Put the instrument you never play into the hands of a budding musician and get a tax receipt!
Do you have a musical instrument stuffed into the back of a closet that no one ever plays? Instead of taking up space and making you feel guilty those instruments could inspire and uplift a budding musical talent, and earn you a tax receipt.
Punk rock legend Joe Keithley of the world-renowned D.O.A. wants to have the guitar, tuba, flute or whatever instrument you never play, get you a tax receipt for it and put it into the hands of a young person in Burnaby.
Splitting his time between playing gigs and serving Burnaby as a city councillor, Keithley is working hard to share the benefits of music with Burnaby children who want to play music but cannot afford instruments or lessons. He has teamed up with Burnaby Mayor Mike Hurley and Burnaby Firefighters Charitable Society to raise money and promote the program.
Now he has the Burnaby Artisan Farmer’s Market on board, too. Keithley will be at the market with Burnaby Firefighters and some musical friends Saturday, December 14 from 10–2 p.m. They will happily accept instruments that are in reasonably good condition. If you have something large—a piano or drum kit for example—you can email Keithley first: firstname.lastname@example.org.