Trumpet illustration

Illustration: Daniel Horowitz

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Musical Instruments
Music in Schools Today has been helping to provide music education to K-12 students in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1983 and places some 200 donated instruments with needy schools each year through its Adopt an Instrument program.

Roots of Music, an after-school program in New Orleans teaches children ages 9 to 14 how to read and play music. The nonprofit also provides students with academic tutoring and hot meals. Instruments must be in working order.