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CREC Foundation

Musical Instrument Fund

Share the joy of music and breathe fresh life into your once-loved string instruments by donating them to CREC Schools!

Give our students a chance to develop their musical talents by donating gently used or new string instruments. Your generous donation will provide new opportunities for learning to the children we serve.


Make a secure online donation to the CREC Musical Instrument Fund or send a check to: The CREC Foundation, 111 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106. (100% of the proceeds will go towards purchasing instruments)

What We Need

  • String instruments (60 violins and 10 cellos), gently used or new.
  • Music stands
  • Music equipment in good condition, such as: bows, strings, etc.

How We Will Use Them

  • For musical instruction in our elementary and middle schools.

How Your Instruments Impact The Lives Of Children

  • Help improve a child's academic performance. According to a National Center for Education Statistics report, students who participate in music programs report higher grades in English, Math, History and Science than those who do not participate.
  • Develop a child's self-esteem and teach them discipline and perseverance.
  • Give a deserving child a chance to craft their creative abilities and provide a means for personal expression.
  • The average costs for a beginner Violin is around $200, and for a Cello $1,200. Your donation will help to defray some of the program costs and allow us to offer music instruction to more students.

How To Donate An Instrument

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How We're Doing

Violins Donated:


Cellos Donated:


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