Barnes & Noble Northgate holds benefit event for Music4Life™

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Barnes and Noble Northgate store

Barnes and Noble Northgate has dedicated the weekend of May 20-22, 2016 as a benefit for Music4Life, the Seattle-based program that provides ready-to-play musical instruments to public school students who need them.

Anyone who purchases a book, Nook, cheesecake, or other item online through the Northgate store or in person at the Northgate store during that weekend and uses a special voucher (below) will have up to 20 percent of their purchase -- at no additional cost -- donated to Music4Life.

No voucher? Ask the sales clerk to enter voucher number 11833530 on the sales slip before the sale is rung up.

“We are so excited to be working with Music4Life on this fund raising project,” says Janet Qualiotto of Barnes and Noble Northgate. “Barnes and Noble is dedicated to the communities that we serve. Music4Life's objective matches Barnes and Noble's goals of supporting children, literacy and the arts. The match is perfect. This event allows supporters to reach out to their family and friends. It is easy and fun way to support Music4Life.”

Live student entertainment is being arranged in the Northgate store for most of the weekend.

“We are very appreciative of this help for kids who need it and for the community spirit that Barnes and Noble is displaying,” says Music4Life President/CEO David Endicott. 
“Many students can’t get the educational benefits that come with participation in instrumental music programs. The free-and-reduced-lunch rate in some of our schools reaches as high as 80 percent.” 

Music4Life™ provides musical instruments to participating schools for students in need. The Seattle-based non-profit acquires “lovingly used” musical instruments from adults who no longer need them, gets them repaired and then provides them to participating public school districts for use by students in need. Besides Seattle Public Schools, Music4Life also operates programs supporting Edmonds, Highline, Mukilteo and Shoreline Public Schools. The program acquires used instruments from adults who understand that their highest and best use is to put them back into play. With adequate resources, Music4Life also buys new musical instruments for school districts.

For more information or to donate an instrument to Music4Life, contact , call 206-409-3275 or go to the website. Instrument donation forms are available here, as well as at designated instrument drop-off sites.

Print off the voucher and present it before your purchase is rung up 
or include it in your online order.

Music4Life™ is supported in part by grants from the Hazel Miller Foundation, First Choice Health; 4Culture (the former Seattle-King County Arts Commission); the Shoreline-based Knossos Foundation; various local Rotary and Kiwanis clubs; the Highline Schools Foundation; Nina McLemore LLC; as well as by the law firm of Garvey Schubert Barer; Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Rafael Carrabba Violins, the Newspapers in Education Program of The Seattle Times, Cascade Symphony Orchestra, Randy Oxford Entertainment, the Edmonds Center for the Arts, 88.5 KPLU Radio, Kennelly Keys Music stores, Music and Arts stores, Hammond Ashley Violins in Issaquah, the Guitar Center stores, Barnes and Noble and others.


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