Guitarists For Good

Guitarists for Good is a volunteer, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization that shares its love of music by giving the gift of guitars, with a focus on those places serving the temporarily homeless in our communities.

Email: help@guitaristsforgood.org

Registered Charity: 81-2982742

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About

Guitarists for Good is a volunteer, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization that shares its love of music by giving the gift of guitars, with a focus on those places serving the temporarily homeless in our communities. We find that the healing power of music offers peace of mind, the ability to cope with struggles, and comfort during a shelter stay.

To share the comfort of music

Our Mission

To share the comfort of music

 

Our Vision

Guitarists for Good shares its love of music by giving the gift of guitars, with a focus on those places serving the temporarily homeless in our communities. We find that the healing power of music offers peace of mind, the ability to cope with struggles, and comfort during a shelter stay.

Meet The Board

Sandy Green
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After her daughter Amy and granddaughter, Silja Mae moved away in 2015, Sandy decided to try to keep the sadness at bay by trying her hand at guitar. A few months later, with a few chords under her belt, she was introduced to Wayne’s guitar Meetup community and was immediately met with love and acceptance. One month later, she picked the name Guitarists for Good and started talking about the good we guitarists could accomplish — together. A visit on Valentine's Day, 2016, to see her little sister with Big Brother’s Big Sisters (who was staying at a Raleigh teen homeless shelter), was the turning point. She learned that they had no instruments and decided to find some. She invited her new guitar community over for the first Kampfire Karaoke group jam — led by former board member- Wayne Mills, and by the end of that night 5 guitars and several hundred dollars were pledged. Guitarists for Good was a thing. Sandy is the Event Manager at Local Government Federal Credit Union, in Raleigh. Meanwhile, back in Kansas, her daughter Amy and granddaughter Silja Mae — who serves Guitarists for Good as an honorary Youth Ambassador, make sure Gigi maintains her cool factor. Sandy was born in Kansas, moved to NC in 2006, and has been singing since she was born.

Charles M. Frangis II
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Nelson Gay
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Nelson grew up in Floyd, VA; a small town nestled in SW VA, home of the famous Friday Night Jamboree and where Nelson learned his love for music. After college at Radford University Nelson moved to Charlotte and began his finance career, now 18 years later, he’s back in North Carolina, living in Cary and working as a Director of Finance for Advance Auto Parts. Having lived in places like Charlotte, Baltimore, Northern California, and Miami Nelson has seen all types of culture and local music scenes; looking to put down roots and make a home Nelson has joined the board of directors for Guitarist for Good. Fondly called N G-Money by GfG staff, his favorite songs include: Money, Take the Money and Run, and Can’t Buy Me Love.

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