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Viola Bank Recipient Responsibilities
Recipients of loans from the American Viola Society’s Viola Bank are expected to be AVS members in good standing at the time of the loan application or may submit a membership application in conjunction with the loan application. Recipients must acquire instrument insurance and provide proof of insurance to the AVS National Office prior to receiving the instrument.
During the term of the loan, recipients are responsible for maintaining the instrument in good repair.
Loans are typically for a one-year period from the date it is shipped from the Viola Bank. Loans may be renewed for a second year by requesting an extension of the loan in writing to the Viola Bank; postmarked no later than 90 days prior to the culmination of the loan. Recipients are expected to return the instrument within two weeks of the end of the loan period.
How to Donate
The AVS Viola Bank provides opportunities for musicians, music lovers, and other supporters of the American Viola Society to make tax-deductible contributions of instruments, bows, adjustable viola cases, sets of strings, and tax-deductible monetary contributions for maintenance and repair.
To prepare a viola for shipping, proper instrument packing instructions are provided below.
To support the AVS Viola Bank with a monetary donation, please click HERE. If you would like to donate an instrument, bow, adjustable viola case, or set of strings to the AVS Viola Bank, please email email@example.com.