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Give your old instruments a new home!

Donated instruments are given to students who need them the most. Instruments that are not in high need will be sold. 100% of all funds collected will go directly to YLJC.

  • We prefer instruments in playable condition as we do not have a repair shop. If minor work is needed, just let us know, and we’ll determine whether we can accommodate your donation.
  • Donated instruments can be dropped off at our rehearsal space. If you are unable to drop off, we’ll do our best to make arrangements for a volunteer to pick up your instrument.
  • Your gift may qualify as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes. You should consult with your tax adviser or the IRS to determine whether a contribution is deductible. We will provide you with a donation tax receipt based on the estimated value of the instrument.
  • Unfortunately we cannot accept upright pianos or organs.

Just fill out the form below, and we’ll email you to make arrangements.

Please be as descriptive as possible, i.e. Bass Guitar vs. Upright Bass, Alto Saxophone vs. Tenor Saxophone, etc

Questions? Email Craig Murray at craig@yljc.org

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Frequently Asked Questions

How Can I Get Involved?

YLJC is a non-profit organization run by a volunteer board. We are always looking for help from community and parent volunteers. If you are interested in donating your time, please contact us at info@yljc.org. If you have any specific professional skills that you would like to share such as bookkeeping, business law, marketing, fundraising, photography or anything else, please let us know!

Can I Write Off My Donation?

YLJC is a Section 501(c)3 nonprofit and your gift may qualify as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes. You should consult with your tax adviser or the IRS to determine whether a contribution is deductible.

What Type Of Payment Is Accepted?

We accept donations made by credit card, cash, or check. Details can be found on the "Support Us" page on our website.

Can I Mail A Check?

Yes! Checks can be made out to Young Lions Jazz Conservatory and mailed to 4454 Felton Street, San Diego, CA 92116. Students may also leave checks in the classroom drop box.

Do You Have An Office?

We have a wonderful rehearsal space but unfortunatly we don’t have an office. We have an all volunteer board that work remotely. If you need to talk with us, please email to: info@yljc.org. If it's a more urgent matter, please call 619.214.6436.

What Type Of Instruments Can Be Donated?

YLJC can accept most instruments in working order for a variety of purposes including student use, resale, and classroom use. If you have an instrument you are interested in donating, please see our Donate An Instrument page.

How Much To Hire A Combo?
All monies received from performances go directly to the organization. Cost is determined on a case-by-case basis and depends on travel time, duration of performance, numbers of students in the ensemble, and other considerations. Please contact us if your are interested in hiring one of our student ensembles.
Where Can I Get Merch?

If you'd like to purchase a t-shirt or hoodie, email us at info@yljc.org and we'll arrange payment and pick up.