In our previous newsletter, we told you about our donation drive, and we’ll continue updating you about its progress going forward.
The initiative is in support of an organisation in Mbale, Uganda, that helps children living in the streets as well as poor families. The Delight Foundation Africa runs a brass band to provide opportunities to disadvantaged children to learn to play an instrument, discover their talents, find friends and have fun. Also, the brass band generates some income, making the organisation less dependent on cash donations. However, the Delight Youth Brass Band is short on instruments, and the ones they have are not in great condition. This is where you come in: maybe there’s an unused instrument sitting in your attic that’s just waiting to make a child very happy.
Cash donations for shipping costs and necessary repairs are very welcome as well, because, as you can imagine, we’d like the instruments to arrive in good playing order.
We have found a partner who will accept your donations towards shipping costs and provide you with a receipt of donation. The Feuerwehrmusikzug Neukirchen-Adorf (Fire Brigade Band Neukirchen-Adorf, https://de-de.facebook.com/fmz.neukirchen.adorf/) has agreed to work with us in this regard, and we’re really looking forward to it! It’s too early to estimate the final shipping costs, because they depend on how many and what kinds of instruments will be donated, among other things. Also, we’re still looking for the best shipping options. The donation drive is set to run for half a year. We’ll let you know about the deadline for donations at a later date.
Current inventory of donated items:
2 baritone horns
1 music stand
4 trumpet mutes
Donations account for shipping costs:
Recipient: FMZ Neukirchen-Adorf
Bank: Sparkasse Erzgebirge