Play It Forward, a Michael Allen Harrison organization, helps young people realize their potential for greatness and creativity by providing musical instruments, instruction and inspiring performance opportunities to students throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Your donations amplify our efforts to find and foster tomorrow’s leaders, innovators, and global change-makers among those who, historically, have not had access to the growth opportunities that come from learning a musical instrument.
In the last two years alone, we have found happy homes with students and schools for over 200 gently-used instruments that were donated by the community.
We have provided lessons to more than 262 students and delivered 4,716 hours (9,432 lessons) of music instruction to children in the Portland area.
We provide inspiring performance opportunities, including our end-of-the-year recital, where students get the applause and trophies they earned!
Experts on music and learning say playing an instrument can be more than just fun, music education is also a key to unlocking a child’s mental and social potential.
Check back soon for more details on events happening in 2023 to support Play It Forward.
We make it as easy as possible for you to gift your instrument to a young student in need. Simply complete our online form and we will connect to coordinate the donation.
Please consider helping us remove barriers to musical education for all children. We are a qualified charitable organization under IRC Sec 501c(3), Tax ID # 82-1708155.