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OCTOBER 7, 2019 – National Pawn has donated $2,000 and thousands of dollars’ worth of musical instruments to the Band and Orchestra Program at Diggs-Latham Elementary.
“Their CEO, Bob Moulton, along with representatives of National Pawn, visited our school on Sept. 27 to present the gift to our third, fourth, and fifth-graders,” said Amanda Gordon, the art teacher who serves as the school’s Magnet Coordinator.
“Mr. Moulton said when he was a child, he dreamed of joining the band but his parents could not afford and instrument. He hopes this donation will help this dream come true for one of our students.”
National Pawn donated more than 100 musical instruments. The school received trumpets, saxophones, clarinets, flutes, trombones, drums, guitars and recorders.
"This is just a natural growth of what we've been building here the last two, three, four, five years here," said Rick Sigler, the music and band teacher at Diggs-Latham Elementary.
“When we first began donating instruments to schools nine years ago, we had no idea just how great the needs in North Carolina schools would be," Moulton told television station WXII. "Every year, we are touched by stories from teachers, parents and students themselves about how these instruments inspired a love of learning and sense of community with fellow classmates. It's an honor to provide Diggs-Latham Elementary School students with these resources, and we look forward to continuing to support these programs for years to come. "
Since 2010, National Pawn has donated more than 3,700 instruments and $66,000 to North Carolina schools.