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Play It Forward Wilmington

Play It Forward Wilmington We are a nonprofit that takes in new and used instruments, and we clean them up to donate to kids.

Operating as usual

We wanted to take the time to thank  ,  , and everyone involved with picking  as the charity of choice to donate to in K...
12/10/2022

We wanted to take the time to thank , , and everyone involved with picking as the charity of choice to donate to in KD’s name.
Short back story… a little over a month ago, many were hit with the sad news of the sudden loss of a dear friend and loved one, Kevin Durant. KD was a wonderful and positive individual. and my personal experiences go back to about 15-20 years in multiple circles. We crossed paths so much between mutual friends, music, sports, and just enjoying life.
His love for music goes so far back, and he was a perfect example of just enjoying the music, as a performer or spectator. Nothing would take that enjoyment away.
Him and I had talked about PIFW, and he loved the concept and knew the importance of music as an art form to be good for the soul, both physically and mentally, for people of all ages.
After his celebration of life, Moe’s hosted a gathering of friends, family, and loved ones, and in his name, raised funds to donate to a local charity. Many had gotten together, and because of KD’s love for music and wanting everyone to experience it, they chose Play It Forward Wilmington as the charity to donate to in his name.
KD, we love you and we promise to do everything we can to get so many involved with playing. Our main focus is the youth, but we strive to get anyone playing, as long as it’s bringing joy and excitement to their life, just like it did for you.

Wilmington….We are truly blown away right now!!! Today we picked up two car loads of instruments that had been cleaned u...
12/10/2022

Wilmington….
We are truly blown away right now!!!
Today we picked up two car loads of instruments that had been cleaned up by , , and , and now ready to donate to a new home. We even have more to pick up!!!

Wanted to share this Port City Daily article by  carver, that was released on Christmas last year about Play It Forward ...
12/06/2022
Local drummer ensures 46 kids will have a loud and bright Christmas morning this year | Port City Daily

Wanted to share this Port City Daily article by carver, that was released on Christmas last year about Play It Forward Wilmington.
Since then, we’ve grown so much, and more importantly, we have helped out so many, thanks to our community.
We’re forever thankful for you.

WILMINGTON — “Music was just so important — my whole life — and has developed exactly who I am today,” Charlie Smith said. “I want to be able to give that back to someone.” Windshield wipers swept to…

https://www.wect.com/2022/12/03/play-it-forward-wilmington-is-asking-community-help-spread-christmas-cheer-by-donating-i...
12/03/2022
“Play It Forward Wilmington” is asking for the community to help spread Christmas Cheer by donating instruments

https://www.wect.com/2022/12/03/play-it-forward-wilmington-is-asking-community-help-spread-christmas-cheer-by-donating-instruments/

The nonprofit, “Play It Forward” is paying it forward by giving away instruments to children of families in need ahead of Christmas. Last year, the organization donated over 60 instruments and this year they are hoping to beat that number.

If you have instruments you’d like to donate, you may reach out to us, or drop off at  ,  , or . There are a few guideli...
12/02/2022

If you have instruments you’d like to donate, you may reach out to us, or drop off at , , or .

There are a few guidelines to keep in mind.
-If an instrument is too damaged or is gonna need more work than what it’s worth, we might not be able to accept it.
-Unfortunately due to weight, and available storage, we can not take Pianos.

Things we currently need the most of…..
-combo guitar amps
-cymbals
-drum stands
-snare drums
-drum pedals
-thrones

Who wants to see  be awkward on TV? 😂 Tune in  at 11.
12/02/2022

Who wants to see be awkward on TV? 😂
Tune in at 11.

Happy Giving Tuesday!!!!What a perfect day to announce that Play it forward Wilmington has officially been approved as a...
11/29/2022

Happy Giving Tuesday!!!!
What a perfect day to announce that Play it forward Wilmington has officially been approved as a tax- exempt charity under section 501(c)3 of the US Tax code. 

This means that moving forward, each and every cash or instrument donation is now tax- deductible! We could have never done this without the support of so many through this growing process. We thank you all so much!!

