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GUITARS FOR KIDS TORONTO

Improving Lives One Guitar at a Time


Guitars for Kids Toronto is a Charitable Organization. Our mission is to match quality used guitars to kids in need. We partner with community-based groups to find suitable recipients. We rely on donated guitars and financial contributions.
Registered Canadian Charity

#74469 1312 RR0001

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What We Do

Guitars for Kids -Toronto, located in the heart of Toronto, is a not-for-profit foundation dedicated to helping those in need. With the dedication of our volunteers, staff members, and partners, we strive to improve the lives of children and youth who need help within the community. Contact us to see what you can do to bring about positive change.



Our Objectives

To provide disadvantaged youth an opportunity for cognitive and personal development through learning music.  Guitars for Kids Toronto will provide these youth with musical instruments and coordinate training through online learning facilities and where possible, personal lessons, an opportunity they might not otherwise be able to afford.  We will deliver on our objective through public service agencies who have the primary interface with these youth, at no cost, and with no recourse.

How We Help

Since our inception, we’ve worked around the clock to expand our causes and help those who need our help. Every contribution goes toward making our community a better place, so if you’re looking to contribute a donation or your time, please get in touch today via our Donation page below.  Making a positive difference has never been so easy.

Our Community Outreach Groups

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto

Regent Park School of Music 

Cabbagetown Community Art Center

Fred Victor

Oakwood Secondary Collegiate 

Volunteer Opportunities

Helping Others

One of our main causes here at Guitars for Kids - Toronto is Volunteer Opportunities, an issue that touches many  young lives, particularly in the Toronto area.  See how you can help bring music appreciation and learning to  youth in need by  contacting one of our representatives.

Donate Used Guitars

Drop off New or Used Guitars

One of our goals is to ensure that all guitars reach those interested youth in need  in the Toronto area . With your generous donations and volunteering efforts, you have the capacity to help us in our endeavour of Guitar Drives.


Drop off Centre West:

KAOS Music 

3052 Bloor Street West, Toronto

Telephone: (416) 233-2232

info@kaosmusicgroup.com


Drop off Centre Central:

Capsule Music

985 Dovercourt Road, Toronto

Telephone: (416) 203-0202​


NEW East End Drop off:

The Twelfth Fret 

2132 Danforth Avenue, Toronto 
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  Telephone:  (416) 423-2132
 Email:  sales@12fret.com



Or Contact us to learn more.


Donations

Caring for Others

Registered Canadian Charity

#74469 1312 RR0001

 We also accept financial donations which are needed to buy new guitars, accessories, gig bags, amplifiers, and tuners.  We’ve dedicated a lot of volunteer hours and invested countless resources to this charitable cause, and hope you’ll donate today to help us continue this work.  Click the button bellow to donate.

Our Board and Team

Our team is dedicated to the mission of helping those in need in the greater Toronto area. Get to know the people who make Guitars for Kids - Toronto what it is. Our team is an unbelievable source of information and we are ready to share our events, activities, and the ways for you to get involved.

Dave Wharry

Founder and Chairman

Larry Schreiner

Director and 
Treasurer

Steve Maric


Director of Development

Doris Moro

 Director of Media and Co-Founder

Valued Partnerships

Our Partners

Big Brothers and  Big Sisters of Toronto

Community


Guitars for Kids-Toronto is pleased to work with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Toronto. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto (BBBST) currently serves approximately 3000 kids in Toronto. BBBST works to build thriving communities by empowering lives through mentorship and has helped to transform the lives of many at-risk youth to ensure their reach their full potential. 
Guitars for Kids Toronto is a nonprofit organization based in the GTA. We are 100% volunteer driven. Our purpose is to provide new and previously loved quality guitars, both acoustic and electric, to kids who otherwise would not have the means to access these instruments. 
We partner with community-based organizations to facilitate the distribution of guitars to their clients. We also partner with musical instrument technicians and companies to ensure that the instruments are in top technical condition.

D'Addario  Canada

1-170 Alden Road, Markam

Guitars for Kids Toronto is deeply appreciative of the support provided by D’Addario Canada.
D’Addario has generously provided assistance with strings used to refurbish all our guitars, picks, straps, tuners and guitars

KAOS MUSIC

3052 Bloor St west, Toronto

Guitars for Kids Toronto is pleased to announce a partnership with Kaos Music Centre, as a designated drop off depot for guitars. Kaos Music Centre is located at 3052 Bloor Street West, near Bloor and Royal York.
If you have a guitar that you would like to donate, you can drop it off at this location. Kaos Music Centre has been a leading supplier of musical instruments , repair and instruction in Toronto for 28 Years. 
Guitars for Kids Toronto is a nonprofit organization based in the  GTA.  We are 100% volunteer driven.  Our purpose is to provide new and  previously loved quality guitars, both acoustic and electric, to kids  who otherwise would not have the means to access these instruments.  We  partner with community-based organizations to facilitate the  distribution of guitars to their clients. We also partner with musical  instrument technicians and companies to ensure that the instruments are  in top technical condition.

Capsule Music

985 Dovercourt Road, Toronto

Guitars for Kids Toronto is proud to announce that Capsule Music as a second Drop Off Depot for Guitars for Kids Toronto.

If you have a used guitar, electric or acoustic, you can now drop it off at Capsule Music.

Contact Details
985 Dovercourt Road, Toronto
Telephone: (416)203-0202

Email: contact@capsulemusic.com
Website: http://www.capsulemusic.com/

Dave Wharry, Founder of Guitars for Kids Toronto had this to say; “We are delighted to add Capsule Music as Drop Off Depot. Capsule Music has long had a reputation as a reliable and admired retailer of new and vintage guitars, not just in Toronto, but Worldwide. By adding Capsule Music as a Drop Off Depot we hope to make donating that unused guitar even more convenient. “

The Twelfth Fret - Guitarists’ Pro Shop

2132 Danforth Ave, Toronto

Welcome to our new partners in the east end of Toronto. When you need assistance, The Twelfth Fret team of musicians are at your disposal; devoted to making sure you will be thrilled with your purchase. Contact:

Sales: 416-423-2132
Fax: 416-423-0012
Repairs and Service: 416-423-1554
Email: sales@12fret.com

They've accumulated years of combined first-hand expertise – playing, performing, creating, fixing, and studying everything to do with fretted instruments/gear.  They also provide lessons and host the world's largest fretted instrument workshop. They've been providing services to musicians worldwide, and of all levels since 1976 - yes 40 years!

Visit  https://www.12fret.com/

Charity Wish List Canada

CharityWishList.ca  is one of our new web-based partners helping Canadians find the appropriate charities that actually want the type of item you want to give away.  Want to give away/donate new or used guitars in the Toronto area? This website will direct you to Guitars for Kids Toronto and our drop off centers.  Thank you and keep the donations coming.

“Music can change the world because it can change people."
Bono

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