCPE Classical radio in Wake Forest, NC! 


Big thank you to Tanja at WCPE for organizing this ongoing donation project to support Hungry for Music! 


This time we picked up over two dozen instruments!

Luthier Bench 

Hungry For Music is honored to have been selected as the primary giving organization by the Luthier Bench (www.luthierbench.com).  The Luthier Bench is the premier online Marketplace and Knowledge Base for top-tier, hand-crafted guitars.  The platform is a multi-luthier, e-commerce marketplace for buyers and collectors of premier, fretted masterpieces. 
Upon launch in 2024, the founder of the Luthier Bench initiated a giving program in which a percentage of every sale on the platform will be donated to support the Hungry For Music instrument programs.  The owner and founder of the Luthier Bench, Chayton Alo, stated: "Our goal is to connect dedicated guitar builders with discerning players and collectors in search of exceptional instruments that tell a story.   It is our honor to work with Jeff Campbell of Hungry For Music who has worked for decades to fulfill the musical dreams of children all over the world.  We look forward to playing a small role in this important educational effort."  
Explore the Luthier Bench marketplace and find the guitar of your dreams - and help Hungry For Music at the same time.
Spreading Musical Seeds in the Mid-West & Deep South

Hungry for Music delivered 60 instruments to programs in New Orleans.  


Many stops in the Midwest:

Louisville, St. Louis, Indiana, Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland…deliveries and pick-ups.

“Thank you to Hungry for Music for another instrument donation!

We always appreciate receiving instruments from y’all!”  

~ Roots of Music

Director Dave Howard at Louisville Folk School.

For more photos and info about these two Hungry for Music distribution trips please visit our Facebook page. 

Seagen Comes Through


Hungry for Music is thankful for the company, Seagen, for donating a dozen Squier Sonic Stratocaster guitars.  The guitars went to Hendrix Music Academy in Renton, WA.  


“The kids are gonna love unboxing these!” Tina Hendrix, Director

More International Donations 

Hungry for Music has already donated to six international music programs in 2024, doubling what we normally distribute.  This is the latest from Gino (and family), who are bringing two dozen string, brass, and woodwind instruments to the Sunshine Orchard Learning Center, an orphanage in Northwest Thailand.

“In June, a group of dedicated music educators are on a heartfelt mission to share our love for music with the children there. We plan to introduce these children to the world of music, providing them with both instruction and the sheer joy that comes from musical expression. We believe that music can offer these children a unique form of solace, a creative outlet, and perhaps even spark a lifelong passion or career in music.”

1975 Martin Guitar D-18 Raffle


The drawing is June 15th.  Don’t miss out on this opportunity for a vintage Martin guitar while supporting Hungry for Music’s instrument donation program.


Check out details and enter here.

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Since becoming a non-profit 29 years ago, Hungry for Music has brought the healing quality of music to more than 20,000 children in 50 states and 32 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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