We provide guitars and lessons to foster children and at-risk youth in a classroom setting with qualified teachers as an alternative to violence. https://www.facebook.com/GuitarsNotGunsMusicProgram
Many of our students are the victims of abuse or neglect. We provide an environment where kids can feel safe, secure, and valued.
Our students walk away from our class with the knowledge they can accomplish challenging goals with some commitment and dedication.
Our class helps to fuel the creativity of our students allowing them to express their emotions in a positive and constructive way.
Yes, we teach guitar. But more than that we commit to be dependable, engaged, authentic, and tuned into the needs of our students.
Our mission is delivered by our passionate volunteers and generous donors. Get involved in this great organization today.
We can’t offer our program without support from people like you who want to help make our communities a little better. Please consider helping by making a contribution.
Whether or not you play guitar there is a great spot for you in our program. Simply contact us below to find a chapter near you where you can volunteer.
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Guitars not Guns events and Chapter Facebook Pages below .
(GNG) Chapter Facebook Pages Below
Santa Cruz, CA
Barbara Gorin Threads of Hope- https://www.facebook.com/barbara.a.gorin/videos/20177402969
Are you interested in volunteering? Check the list below to see if there is a chapter in an area near you. Don’t see a chapter near you and are interested in possibly starting one? Click here to contact us.
Los Angeles County Chapter Website
Director – Donna Hammond
Assistant Director – Nancy Johnstone
Treasurer – Tanya Adams
Marketing – Mindy Whitt
You can help Guitars not Guns expand its music programs to reach even more kids in need. Any financial contribution is very much needed and greatly appreciated! Consider the following…
1) Our program is about helping foster children and at-risk youth everywhere
2) Guitars not Guns has no paid employees–we’re all volunteers. Virtually every dollar of your donation goes toward running the program, not paying salaries.
3) The average cost for holding an eight-week class for 10 students is about $1,000. That includes the following:
To make an online donation to Guitars Not Guns U.S., click below:
To make a donation to our Canadian chapter, please email president Michelle Diaz via this button. The Canadian chapter is a registered charity with Canada and donations are eligible for tax credits.
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