Replace Dave Kropf's Stolen Gear

$4,075 of $10k goal

Raised by 72 people in 3 months
Shannon Kropf
on behalf of Dave Kropf
 ORLANDO, FL
Wish List Updated!
Please see the wish list for items still needed. Look below for what's been so generously donated already, and to read the story of the theft.

Replaced Through Generous Donations
- DW Performance Bop Kit
- SKB Hard Shell Cases
- SKB Cymbal Vault
- Aquarrian Custom Drum Heads
- Peter Erskine Stand-Alone Stick Bag
- Assorted Sticks, Mallets, and Brushes
Please check out the "Updates" section for pics!



What Happened...
Dave's drum gear was stolen from his car as it was parked in our driveway. He lost his favorite drum kit, two complete sets of valuable cymbals, all his drum and cymbal cases, his drum throne, and even his stick bag. Everything is gone.

Many of you have been blessed by Dave Kropf's playing, compassion, wisdom, and kindness over the years. This is a critical time to return the love and kindness and show Dave your support!


It's difficult to describe the emotional impact of losing his Zildian Constantiople cymbals, curated over time and hand-picked for each cymbal's unique sound.



The Mapex Micro drum kit has been his pride and joy for nearly 20 years. Nothing can replace the memories he has of countless gigs on this kit. But we can show him our love and support by helping to replace it.



As you all know, this is how Dave makes a living. It's not a hobby. It's not even just a job. Dave lives and breathes music, and works tirelessly to pass along his wisdom and love for excellence to others.

While we've filed a police report and will be scouting pawn shops and Craig's List, unfortunately, the likelihood of getting the gear back is small.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for any help, love, and prayers you can send our way. I know it will be returned to you!

Much love to you all,

Shannon Kropf

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Update 6
Posted by Shannon Kropf
3 months ago
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The new drum set arrived yesterday! It looks and sounds amazing. Though Dave would never have willingly replaced the kit that was stolen, we're delighted that this is an upgrade. Through you all, what was stolen has been "returned," even more abundantly!

We are still hoping to replace two sets of cymbals. Please continue to share our campaign needs! It's been incredible to see your love and support in so tangible a way.

Many blessings poured out to you,

Shannon
Dave is floored by the new kit. Thanks!!
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Update 5
Posted by Shannon Kropf
3 months ago
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Dave is grateful for your contributions. He's been able to replace his drum cases! These were $1,000 just by themselves. Talk about sticker shock.

We are still hoping to replace the two sets of cymbals that were taken. This is our next big hurdle. Please continue to share the campaign and consider donating.

It's difficult to find words to convey how deeply grateful we are for your help! Thank you.
Grateful for replaced cases!
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Update 4
Posted by Shannon Kropf
3 months ago
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Thank you for your support in spirit and with financial gifts. What was heartbreaking has turned into a blessing!

Please consider sharing our campaign on Facebook and Twitter. We are about a third of the way to our goal and still have lots of gear to replace, including drum cases, cymbals, and more. We are deeply grateful for your support!
Dave and friends at an Orlando gig.
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Update 3
Posted by Shannon Kropf
3 months ago
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Thanks to your AMAZING outpouring of love and support, we've been able to replace Dave's stolen drum set. And it's an UPGRADE because his previous kit is no longer made. God restores more abundantly than we can think or imagine!

We'll share pictures and video of it on Wednesday when it arrives. We are still hoping to replace both of his sets of cymbals, drum cases, stick bags, drum sticks, saxophone, and even prescription glasses. Please keep sharing the campaign!

We are absolutely overwhelmed and humbled by your generosity. You are actively restoring our faith in humanity!
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$4,075 of $10k goal

Raised by 72 people in 3 months
Created January 13, 2017
Shannon Kropf  
on behalf of Dave Kropf
$25
Anonymous
2 months ago
$50
Anonymous
2 months ago
TH
$24
Tim Harrison
2 months ago

Oh, c'mon... we gotta tick over to $4k here, folks... :)

SM
$50
Steve MacKinnon
3 months ago
MW
$100
Matthew & Morgan Ward
3 months ago

We want to see you get some cymbals!

PC
$20
Portia Clowdis
3 months ago
SW
$50
Simon Wunderlin
3 months ago

Dave, go and get those cymbals :)

SS
$25
Steven Smith
3 months ago
AH
$60
Alan Harris
3 months ago
JB
$20
Jeromey Balderrama
3 months ago
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