LEAF Instrument Drive!

Donate Gently Used, Professional Instruments NOW - Nov 22, 2017

Got an instrument in your attic collecting dust? Taking a break from your garage band? Donate instruments to LEAF!

LEAF Schools & Streets and LEAF International programs are growing! We would LOVE your support as we provide fun, musical experiences for local youth.

Music is at the root of LEAF.

We tap into the magic at the intersection of wonder, creativity, practice and performance by providing opportunities for local youth to pick up an instrument and connect with its build, sound, story and possibility. By donating gently used, professional-quality instruments to LEAF Schools & Streets and LEAF International  you are making a direct impact on the launch of a LEAF Instrument Petting Zoo year-round program; upgrades to current instruments and resources for new students as all LEAF programs blossom in the months to come.


 Donated instruments directly support young musicians.

100% of donated instruments will support cultural arts education programming.  




Instrument Wish List:  Steel Drums | Congas | Djembes | Bongos | Acoustic Drum Set | Glockenspiel | Xylophone | Marimba | Drumsticks | Electric Drum Set | Electric Keyboard | Electric Guitar | Electric Bass | Portable Sound System (mics, stand, cables) | Tambourine | Violin | Thumb Piano | Accordion | Dulcimer | Drum Sticks | Electric Mixers | Haitian Drums | Hard Travel Cases

Instrument Drive Dates: October 1, 2017 – November 22, 2017

Note: Attendance at LEAF Festival is NOT required to donate. *If you need a charitable contribution letter for tax purposes, provide proof of appraisal at time of donation.

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  • 45th LEAF Festival. Drop off @ Global Outpost on Sat, Oct. 21 from 10a-8p or Sun, Oct. 22 from 10a-3p.
  • Local (Oct 1-Nov 22). Drop off @ LEAF office, 906 Tunnel Rd, Asheville 28805. Mon-Thu, 9-5p.
  • Non-Local (By Nov 22). Mail to: LEAF, 377 Lake Eden Road, Black Mountain, NC 28711.

Why it Matters?

We got to play with them! Being in the small groups was intense but helps us learn more. I played a solo in front of the whole group of 30 kids…I felt like a musician. It feels good to feel like a musician.


Youth Performer, LEAF Delta House Jazz Band

When our students perform music it gives importance to our traditions. The people in our community value the work that we do, and our students are a positive example for other young people in our community who think only foreign music has value. We are preserving our culture by passing it down to new generations.

Sara Morales

Teaching Artist & Program Coordinator, LEAF International Guatemala