From the start, Ear Candy Charity has been dedicated to providing youth access education. Support for music education in schools is disappearing, leaving thousands of youth without access to the educational benefits it offers. Even as interest in band and music programs grow, it can be difficult for music teachers to adapt to these growing pains when working with so few resources. One of the biggest difficulties they face is a lack of instruments. The Online Instrument Drive system is a resource to connect music teachers and their students with the millions of perfectly good instruments collecting dust around the country.

Mr. Klaessy, the band director at Andalucía Middle school in West Phoenix., has seen his music program grow from 70 students to 280 over the last four years. “It is unbearable to see the look on my students’ faces when they tell me they can’t participate in band because their parents can’t afford the necessary expenses. They want (and truly NEED) this outlet.”

For music teachers like Mr. Klaessy, Online Instrument Drives is a resource to get their students’ the instruments they need by connecting the community to their classrooms. Instrument Requests are visible on Ear Candy’s website, where anyone can browse, view pictures of the students, read about the programs’ needs, and support the program of their choice by donating an instrument or funds. We have an obligation to ensure the next generation has the opportunity to embrace and benefit from music education. Let’s continue to help get instruments into the hands of students that need them the most. Check out the website to view requests and see how you can be part of the solution: http://EarCandyCharity.org

How your purchase helps:

ONEHOPE is proud to offer the “Shop & Give” drop-down on every product offered in the ONEHOPE Wine store.  10% from every product purchased at ONEHOPEWine.com is donated to a charity of your choice from the drop-down.  Every Charity Tuesday we will introduce and feature a new non-profit in the Shop & Give drop-down, allowing us to give hope to a greater number of important causes beyond those we support all year.