The Musical Instrument Donation Program was first established in 1996 by past Macomb Symphony Orchestra President, Roger A. Fachini Sr., as a pilot program, in which donated instruments were recycled and offered at no charge to children and other individuals who wished to pursue their hidden musical talents. Most instruments were in good working condition, and tax deductions were made available to the donors. (click on images below to enlarge)
More Than 1.2 Million Votes Cast, the Winners are...
Charity Music get $25,000 grant to make a difference in Metro Detroit
Bloomington, IL (May 22, 2012) – After three weeks and more than 1.2 million votes, State Farm® is proud to announce that Charity Music of Michigan has received a $25,000 grant to launch their musical instrument repair and training center. More than 38,000 people took to Facebook and voted for their favorite Causes during the Cause An Effect voting period.
DETROIT – June 2012 Mitch Albom
They say that music is in the soul, and to make it, you need an instrument.
That’s where Charity Music comes in.
Charity Music has provided over 1000 free instruments to needy kids, at risk kids, or kids with little exposure to a music education at school.
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WJBK) - January 2013
Introducing children to music and instruments early can teach them about creative expression.
Children can touch, feel and play string, wind, brass, and percussion instruments.
The event is hosted by Charity Music in Clinton Township and is part of Michigan Mentoring Month.
July 2013 SBO Magazine - A summer program in Detroit is giving elementary and middle school students the chance to be involved with music education. It’s the first time many of them have ever played an instrument.
The “Let Our Children Hear Music” at Detroit’s Timbuktu Academy of Science and Technology was put in place by Australian saxophonist Kelly O’Hara with the help of Charity Music of Michigan.
Charity Music of Michigan, led by retired Chrysler executive Roger Fachini, has been in operation as a non-profit since 2005, providing free instruments to Hurricane Katrina survivors and partnering with music therapists
Opportunity Detroit - Charity Music Inc. - October 24, 2014
(October 24, 2014) Paul W. Smith and Quicken Loans Vice President Stephen Luigi Piazza talk to Roger Fachini, CEO of Charity Music Organization. Charity Music Inc. is an award winning 501c3 nonprofit community service organization, whose mission is help cultivate the next upcoming crop of young artists by providing musical instruments and education, to disadvantaged youth wishing to explore their hidden musical talents.
December 2014 CKLW50
This week on Street Beat host, Paul Prange talks about Music Charities and Therapies.
First up, Paul talks to Roger Fachini of Charity Music of Michigan.
Charity Music collects used musical instruments, repairs and re-habs them, and gets them into the hands of under-privileged kids so that they, too, can experience the benefits that playing a instrument gives.