Donate a musical instrument to OrKidstra!

  • OrKidstra is happy to accept donations of musical instruments in good working order. Please note that OrKidstra is accepting only the instruments listed below at this time. We provide a tax receipt for all instruments accompanied by a current appraisal (donors are responsible for getting their instrument appraised). All potential instrument donors will be contacted by OrKidstra. Please note that depending on the season, it may take a few weeks to hear from us. Thank you!
  • Please select all instruments you would like to donate to OrKidstra. (Please note, if the instrument is not listed below, we are currently not accepting it) *
  • Please note, we provide a tax receipt for all instruments accompanied by a current appraisal. Donors are responsible for getting their instrument appraised.
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    Legacy GiftsGive the gift of music to tomorrow’s youth

    Your Legacy Gift to OrKidstra will help create a future where all children and youth have the opportunity to find their voice through music!  

    Make a Legacy Gift by remembering OrKidstra in your Will. Your thoughtful bequest will give future generations of children from equity-deserving Ottawa communities the opportunity to benefit from the many community skills inherent in music-making. In the hands of a child, a clarinet or violin becomes a remarkable instrument of change, growth, and empowerment. 

    Music has the power to change lives and your visionary gift will help ensure that tomorrow’s youth can reach for success through music! We’re happy to chat with you about options for your OrKidstra legacy gift, including endowment contributions.

    Learn more about leaving a gift in your Will through our partners at Will Power!

    Key Information:

    Charitable Organization Number: 83246 7153 RR0001 
    Legal Name: OrKidstra – Sistema Ottawa
    Address: OrKidstra, 211 Bronson Avenue, Studios 204 & 210, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 6H5
    Primary Contact: Rebecca Russell, Director of Development & Communications
    Secondary Contact: Carrie (Olivo) Lauzon, Director of Finance & Operations
    Primary Email: [email protected] 
    Secondary Email: [email protected]
    Phone: 613.233.0166

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    Leave a Legacy

    You can leave a Legacy Gift through:

    • A bequest in your Will (specific amount or a percentage of your estate)
    • The residual of your Will
    • Life insurance policy (OrKidstra as a beneficiary)
    • Appreciated securities
    • An annuity
    • Designating an RRSP or RRIF


    Please speak with your lawyer, financial advisor, or contact OrKidstra for more information.

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    In Memoriam

    Designating OrKidstra as your charity of choice, and encouraging others to do the same, is a deeply thoughtful way to remember and be remembered.

    In Memoriam: Anne Taylor, 1945-2014 – “Because music creates community and is one of the most enduring gifts we can give to children.”

    In Memoriam: Peter Henry Dawson, 1937-2015 – “Because music education challenges the mind and nourishes the spirit; it opens the door to a better future.”

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    Host a Party/EventParty with a Purpose

    If you have a special occasion coming up, like a birthday or anniversary, why not make it a giving-back bash? In lieu of presents, tell your guests you’d love it if they could make a donation to OrKidstra.

    The sky’s the limit for your benefit party (think tea party, bridal shower or backyard BBQ), but the event could be as simple as a one-time, casual dinner party with family and friends in the comfort of your own home.

    We’ve got lots of great ideas to get you partying with a purpose like a pro!

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