DONATE A PIANO
We are passionate about finding pianos new homes, and while we would like to accept every instrument, we must provide quality instruments that can bring a family or community organization a positive interaction in a sustainable way. Often, this means making the decision to decline a piano that is either too expensive to repair, too old, or too difficult to move. Unfortunately, we cannot usually arrange for quick pick-ups and we have a carefully considered process which includes the inspection of the piano by a qualified technician. We cannot accept organs or player pianos.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA TO DETERMINE IF YOUR PIANO MAY SUIT OUR PROGRAM.
The ideal piano for Pianos for People is:
- in the St. Louis area
- under 50 years old
- in very good condition
- a spinet, console, or studio (we are unable to accept upright pianos that are more than 49 inches tall)
- does not have a player mechanism installed
- located on the first floor of the dwelling, or has access to an elevator
- can be moved over a paved surface with few steps
- not been stored in a garage or non-climate controlled space
- from a non-smoking environment
If this sounds like your piano, please fill out the Piano Donation Application (you will need to find the serial number) and submit 3 photos of the piano, including a front view, an inside view, and a top view of the keys.
Locating the Serial Number
If you have an upright piano, please consult the following diagram:
Or Contact: Danny Ravensberg – firstname.lastname@example.org or Telephone: (314) 285 5852
Donated Pianos as a Tax Deduction
Pianos for People has tax exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; therefore, donations of cash and goods are tax deductible. EIN: 47-4084512
Pianos for People is unable to provide tax advice, and we recommend that you consult a tax specialist to clarify guidelines for donating an instrument. It is the responsibility of the donor to determine the fair market value of the instrument, and for claims of more than $5,000, you must have the instrument formally appraised. As the beneficiary of the donation, IRS regulations prohibit Pianos for People from providing an appraisal. Unless an appraisal is provided to Pianos for People from a third-party technician, the tax receipt will acknowledge the donation with a description of the instrument, without stating a value.
The following IRS links may be useful to you.