Austin Guitars teamed with Mozingo Music to donate 14 guitars to the Play It Forward STL Organization for underprivileged kids. Based in St. Louis, Play It Forward works with other charitable organizations to provide for the needs of children in the St. Louis metro area.
“I was contacted by longtime friend and local celebrity, Johnny Holzum, of the band Well Hungarians and the John T. Holzum Foundation about helping this great organization,” said Rich Dumstorff, VP of SLM Marketplace. “After looking at the website, we realized that our good friends at Mozingo Music here in St. Louis have been longtime supporters of Play It Forward. It’s a natural fit for us to work with them to help Play It Forward with this incredible endeavor.”
Austin presented the guitars at the Children’s Home and Aid office in Granite City, Ill., during the Play it Forward “Liam’s Christmas Guitars event. Liam’s Christmas Guitars’ goal is to provide new acoustic guitars to teenagers who currently reside within Foster Care programs.
Liam’s Christmas Guitars is perfectly in line with the Play It Forward Foundation’s overall mission; to provide musical instruments to under-funded music programs. The charity was established in 2006 and quickly developed a solid reputation within their community of educators, music programs, students, parents and within social service agencies.