HOW CAN I HELP?
There are several ways you can help send a young musician or singer to a summer music camp. We gladly accept checks, but for some of you, writing a check, addressing an envelope, and locating a stamp is too time consuming or just flat-out "old school." There are lots of other ways you can help us help young musicians. Take a look below!
Arrowbear Music Associates is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations may be tax deductible, but you should consult your tax advisor for details.
PayPal & Credit Cards
We can accept donations through PayPal whether you have an account with PayPal or not. You can use any credit card for a donation by using the PayPal link below. PayPal also offers an option to set up an automatic recurring monthly donation amount. It's easy! There are currently five alumni who are donating automatically
every month through this program.
Do you shop on Amazon? Well, here’s an easy way to use Amazon AND help Arrowbear Music Associates at the same time. Just shop at www.smile.amazon.com instead of regular Amazon.
Our specific charity link is http://smile.amazon.com/ch/95-3253693
Once you register and select Arrowbear Music Associates as your charitable organization, it’s just like shopping on Amazon except that AMA will receive 0.05% of your purchase as a donation! There is NO cost to you.
Just login with the same login and password that you use on regular Amazon. If you’re on Facebook or other social media, please share with your friends when you purchase something. That will advertise to other Arrowbearites that they can help send kids to a summer music camp by shopping at AmazonSmile.
We’ve received a total of $665.63 in donations since the last newsletter for a total of $2,739.93 since we signed up in 2014. There are currently 221 people registered to help us on AmazonSmile. Can we make it 250? Many thanks to those of you who are already registered! We are so grateful for your support.
What is AmazonSmile?
The AmazonSmile Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private foundation created by Amazon to administer the AmazonSmile program. All donation amounts generated by the AmazonSmile program are remitted to the AmazonSmile Foundation. In turn, the AmazonSmile Foundation donates those amounts to the charitable organizations selected by its customers.
Online Bill Pay
Set up our organization as a "bill" in your online banking platform. You can initiate a donation when it's convenient for you, or you can set it up as a monthly donation.
No stamps required!
Arrowbear Music Associates
PO Box 1294
Lakewood CA 90714-1294
Many employers allow their employees to sign up for payroll deductions that benefit an approved charity. Employers such as Allstate, Bank of America, and Boeing often partner with companies who help them with their employee donation programs. Employers may partner with Benevity, Network for Good, Your Cause, CyberGrants, or EasyMatch. We are already registered with all of these programs.
Check with your employer to see if you can arrange for a monthly automatic deduction. We are willing to fill out any necessary paperwork to register with your employer.
Our organization's EIN is 95-3253693.
Many companies offer matching grant programs that will match your donation to an approved charity. We've received matching grants from Boeing, Bank of America, Northrop Grumman, Allstate, Microsoft, Disney, and Google. Often these companies partner with other companies who actually administer the matching grant program for them. Our organization is already registered with Benevity, Network for Good, Your Cause, Cybergrants, and Schwab Charitable, and EasyMatch.
Check with your employer to see if they have a matching grant program. We are willing to fill out any necessary paperwork to register with your employer.
Our organization's EIN is 95-3253693.
Arrowbear Music Associates has a brokerage account with Vanguard. We can accept stock donations through Vanguard. This donation option has great tax advantages for you and benefits us too.
Contact Laura Kusaba at arrowbearmusicassociates@gmail for more information.
Facebook offers an option for users to set up a fundraising page to support a nonprofit organization. Some people ask their friends and family to give to a charity rather than purchasing a gift for a birthday, anniversary, or other milestone event.
Facebook collects the donations and sends them to Network for Good at the end of each month. Network for Good deposits the donations electronically into Arrowbear Music Associates' checking account.
How Do I Set it Up?
1. Select "See More" on the left side of your Facebook page.
2. Scroll down to "Fundraiser" and click on it.
3. Find "Raise Money for a Nonprofit" in the center of the page.
4. Click on the blue bar with "Select NonProfit".
5. Type "Arrowbear Music Associates" in the search window and select it.
6. Answer the questions and post your fundraiser. It's ready to go!
Facebook will post periodically on your page how much you've raised to date and how close you are to reaching the fundraising goal you set.
Music Lessons for Young Musicians through
Long Beach Gives
September 23, 2021
We are excited to share with you that Arrowbear Music Associates was selected as one of just over 200 non-profits to participate in Long Beach Gives on September 23. What does that mean? It means that many more alumni and supporters of music education will have the opportunity to donate to help young Long Beach musicians receive private music lessons during the school year.
Our Scholarship Committee has noted how many of the young musicians who apply for a scholarship do not have the benefit of private music lessons. Their families just can’t afford the expense of weekly lessons that cost anywhere from $25 to $50 each. We’ve decided to try to help meet this need.
We are partnering with the music teachers of Long Beach Unified to identify young musicians who would flourish musically with the support of private lessons. Our goal is to raise $5,000 to pay for private lessons for as many students as we can beginning in the fall when schools reopen for the new school year.
We raised $1,569.70 on September 23. Thank you to everyone who donated. We hope to participate again next year in 2022.