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Instrument Donation 

ESYO collects and repairs gently-used band and orchestral instruments in playable and good cosmetic condition. We then place them in the hands of our students who are eager to play but cannot afford an instrument.

To donate and instrument, please contact the ESYO office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 518.382.7581 to arrange delivery. Cases, bows, metronomes, tuners and music stands are also greatly needed. We do not accept pianos, organs or accordions.

The donor is responsible for estimating the value of the instrument. If verification is needed for tax purposes, please consult a qualified musical instrument appraiser before making a donation. In-kind donations to ESYO are 100% tax deductible.

Online Shopping:  You pay for your purchase – the merchant pays the donation.

Shop online through the web sites below and your purchases will generate a donation to support ESYO!   You don’t pay any more – in fact, you may pay less with some of the discounts available.
And some purchases may generate cashback to you! and iGive allow you to shop from a huge number of stores – many of them already very familiar to you!
Amazon Smile brings you the same wide selection as you find on
Empire State Youth Orchestra is registered on these sites:

Shop at and earn money for ESYO and possible cashback!  Shop for all kinds of products  such as clothing, TVs, lawn care products, cell phones, baby products,  sports equipment,  back-to-school supplies, and so much more – even groceries!  Hundreds of stores to choose from – many are familiar names!  Just go to for the unique portal for Empire State Youth Orchestras.  Added feature:  personal shopping consultant you can contact on-line to help with any questions about the products and using the site.
Visit and shop at the 1600+ stores you already know. A percentage of what you  spend is donated to ESYO (on average 3%). The stores pay for it all – you never pay more, and sometimes you pay less with discounts and coupons. (adapted from  Empire State Youth Orchestras is registered with iGive.