- April 17, 2014
-- Kidstruments Fund, Inc. is a new Indiana not-for-profit corporation created by an 11-year old cellist, Joshua Honig.
One day in Josh’s 6th grade orchestra class, the teacher’s violin (which had great sentimental value) fell from the music stand and broke. Josh successfully set up a fund raiser to fix the teacher’s violin. In the process of running the first fundraiser, Josh learned that there were kids who wanted to be in orchestra, but could not afford the instrument rentals. Sometimes, there were kids who couldn’t afford to rent the instrument they wanted to play. And in some places, there are schools that can’t afford to even run an orchestra program. That’s why he decided to turn his fundraiser into a permanent charity, and The Kidstruments Fund was born.
Kidstruments accepts nominations of schools in need on its website. It accept contributions of cash and gently used band or orchestra instruments, and offers schools both used instruments and grants for instrument rentals. All grants are made based solely upon need, with no consideration of race, religion, ethnicity, or gender. Kidstruments coordinates with local music stores to refurbish used instruments and to offer reduced charitable rental rates. For more information about Kidstruments Fund or about Joshua Honig, its young founder and president, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org