We are really excited to announce our newest project, entitled: “For the Love of Music.” This project was an idea that came from Chris Pohlman, a founding member of The Earth Trot Project and an inspirational voice in many of the projects we’ve worked on thus far.
This newest project combines our love for music and our desire to give underprivileged children an opportunity to better their future by giving the gift of music. We are collecting musical instruments of all sorts, guitars, ukuleles, pianos, violins, drums, etc. They don’t have to be perfect condition, but if they are usable or fixable, we’re taking them in. Then we’re donating them to The Musician’s Workshop in Westmont, Illinois. The staff at The Musician’s Workshop are then helping us to provide music lessons to kids in the surrounding Chicagoland area.
According to a recent study, in Chicago over 31% of children live below the poverty line. This gives them very little chance of being able to pursue music on any level. What we are hoping is that by providing an opportunity to learn and play instruments we can not only help give the joys of music, but maybe we can help keep kids off the streets and away from drugs and other vices. Who knows, maybe the next Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Guy or Paul McCartney is waiting for his or her chance to show what they can do.
Again, this project is just in its incipient stage, but we’re working on it. If you’re interested in helping or if you have a musical instrument that you’d like to donate, please let us know! And if you don’t have an instrument but would still like to help out, consider making a donation. All donations of instruments, monetary or otherwise are 100% tax deductible as The Earth Trot Project is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization.
More info on this project coming soon!