Play it Forward is a St. Louis based program which began in 2006. Their mission - ensure each child in St. Louis is provided with the opportunity to discover his or her musical talents. This was done by encouraging people to donate usable musical instrument that they no longer used. These instruments were cleaned and repaired to a playable condition. The instruments were then distributed to underprivileged children and lower income school music programs that didn't have them in their budget. In 2015 they expanded to Springfield with the Play it Forward SWMO chapter. You can visit their web site at www.playitforwardstl.org. Below are some of the people that make it happen in St Louis.