In 2015, I bought a cheap and terrible guitar from a local music store's clearance rack. It was terrible. I didn't realize it was so bad until I got it home, but that said it was $50 (Canadian... so like $10 in real money :) . I worked on that guitar for a week and brought it up to a playable and enjoyable standard that would make any beginner happy. So, I found someone in need and gave them the guitar. It made them so happy that it touch my heart. I decided I would do that same process again, then again, then again. Music is Love the guitar charity was born. So, I put out a call for used and broken instruments (mostly guitars) and I would volunteer my time repairing the instruments, changing the strings, cleaning them up then giving them away to people with disabilities or low income situations. I managed to distribute a lot of guitars and a few other instruments with generous donations from the likes of local musicians and 90's folk-pop star Lisa Loeb (who sent me a massive box of new guitar strings.) This photo gallery contains the photos of a small portion of the recipients and donors that were a part of my project. In 2018, I retired the official capacity of Music Is Love, but I still love bringing new life to old guitars and various musical things in my spare time. It's a wonderful feeling to share the gift of music that has brought me so much joy and peace in an often overwhelming world.