Donations

Instrument & Supplies

DROP OFF LOCATION(S):

Let There Be Rock School

5732 Industry Lane

Frederick, Maryland

Please contact us for more information regarding specific items needed for upcoming trips or to arrange a mutually convenient drop-off location.

rhythmchanges88@gmail.com

Musical Instruments & Accessories

  • Musical instruments of all kinds
  • Guitar/bass/horn travel cases
  • 9-volt adapters
  • Clip-on tuners (snarks)
  • ¼ inch cables
  • XLR cables
  • Amplifiers: bass, keyboard, vocals, guitar
  • Small portables amplifiers
  • Microphones
  • Guitar strings/bass strings/violin strings/cello strings

Other Accepted Donations

  • Suitcases for transport
  • Soccer balls/with portable pumps
  • Food: protein bars, portable food, peanut butter
  • Old cell phones
  • Portable water filters

  • Laptops

  • Extension cords
  • Power adapters/ power banks
  • Solar chargers/portable and industrial gra
  • Educational books: music, math, English, science

  • Shoes/clothing
  • Batteries
  • Flashlights
  • Cell phone charging cables
  • Duct tape
  • Basic and power tools
  • Fabric for seamstresses

As a non-profit working with Haiti, these COVID-19 times can be extra hard. Not only are we unable to travel at this time, our partners and schools in Haiti are suffering.

One such school that we support had all its instruments stolen while the school was unattended due to travel restrictions.

We are also going to be providing virtual music lessons both in Port-Au-Prince and Cap-Haitien.

To do this we need to get specific supplies to our schools. So right now, our focus is on fundraising versus physical equipment donations because many items needed would be too expensive to ship.

We need to purchase generators, projector screens, computer equipment and eventually solar panels. As you can imagine these items do not come cheap.

Help us bring music classes back to our students, so we can bring back a little normalcy.

When we arrive, we are teaching in Cap-Haïtien and La Gonâve, but we are also working with and feeding the local community and getting to know the locals on a more personal level. We also use the cash and other donations to help with feeding, clothing, and educating the people we serve.

It costs about $2 per child to feed a child a meal and we often do that several times to our students or children at local orphanages during our trips. 

We are also always accepting instruments and other supplies to accompany us on our trips to Haiti. One of the difficulties with traveling is the weight restrictions and costs of checking bags. At approximately $70 per checked bag beyond our one allowance, it costs several hundred dollars just to transport our donations with each trip. Just another reason cash donations are critical.