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Horns for the Holidays - Musical Instrument Donation Program

3. December 2008 • Angela Martin-Barcelona
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Wanted to pass along information about a unique holiday giving program:

December 1, 2008 – January 15, 2009
Horns for the Holidays was started 12 years ago by Ken Kozora as a program that allows for individuals to donate musical instruments to children throughout Washtenaw County who would otherwise not have access to an instrument to play. Qualified repair technicians will fix the donated instruments and music educators will identify children with strong interest who lack the financial resources to either rent or buy an instrument.

Horns for the Holidays is a program of the Arts Alliance, a 501©(3) non-profit organization. The program accepts musical instruments of any kind as well as financial donations to repair someone else’s donated instrument. All donations are tax deductible.

There are drop-off locations in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Chelsea and Manchester. For more information about this program and for a complete list of drop-off locations, visit

  1. Has anyone any opinion regarding this program?

       —Mark Koroi    Dec. 17 '08 - 08:26AM    #
  2. Music is a wonderful thing to promote for youth. Music contributes in so many ways to their well being. Thanks for what you are doing.

       —Kathleen Donnellon    Dec. 19 '08 - 08:20AM    #