Music Store Shows Sweet Charity

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

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CARMICHAEL, CA (MPG) - Tim's Music Store in Carmichael has broken its own philanthropic record by gathering 670 pounds of food to donate to local food closets.

Established in its Carmichael location two years ago, the instrument sales and repair shop boasts its own recital hall. For the past two years, visitors have been encouraged to bring non-perishable groceries in lieu of admission for clinics and performances. 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 2019 drive began, the food has stacked up. Owner Scott Mandeville’s staff recently delivered the collection – 70 pounds greater than the 2018 yield – to 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. “Artists tend to be compassionate people,” he considers. “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 food bank donations before the 2019 Christmas holidays. Anyone may assist the effort by taking non-perishable items to Tim’s Music, at 6818-B Fair Oaks Boulevard.