Giving Guitars for a Good Cause

Empire Loan and Empire Guitars lends a helping hand


Empire Loan and Empire Guitars owner Jeff Keithline continues to help out charitable organizations, and when there is a music component involved, it adds extra meaning as music has played such a large role in his life. Lucy’s Hearth is a homeless shelter for families in Middletown, and Jeff connected with the Vice Chair Mark Gorman to assist in their children’s music program. Jeff explains, “We made an initial donation of five new Yamaha student model guitars. Mark also put out a call to the community and he got a lot of great response, so I know there were other people in the music community who donated instruments to him.”

For a kid going through tumultuous times, to be able to learn about music and to potentially learn how to play is a great positive outlet. Plus, they get to keep their guitars when they leave the shelter. Jeff continues to donate instruments to Lucy’s Hearth through the Empire Guitars portion of the business.  

August also means it’s time for Empire Loan’s annual August Meltdown Sale. For the first two weeks of the month, all items at Empire Loan will be discounted up to 50 percent off. “We’re doing more with the consumer items: laptops, cameras, video games and even the occasional drone in addition to the large jewelry selection.” The clearance sale is happening at all eight locations throughout New England, so keep checking back to view their entire inventory, which can also be viewed on Empire Loan on Ebay.

Empire Loan and Empire Guitars
1271 North Main Street, Providence | 437-8421
358 Broad Street, Providence | 273-7050