In addition, we are happy to announce the addition of Eric Silman to our team. Eric handled the nonprofit application and will be helping with bookkeeping and donations going forward.

We are very grateful to our community for your ongoing support of play it forward Wilmington, and our mission of bringing the gift of music to our local community.

XO,
Play It Forward Wilmington

To make an instrument donation, you may do so by contacting us through Instagram, Facebook, or you may email us at
[email protected]

To donate funding, you can do so through Venmo or PayPal

Venmo:
Ctournoux-PIFW
PAYPAL:

11/29/2022

We are currently looking for families that could use a little help over the holidays and hopefully we can provide an instrument for their children. Please message the Play It Forward Wilmington Facebook or Instagram pages for more details.
Please know that we are a donation based organization and can only provide to so many.

We are also accepting instrument donations and funding. If you have an instrument donation, please reach out to us through Facebook or Instagram.
Most of the instruments we provide are guitars, bass guitars, drums/percussion, horn instruments, and keyboards.
All funding donated will be used to purchase instruments, parts/accessories, and to help keep our organization going.

To donate funding, you may do so at..

Venmo: Ctournoux-PIFW
PAYPAL:
GoFundMe: https://gofund.me/af136d72

About Play It Forward Wilmington
What started as a idea in 2015 where I was gifting kids my old drum sets, turned into a bigger thing than I expected as friends and were reaching out to donate their unused instruments and I would clean them up and donate them to kids, or really anyone that wanted to play. This idea really showed its potential during the pandemic.
In 2020, with some help from others, we started promoting this idea and raising funds as well. All money raised was used for purchasing new and used instruments, repairs and hardware for cleaning up the used instruments, and storage for everything.
Later in 2020, we hosted a holiday instrument drive where we worked with 5 families providing brand new instruments for their kids. We helped out about 15-20 individuals/families with new and used instruments over the whole year.
Then going into 2021, we went back to work and kept the focus more on used instruments. Throughout 2021, we helped out over 60 families/individuals, and 46 of that was kids during our holiday instrument drive.
As we’re still in the learning curve with the growth of Play It Forward Wilmington, we’re so happy to be able to provide something for the community out of something we’ve been blessed with our whole lives. For myself personally, I owe most of my friendships, relationships, and life experiences, to playing music.
Thank you for supporting us and helping us grow.
Love,
Play It Forward Wilmington

We are currently looking for families that could use a little help over the holidays and hopefully we can provide an ins...
11/29/2022

We are currently looking for families that could use a little help over the holidays and hopefully we can provide an instrument for their children. Please message the Play It Forward Wilmington Facebook or Instagram pages for more details.
Please know that we are a donation based organization and can only provide to so many.

We are also accepting instrument donations and funding. If you have an instrument donation, please reach out to us through Facebook or Instagram.
Most of the instruments we provide are guitars, bass guitars, drums/percussion, horn instruments, and keyboards.
All funding donated will be used to purchase instruments, parts/accessories, and to help keep our organization going.

To donate funding, you may do so at..

Venmo: Ctournoux-PIFW
PAYPAL:
GoFundMe: https://gofund.me/af136d72

About Play It Forward Wilmington
What started as a idea in 2015 where I was gifting kids my old drum sets, turned into a bigger thing than I expected as friends and were reaching out to donate their unused instruments and I would clean them up and donate them to kids, or really anyone that wanted to play. This idea really showed its potential during the pandemic.
In 2020, with some help from others, we started promoting this idea and raising funds as well. All money raised was used for purchasing new and used instruments, repairs and hardware for cleaning up the used instruments, and storage for everything.
Later in 2020, we hosted a holiday instrument drive where we worked with 5 families providing brand new instruments for their kids. We helped out about 15-20 individuals/families with new and used instruments over the whole year.
Then going into 2021, we went back to work and kept the focus more on used instruments. Throughout 2021, we helped out over 60 families/individuals, and 46 of that was kids during our holiday instrument drive.
As we’re still in the learning curve with the growth of Play It Forward Wilmington, we’re so happy to be able to provide something for the community out of something we’ve been blessed with our whole lives. For myself personally, I owe most of my friendships, relationships, and life experiences, to playing music.
Thank you for supporting us and helping us grow.
Love,
Play It Forward Wilmington

11/29/2022

RAFFLE WINNER!!!

