The annual Music Matters Instrument drive is on again here at Coles Fine Flooring! It has been said that playing a musical instrument is great for your overall health. It’s a great thing for your brain and makes you feel happy. It even is said to prolong your life. Unfortunately, many of our children are unable to learn how to develop their musical abilities due to budget cuts in education. Coles is proud to help out any way we can by collecting your gently used instruments for the Music Matters Program. The Music Matters Program will donate all of the collected instruments to local schools in order to keep the music programs alive.
For one month, May 1-May 31, San Diegans can donate their used musical
instruments to Coles Fine Flooring. All instruments will be completely
refurbished by the Community Council for Music in the Schools (CCMS) and then
distributed among San Diego City School music programs.
Since introducing the program in 2005, over 600 instruments have been donated to
the San Diego City Schools. The goal in 2012 is to significantly add to this number of
instruments, greatly benefiting school-aged children in San Diego County.
“’Music Matters’ is simply another way that we are able to give back to the San Diego
Community as well as further music education for young people,” said Mark
DeBoskey Station Manager for KSDS. “The goal of this program is to provide
instruments to children who want to play music, yet might not have the financial
means to buy their own. There have been multitudes of studies strongly linking music
education to success in school. These studies have been conducted at such
prestigious institutions as Rutgers and Harvard.”
Remember, your donations are tax deductible so make sure to keep your receipt when you drop off your instrument! Stop by one of Coles’ seven locations (San Diego, San Marcos, Solana Beach, El Cajon, MCAS Miramar, MCRD, and NEX at 32nd St.) and donate your gently used instruments today and help keep music alive in our schools!