Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Friday, April 29, 2022
Thank you Contra Costa Regional Health Foundation!
March 23, 2022
On behalf of the Contra Costa Regional Health Foundation, I am excited to inform you that Guitars Not Guns Contra Costa has been chosen to be the recipient of our Compassion in the Community Award. This motivation behind this award is to honor and bring awareness to organizations that are volunteer based and serve the community with compassion. Organizations are nominated anonymously, and each quarter our Foundation chooses one organization to honor. Guitars Not Guns is our first quarter recipient for 2022.
We would love to schedule a time when we can come and present you with the award, and take some photos and video. There is also a small cash award that we provide with this honor. Please contact me by phone or email and let me know a day/time that works for you.
Congratulations again, and we look forward to meeting you.
Leslie Grgurina | Acting Executive Director
Contra Costa Regional Health Foundation
Pictured from left to right: Deborah McKim Strong, Board Secretary; Jay Kirkland, VP Special Projects; Barbara Anne Gorin, Director; Steve Kennedy, volunteer instructor, Patty Sorensen, secretary, Betty Felton, CC Regional Health Foundation
Thursday, January 27, 2022
Friday, September 10, 2021
Ever heard of an “ear worm?” Check out this interview by one of our Guitars not Guns instructors and gifted musician, Rohan Chandran.
Guitars not Guns Contra Costa County Director/President Barbara Anne Gorin and VP of Special Projects, Jay Kirkland, both also known as “The Breedloves.”
The Black Crowes, brother Chris and Rich Robinson, autographed a beautiful Gibson Les Paul donated to us from Gibson Guitars! Their tour “Shake Your Money Maker,” brought them to the Concord Pavilion on August 23, 2021. Their first tour in 30 years!
Our Director/President, Barbara Anne Gorin, is a gigantic fan of The Black Crowes, and reached out to their management, asking if the “brothers” would sign a guitar. They said, “absolutely!” A big thank you to Mark DiDia and Mark Botting, for helping make this happen!
We will have an upcoming auction in the near future! Stay tuned!
Friday, February 5, 2021
GOOD BYE 2020!! HELLO 2021!!
Overseer of Fundraising and PR
Guitars Not Guns
Guitars Not Guns is a federally exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
Providing guitars and lessons to deserving kids since 2000
A BIG Thank You to the Martinez Music Mafia for your generous donation of $500 to our music program! We look forward to resuming classes at the Martinez library and elsewhere in Contra Costa County when it is safe to do so! We miss teaching our kids and we miss our amazing volunteer instructors. Without the support from our community, such as this awesome donation, our program would not be possible! Happy Holidays to everyone and we look forward to a better and brighter New Year! #martinezmusicmafia #childrensmusiccharity #music#guitarsnotguns #thankful #keepmovingforward #nevergiveuphope #keepmusiclive #guitar #ourfuturegeneration