Some music CDs are played again and again, and even after years of listening they never become boring. Others become old after being played umpteen times. Sometimes the genre becomes unappealing. Other titles are not as expected from the very beginning, and they are never even played. However, one man`s musical annoyance is another man`s favorite tune. For this reason alone, music is worth passing along. If music CDs are in good condition, give the discs to someone else instead of just throwing them away. Consider the following worthy places to donate music CDs, and give them away to others that will greatly appreciate the selections you no longer want.
Donate to a Library
Libraries lend many different types of media including movies and music, and when looking for places to donate compact discs, call your local library. If they have extra shelf space, chances are they will be happy to receive free CDs to lend to library patrons. If they cannot use the CDs they might want them anyway. Many items they do not want can be sold to the public. Some libraries have a permanent section of books, magazines, movies, and music CDs available for nominal prices.
Donate to a Local Shelter for the Homeless
Give a gift of music to people less fortunate. Instead of throwing away old or unwanted compact discs, contact a local shelter for the homeless, and ask if they could use them. Music adds pleasure to people’s lives, and those with very little would be more than happy to have music CDs that others do not want.
Donate to a School
When looking for places to donate unwanted CDs, contact the music department of local middle schools and high schools. Even the band might have a use for old music CDs, depending upon the selections. They can be used for band programs, dances, school radio station broadcasts, and more.
Donate to a Church Rummage Sale
One of the best places to donate used CDs is churches that regularly host rummage sales – if they have a place for temporary storage. If not, hang onto unwanted CDs, and make a donation when they begin accepting items that could be sold to raise funds. Make sure that donated titles are not labeled as explicit before giving them away to anyone that could find them offensive.