Austin Guitars & Mozingo Music Donate 14 Guitars to Play it Forward Charity Event

Posted on December 14, 2018

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI – Austin Guitars has some excellent holiday news, proudly teaming 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,” Says 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 IL during the Play it Forward “Liam’s Christmas Guitars ™ event.  Liam’s Christmas Guitars’ goal is to provide brand 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.  

To learn more and contribute visit the Play it Forward website:

For more information or to become a dealer call your St. Louis Music representative at 314-727-4512 or email [email protected]  

{Pictured: Rich Dumstorff, Jeff Mozingo, Honesty (Giveaway Recipient) }

St. Louis Music is one of the largest general distributors of musical instruments and accessories in North America. SLM is the owner of Alvarez, Austin and Sigma Guitars, Knilling String Instruments, E.K. Blessing, DEG Lyres, Zonda Brasswinds and Reeds and Hamilton stands. The company is also the exclusive USA distributor of Dixon Drums and Hardware, and P. Mauriat Brass and Woodwinds. SLM distributes over 250 brands of accessories to music stores across the USA.

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