Music Store Demonstrates Art and Heart

CARMICHAEL, CA (MPG)  |  Story and photo by Susan Maxwell Skinner
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Tim’s Music owner Scott Mandeville (center) and staff show the results of a food drive conducted in the Carmichael store. The donations assist local food banks.

Tim's Music Promotes Wellness Through Music

CARMICHAEL, CA (MPG) - Since music is the food for love, music supporters are spreading love through food donations to Tim’s Music Store. Established in a new Carmichael location last year, the instrument sales and repair shop boasts its own recital hall. Visitors are encouraged to bring non-perishable groceries in lieu of admission for clinics and performances. These donations assist local food banks.

Tim’s staffers also kick in a few dollars a day for snacks in their break room. Their cash adds to an in-house fund to buy more food. In seven months since the 2018 drive began, more than 600 pounds of food has stacked up. Owner Scott Mandeville’s staff recently delivered the yield to the Sunrise Food Bank, a Citrus Heights agency that aids the homeless and families in need.

The store’s stated mission is to promote “wellness in society through music education and performance.” Sales Director Jim Hart feels this vision fits the staff’s humanitarian efforts. “Music and art are all about feelings,” he considers.  “Artists tend to be compassionate people. We’re delighted at the support this food drive has received from the musical community, as well as from our clients and employees.”

Store staffers hope to assemble more groceries for food bank donations before 2018 Christmas holidays. Anyone may assist the effort by taking non-perishable items to Tim’s Music, at 6818-B Fair Oaks Boulevard in Carmichael.