Instead of showing you our love-themed jewelry for Valentines Day we decided to tell you about a cause that we love instead.
If you follow us on social media you hear us talk a lot about Band of Angels a lot. Who are Band of Angels? Band of Angels is an amazing Kansas City based non-profit organization who collects used music instruments from those who no longer want them and helps make them available to kids in need who couldn’t otherwise afford them. Donated instruments are refurbished and restored to playing condition before given to a student. Cash donations are accepted also, which are used to purchase instruments. With these instruments, students can join their school’s band and orchestra programs. Also, funds raised help send students to summer music camp with full scholarships. To learn more or donate please visit them at www.bandofangelskc.org. Hang Ups in KC partnered with Band of Angels about two years ago. We take instruments that cannot be repaired and make jewelry from them. A generous portion of the sale of every piece of our musical instrument jewelry goes directly back to Band of Angels. If you would like to check out our Band of Angels Collection on our website click here. Here’s a small sampling of what we can do with retired instruments:
Band of Angels has two major fundraisers a year: Heartstrings in February and Art that Blows in June. Last Saturday was the most successful Heartstrings Gala yet. There were approximately 400 attendees who showed up to support this amazing cause. George Shelby was the special guest performer. During his 35 year career he has played saxophone with Beyoncé, Michael McDonald, Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind & Fire, Toto, Bruce Springsteen, Hilary Duff, Bono, Sting, Elton John, Natalie Cole, Chaka Khan, Johnny Mathis, and many others. Joining him on stage were Band of Angels beneficiaries and wonderful spokespeople Morgan & Connor Cravens.
Carolyn & Kristi hanging out with George Shelby
Just click on this link for a peek at Band of Angels Gala 2016 featuring George Shelby and Morgan and Connor Cravens performing.
Here’s a few more photos of this fun event. If you live in the Kansas City area please join us next year. Keep an eye on the Band of Angels website for details. Tickets sell out fast!
We are very passionate about our partnership with Band of Angels and are grateful that our path crossed with Mike Meyer from Meyer Music two years ago. We would like to say thank you to the entire Meyer family for involving us with this amazing organization!
Happy Valentines Day!
Kristi & Carolyn with Valentines Matt & Dwayne