Research shows that a music education helps students do better in other areas of academic study. More importantly, it gives them a positive activity that builds their confidence and teaches them lessons about diligence, creativity and teamwork.
Unfortunately, some children cannot afford to become involved in music lessons or other music programs, or even play in their school band or orchestra.
The Legacy Children’s Foundation Musical Instrument Bank was established to provide musical instruments for loan or permanent ownership to children and youth who without this assistance would not be able to take part in this type of potentially life enhancing musical experience.
We are asking businesses and individuals to donate new or "gently used" instruments to our Musical Instrument Bank, so that we can refurbish them if required and distribute them to children and youth in need throughout Alberta.
Instrument donations can be made at Kerby Centre in downtown Calgary, 1133 - 7 Avenue S.W. (free parking across the street), Mon-Fri: 8am-4pm; at The Planet Coffee Roasters, 101 – 83 Bowridge Drive N.W., Calgary, Mon-Sun 6am-5pm; at The One World Drum Company, 131 - 61 Avenue S.E., Calgary, Tues-Sat: Noon–6 pm; or by contacting Legacy by
Email or by Phone at (403) 244-3074 to find out about other drop off locations in your area.
NOTE: We are unable to accept donations of pianos and organs at this time due to storage space restriction. We can, however, take your name and contact information for our list of potential donors, and contact you if a recipient family and appropriate transportation is identified.
How to Apply for an Instrument
Schools and other community service organizations can obtain applications by contacting Legacy by Email or by Phone at (403) 244-3074.
If you are interested in obtaining a piano or organ, contact Legacy by
Email or by Phone at (403) 244-3074.
Call For Partners and Volunteers
In conjunction with our Musical Instrument Bank Initiative, The Legacy Children’s Foundation is in the process of initiating a number of community based Musical Instrument Drives to facilitate new or "gently used" musical instrument donations.
In order to ensure that these drives and this initiative are successful, we are looking for individuals, schools and organizations willing to:
- Host an organizational, school, community based drive. Guidance and general assistance will be provided by Legacy staff and volunteers.
- Volunteer time at one or more of our instrument drives.
- Provide a location where musical instruments can be stored.
- Assist with appraisal and repair of donated instruments.
- Provide a year round drop off location for donated instruments.
If you and/or your organization, school or community can assist with any of the above please contact Sandra by Email or by phoning her at 403-244-3074.