Donate moneyYour donation will help to create a better future…together
You can help create a future where all children and youth have the opportunity to find their voice and build their potential through music. We are proud to say that 100% of donations from individuals goes directly to our mission to empower kids and build community!
Donate to OrKidstra by mail, phone or in person
211 Bronson Avenue, Studios 204 & 210
Ottawa, K1R 6H5
It’s easy to fit a donation into your budget when you contribute a small amount from each paycheque. Contribute to OrKidstra through the United Way’s Annual Charitable Giving Campaign (input # 83246 7153 RR0001 into Section One) or speak with your employer.
When you donate to OrKidstra, you are helping to improve the quality of life for kids from under-served areas of our community AND you are sharing the precious gift of music with them. That’s an amazing gift.Declan
Donate InstrumentsGive local kids the gift of music!
When you pledge to donate a musical instrument to OrKidstra, you give kids from under-served Ottawa communities the tools they need to succeed!
OrKidstra is made possible thanks to your generosity: since 2007, community members have donated over $250,000 worth of instruments. Give your instrument new life: pledge to make a donation to OrKidstra today!
Give your instrument new life!
OrKidstra is happy to accept pledges for donations of musical instruments in good working order. Make the pledge to donate through the “Contact Us” form here or email firstname.lastname@example.org and OrKidstra will connect with you. We provide a tax receipt for all instrument accompanied by a current appraisal at the time of donation.
Once COVID-19 is behind us, OrKidstra would be delighted to physically accept the pledged instruments. Please note that OrKidstra does NOT accept pianos. Thank you for your support!
Musical instruments wanted!
- All band (wind and brass) instruments especially trumpets, trombones, saxophones, flutes and clarinets
- All string instruments including violins, violas and cellos
- Instrument accessories especially string instrument bows and hard string instrument cases!
Legacy GiftsGive the gift of music to tomorrow’s youth
Your legacy gift to OrKidstra will help ensure that tomorrow’s youth have the opportunity to experience the joys and challenges of singing and playing together.
Help create a future where all children and youth are able to find their voice through music by leaving a gift to OrKidstra in your will or with an In Memoriam donation.
Leave a Legacy
You can leave a Legacy Gift through:
- A bequest in your will
- The residual of your will
- A cash donation
- Life insurance policy
- Appreciated securities
- An annuity
- Designating an RRSP or RRIF
Please speak with your lawyer or contact OrKidstra for more information.
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.”
Donate a CarDonate your car & support OrKidstra!
You can turn your vehicle donation into generous dollars to support OrKidstra!
Working on OrKidstra’s behalf, Donate a Car Canada will accept your vehicle for donation – running, or not! Donate a Car Canada will facilitate all aspects of your car donation from the pick up to the final sale, ensuring that your vehicle will be sold for the highest sale outcome possible. They will then forward the net proceeds to OrKidstra and we will send you a tax receipt.
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!