We rely on your support

Because our program is 100% tuition-free for all of our students, we rely on financial contributions and in-kind donations of string instruments to keep the music going. Your gifts make an incredible impact on the lives and futures of those we serve. The cost of of our program for each student per year is between $5,000 and $7,000, depending on age and level. That's a significant portion of many of our families' yearly income. If you're interested in making a donation click here.

Ways to give

Instrument Donations

Music Haven relies on donations of violins, violas, and cellos of all sizes. Each of our students is provided with an instrument free of charge. If you are interested in making an instrument donation, please contact the Director of Operations and Outreach, Milda McClain (milda@musichavenct.org) and fill out the form below. We are especially looking for a fractional size double bass!

(*If you would like to donate instrument supplies such as music stands, strings, cases for instruments, or other supplies, please email Yaira. Unfortunately, WE DO NOT ACCEPT PIANO DONATIONS at this time.)

Name *
Address *
Phone Number *
Phone Number
Date of Donation Drop-off *
Date of Donation Drop-off
Instrument *
Does the instrument have a bow? *
Does the instrument have an appraisal that you can provide to Music Haven? *

Become a Volunteer

People wishing to volunteer with students must be willing to authorize a background check. 

I am over 18 and willing to authorize a background check. *
Name *
Date of Birth *
Date of Birth
Address *
Phone *
What are you interested in? *

Everyday Giving Opportunities


Helping Hands Community Thrift Store & Furniture Bank

Donate your gently used items and shop for fabulous thrift store finds, all to benefit Music Haven! Just mention you are donating and/or shopping to support Music Haven, and Helping Hands will donate a portion of the re-sale proceeds to us. Helping Hands is located at 334 Boston Post Road, Orange, Connecticut.

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Matching Gifts

Many corporations have matching gift programs and will match your donation to an accredited charitable organization. It’s an easy way to double or even triple the impact of your personal contribution!

If your employer has a matching program in place, just ask for a copy of your company’s matching gift form, and mail it with your contribution to our address below.

Music Haven’s EIN is 01-0870395.


Special Occasion and Wedding Gifts

Do you have a special event in your life coming up?  Make it even more special by asking your guests to support our students at Music Haven as their gift in your honor. 

Contact Mandi Jackson for more information.

Stock Gifts

Making stock gifts can be a tax–advantaged way to support Music Haven. Please note the following important information: To make a stock gift you will need to contact your bank or broker and provide them with our account at the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven.

Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support Music Haven every time you shop, at no cost to you. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible Amazon purchases to the charity of your choice. AmazonSmile works the same as Amazon.com and offers the same products, same prices, same service. Just go to AmazonSmile.com and select Music Haven as your designated recipient, and AmazonSmile does the rest. It’s a win-win!

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EBAY Giving

Selling something on eBay? Donate a percentage of the final sale — up to 100% — to Music Haven. Clean out that closet, basement or attic. You can sell practically anything on eBay in support of Music Haven.

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