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IF YOU PREFER TO WRITE A CHECK make it out to The Open String and mail to:

The Open String
523 E 12th St., Suite 16, New York, NY 10009

HOW WE SPEND YOUR DONATED MONEY 
The Open String is 100% run by volunteers and all donation proceeds go directly to sourcing instruments for programs after covering minimal overhead and some event expenses.

While it's true that "anything helps", it's good to understand what is useful for us. Below are typical costs for our instrument sourcing. The cost fluctuates with the size and quality of the instruments, which sometimes needs to be higher to meet a particular program's needs.

$50-200
INSTRUMENT MAINTENANCE
 (Spare parts, repairs, varnish)
NEW ACCESSORIES AND SUPPLIES
(Strings, Rosin, Music Stand, Bow, Cases)
FULFILLMENT EXPENSES
(Packaging, Shipping, Transportation)

$200-500
VIOLIN OUTFIT + Accessories
VIOLA OUTFIT + Accessories

$800-1,200
CELLO OUTFIT   + Accessories

$1,500-2,000
BASS OUTFIT + Accessories

$2,000-10,000
ADVANCED STUDENT INSTRUMENT
(Performance Violin, Viola, or Cello)

$10,000-25,000
YOUNG PROFESSIONAL INSTRUMENT (Concert Grade Violin, Viola, or Cello)

$25,000-50,000
YOUNG SOLOIST INSTRUMENT
(Soloist Violin, Viola, or Cello)

$50,000 +
SPECIAL PROJECT 
(Master collection instruments, Quartets)

 

Donate your instrument to someone in need.

Often a violin or cello is not just an instrument. They can be the lasting echo of ancestors, or the nagging reminder of a hobby abandoned decades before. Whether it is worth several hundred or tens of thousands of dollars, your instrument can be put to a good use through The Open String when your legacy becomes a new person's daily joy.

To donate an instrument to The Open String, please complete and submit our Instrument Donation Form so we can make sure we can accept your gift.

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The Open String Member gives reliable, regular support and in return enjoys discounted concert tickets, access to exclusive events, and more.

DONATE SERVICES AND OTHER GOODS
Contact us at donation@theopenstring.org or (646) 751-8995 to discuss your donation of:

  • Venues for events: preferably a location with architectural character near a major urban center
  • Food, Wine, Desserts for special events
  • Pro-bono professional Services: design, legal, photo/video, printing, etc
  • Airline miles, hotel accommodations, restaurant credit, adWords

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