Thank you to everyone who had a part of any kind with this weekends Play It Forward Wilmington event.
Especially to Reggies 42nd Street Tavern for hosting the event, all the bands that played, and everyone that donated.

The winner of the guitar was Kevin Graham Wilson

Congratulations, Graham. We’ll be in contact to get you the guitar.

Below is the backstory from John W. Golden on the guitar….

The guitar belonged to my dad (John C. Golden). I heard he bought it from a friend's son who had gone off to college and my dad used the guitar on a recording and liked it. Knowing the kid was preferential to other guitars he had with him at school, my dad made him an offer on the guitar and the rest is history.
I was unaware that he had it until after my dad passed away. Following his death, my son and I were going through Dad's instruments and gear, with the mindset that they should be somewhere they would be loved and played, not sitting in a case or gathering dust.
My son and I are both many years into our own musical journeys, and I felt that the Les Paul and a handful of smaller amps my dad had were unlikely to see much playing time with either of us. I came across Play It Forward Wilmington as you were gearing up for Christmas 2021, and we thought it would be a perfect way to get these items into the hands of people who would use them.
You and I agreed that the Les Paul would be more useful as a way to fund multiple instruments, instrument rehabs, etc. and that the way it would help PIFW would present itself.
So happy you settled on the raffle idea and that it has been such a success. This is exactly the type of impact my dad would want his love of music to have.

11/28/2022

RAFFLE WINNER!!!

Thank you to everyone who had a part of any kind with this weekends event.
Especially to for hosting the event, everyone that donated, and all the bands that played.

The winner of the guitar was

Congratulations, Graham. We’ll be in contact to get you the guitar.

Below is the backstory from on the guitar….

The guitar belonged to my dad (John C. Golden). I heard he bought it from a friend's son who had gone off to college and my dad used the guitar on a recording and liked it. Knowing the kid was preferential to other guitars he had with him at school, my dad made him an offer on the guitar and the rest is history.
I was unaware that he had it until after my dad passed away. Following his death, my son and I were going through Dad's instruments and gear, with the mindset that they should be somewhere they would be loved and played, not sitting in a case or gathering dust.
My son and I are both many years into our own musical journeys, and I felt that the Les Paul and a handful of smaller amps my dad had were unlikely to see much playing time with either of us. I came across Play It Forward Wilmington as you were gearing up for Christmas 2021, and we thought it would be a perfect way to get these items into the hands of people who would use them.
You and I agreed that the Les Paul would be more useful as a way to fund multiple instruments, instrument rehabs, etc. and that the way it would help PIFW would present itself.
So happy you settled on the raffle idea and that it has been such a success. This is exactly the type of impact my dad would want his love of music to have.

Y’all!!! There’s so much to report back from this past weekend, and so many to thank. We’ll report back tomorrow, along ...
11/28/2022

Y’all!!! There’s so much to report back from this past weekend, and so many to thank. We’ll report back tomorrow, along with the guitar raffle drawing. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!!!

Come join us for an all age Sunday Fun Day!!! Free show featuring all kid bands.
11/27/2022

Come join us for an all age Sunday Fun Day!!!

Free show featuring all kid bands.

RAFFLE TIME!!! We are excited to announce that we’ll be raffling off this 2006 Les Paul standard. Raffle tickets are $5 ...
11/25/2022

RAFFLE TIME!!!

We are excited to announce that we’ll be raffling off this 2006 Les Paul standard.

Raffle tickets are $5 each or 6 for $20, and the drawing will be on Monday 11/28.

You have two ways to enter.

1. You may enter the raffle at this weekend at our events. (See attached poster for more details).

2. You can also enter the raffle through Venmo or PayPal. Once we receive the money, we’ll reply (please be patient on reply) with your ticket numbers that’ll be entered in the raffle.

