Yes it does.
At the moment we only have drop-off points in Queensland, but if you are interested in becoming a drop-off point and helping us to expand our reach please get in touch!
The short answer is no.
We will be allocating instruments to schools based on their needs, so we need to be free to send instruments anywhere.
We are happy to accept any instruments that schools might use for their orchestra or band.
The instruments need to be either playable, or repairable.
For example a violin which needs new strings will be ok, but one with a broken neck will likely not. Please use your judgement and keep in mind that we are a charity. We want to use our resources on placing instruments in new homes, not repairing badly damaged instruments.
We are accepting donations for instrument repair, so if an instrument is damaged but repairable please either get in contact with us or send it in so our experts can assess it.
I don’t live close enough to drop instruments at a donation point, can I get them to you some other way?
Yes you can! We have a physical address and a PO Box, please just make sure the instrument is sent safely.
PO Box 1342
Sunnybank Hills Qld, 4109
Rural Aid Ltd C/o
The Charity Hub
3/8 Colebard Street East
Acacia Ridge QLD 4110
Fill out the contact us form with ‘donation point’ in the subject line. We will get in touch with you.
We have a number of musical instrument experts who will be assessing instruments received at our Charity Hub location. If the instruments need more repair than we can give they will not be passed on to schools.
Donated instruments will ultimately end up with schools who have submitted requests to us for instruments. They will be going directly to those schools that need them the most, where they can make the most difference.
There are many ways people can get involved if they don’t have any spare instruments to give.
You can get involved by offering your services for instrument repair or by offering to act as a donation collection point.
You can also get involved by giving much-needed cash donations, which will go towards the purchase of instruments on teachers’ request lists and/or repair of useful donated instruments.
So no matter what, you can get involved!
Speak to the person in charge of your school’s music program and get them to fill in this form.
We’ll be in touch as soon as we can!
Schools who are in need of instruments will let us know. When instruments are donated to us we will check their condition, repair them if necessary, and send them out to schools who have registered with us.
Donors who live near you will be able to drop their used instruments off to you either at your home or workplace.
You will also need to get in touch with our instrument assessors and central hub so that we can determine what actions need to be taken. To register as a donation point, click here