Venmo: Ctournoux-PIFW
PAYPAL:

We’ll do the drawing on Monday 11/28. All money raised will go towards purchasing instruments, parts/accessories, and any extra spending needed to keep Play It Forward Wilmington going.

If you have any questions please message us.

Thank you to everyone who has supported us so far. We owe it all to you for why we are where we are.



Much love and respect,
PIFW ❤️

RAFFLE TIME!!! We are excited to announce that we’ll be raffling off this 2006 Les Paul standard. Raffle tickets are $5 ...
11/25/2022

RAFFLE TIME!!!

We are excited to announce that we’ll be raffling off this 2006 Les Paul standard.

Raffle tickets are $5 each or 6 for $20, and the drawing will be on Monday 11/28.

You have two ways to enter.

1. You may enter the raffle at this weekend at our events. (See attached poster for more details).

2. You can also enter the raffle through Venmo or PayPal. Once we receive the money, we’ll reply (please be patient on reply) with your ticket numbers that’ll be entered in the raffle.

Venmo: Ctournoux-PIFW
PAYPAL:

We’ll do the drawing on Monday 11/28. All money raised will go towards purchasing instruments, parts/accessories, and any extra spending needed to keep Play It Forward Wilmington going.

If you have any questions please message us.

Thank you to everyone who has supported us so far. We owe it all to you for why we are where we are.



Much love and respect,
PIFW ❤️

Just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has donated instruments and funding so far for this years holiday drive. If...
11/22/2022

Just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has donated instruments and funding so far for this years holiday drive.

If you have anything you’d wish to donate, please reach out to us.

If you, or someone you know, could use an instrument donation to help make their family’s holiday a little easier, please reach out to us.

Thank you all again for all of your support.

To donate funding you can do so at :

Venmo: -PIFW
PayPal:

Or you can join us at this weekend.

Friday and Saturday- $10 per night/$15 for both

Sunday 11/27
FREE EVENT/ALL AGES welcomed featuring all kid bands and a holiday vendor market. Please see attached posters for full details.

We’re down to about 8 vendor spots left. Holla if you’re interested in setting up.
11/18/2022

We’re down to about 8 vendor spots left. Holla if you’re interested in setting up.

Updated flyer

Updated flyer
11/12/2022

Updated flyer

11/12/2022
11/12/2022
Sunday 11/27 all kid bandsDoors 12:00pm/Show 1:00pm  house band  kid band Final Warning Maybe more to be announced There...
11/09/2022

Sunday 11/27 all kid bands
Doors 12:00pm/Show 1:00pm


house band
kid band
Final Warning
Maybe more to be announced

There’ll also be a holiday market with vendors to be announced

About PIFW:
What started as a idea in 2015 where I was gifting kids my old drum sets, turned into a bigger thing than I expected as friends and others were reaching out to donate their unused instruments and I would clean them up and donate them to kids, or really anyone that wanted to play. This idea really showed its potential during the pandemic.
In 2020, with some help from others, we started promoting this idea and raising funds as well. All money raised was used for purchasing new and used instruments, repairs and hardware for cleaning up the used instruments, and storage for everything.
Later in 2020, we hosted a holiday instrument drive where we worked with 5 families providing brand new instruments for their kids. We helped out about 15-20 individuals/families with new and used instruments over the whole year.
Then going into 2021, we went back to work and kept the focus more on used instruments. Throughout 2021, we helped out over 60 families/individuals, and 46 of that was kids during our holiday instrument drive.
As we’re still in the learning curve with the growth of Play It Forward Wilmington, we’re so happy to be able to provide something for the community out of something we’ve been blessed with our whole lives. For myself personally, I owe most of my friendships, relationships, and life experiences, to playing music.
Thank you for supporting us and helping us grow.
Love,
Play It Forward Wilmington

Two nights!!Friday 11/25 and Saturday 11/26 $10 per night/$15 for bothFriday 11/25   Fox Noose Doors 7pm/Show 8pmSaturda...
11/09/2022

Two nights!!
Friday 11/25 and Saturday 11/26



$10 per night/$15 for both

Friday 11/25



Fox Noose
Doors 7pm/Show 8pm

Saturday 11/26

Photoclub


Doors 7pm/Show 8pm

All proceeds go to help out Play It Forward Wilmington.

About
What started as a idea in 2015 where I was gifting kids my old drum sets, turned into a bigger thing than I expected as friends and others were reaching out to donate their unused instruments and I would clean them up and donate them to kids, or really anyone that wanted to play. This idea really showed its potential during the pandemic.
In 2020, with some help from others, we started promoting this idea and raising funds as well. All money raised was used for purchasing new and used instruments, repairs and hardware for cleaning up the used instruments, and storage for everything.
Later in 2020, we hosted a holiday instrument drive where we worked with 5 families providing brand new instruments for their kids. We helped out about 15-20 individuals/families with new and used instruments over the whole year.
Then going into 2021, we went back to work and kept the focus more on used instruments. Throughout 2021, we helped out over 60 families/individuals, and 46 of that was kids during our holiday instrument drive.
As we’re still in the learning curve with the growth of Play It Forward Wilmington, we’re so happy to be able to provide something for the community out of something we’ve been blessed with our whole lives. For myself personally, I owe most of my friendships, relationships, and life experiences, to playing music.
Thank you for supporting us and helping us grow.
Love,
Play It Forward Wilmington

11/09/2022

Hello friends!!
And welcome to our third year of hosting Play It Forward Wilmington’s holiday instrument drive.

First off, we’d like to thank everyone who has supported us over the years
with instrument donations or funding to help us clean up the instruments and find new homes for them. We could’ve never done this without your support.

The 2022 year has brought on new growth and changes to our organization. This year, we’ve moved into a physical location to allow for more storage space, a workshop, and to have a place for receiving donations and for picking up. This has been a big move for us that needed to happen.

For this years holiday drive, it will be a lot like the past years where We’ll be accepting most instrument donations, and taking in funding for purchasing instruments, purchasing replacement parts, accessories, and any other spending that’s needed.

Our main focus for the holiday drive is for kids to receive these instruments, but we are a year round organization, and we want to get instruments into the hands of anyone wanting to learn to play.

If you wish to make a donation or know someone who could receive a donation, you may contact us through Facebook, Instagram, or email.

If you wish to donate funding , you may donate to our GoFundMe campaign , or through Venmo or PayPal.

All links will be attached to this post and in our Bio.

I think that’s everything. Thank you again for your continued support. We could’ve never do this without the help of our community.

Contact links for instrument donation or more info:
Facebook: Play It Forward Wilmington
Instagram: playitforward_wilmington
Email: Rock[email protected]

Funding donation link:
Venmo: Ctournoux-PIFW
PAYPAL:
GoFundMe: https://gofund.me/af136d72

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If you’re not familiar with Play It Forward Wilmington, here’s a little background on how we got started.

What started as a idea in 2015 where I was gifting kids my old drum sets, turned into a bigger thing than I expected as friends and others were reaching out to donate their unused instruments and I would clean them up and donate them to kids, or really anyone that wanted to play. This idea really showed its potential during the pandemic.
In 2020, with some help from others, we started promoting this idea and raising funds as well. All money raised was used for purchasing new and used instruments, repairs and hardware for cleaning up the used instruments, and storage for everything.
Later in 2020, we hosted a holiday instrument drive where we worked with 5 families providing brand new instruments for their kids. We helped out about 15-20 individuals/families with new and used instruments over the whole year.
Then going into 2021, we went back to work and kept the focus more on used instruments. Throughout 2021, we helped out over 60 families/individuals, and 46 of that was kids during our holiday instrument drive.
As we’re still in the learning curve with the growth of Play It Forward Wilmington, we’re so happy to be able to provide something for the community out of something we’ve been blessed with our whole lives. For myself personally, I owe most of my friendships, relationships, and life experiences, to playing music.
Thank you for supporting us and helping us grow.
Love,
Play It Forward Wilmington

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