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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.

Traditional Check Donation

Please make checks payable to:  Arrowbear Music Associates

Print out the Donation Form

 

Mail to:  Arrowbear Music Associates

                 PO Box 1294

                 Lakewood CA 90714-1294

Traditional Donation
PayPal

PayPal & Credit Cards

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We can accept donations through PayPal whether

you have an account with PayPal or not.

You can use any credit card or debit 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 six

alumni who are donating automatically

every month through this program. 

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Zelle

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You can easily send a donation through Zelle. Just scan the convenient QR Code using your banking app, or you can type in our email address:  arrowbearmusicassociates@gmail.com

Donations through Zelle are secure and free of fees for you and for us. Donations are deposited directly into our business bank account. We receive an email from our bank letting us know you've donated.

 

Sign up for a Zelle account through your own bank.

Zelle is the easiest of all the donation options to use.

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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

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Employee Deductions

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, Front Door, America Online Giving, Blackbaud, United Way, 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. 

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Matching Grants

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, Schwab Charitable, United Way, 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.

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Stock Donations

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. 

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Facebook

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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 has partnered with PayPal Giving Fund. Donations are deposited electronically into Arrowbear Music Associates' PayPal account at the end of each month.  All donations are tax deductible.

How Do I Set it Up?

1.  Select "Menu" on the right side of your Facebook page. It may be a block of nine dots. You can also type "fundraisers" into the search window. The logo for Facebook fundraisers is a yellow circle with a red heart inside.

2.  Scroll down to "Fundraisers" and click on it.

3.  Click on the blue bar -  "Raise Money"   OR

4.  Click on the blue bar with "Select Non-Profit".

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. 

We have received $805 in donations through Facebook fundraisers so far in 2024. We are grateful to everyone who sets up a fundraiser and to those who donate.

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It's easy to set up a fundraiser for our organization on Instagram. Instagram collects the donations and sends them to the PayPal Giving Fund. The donations electronically deposited into our PayPal account at the end of each month. All donations are tax deductible.

How do I set it up?

1.  Hit the + sign as you would normally.

2.  Select "Fundraiser" at the bottom of the choices. 

3.  Type "Arrowbear Music Associates" into the Search window and select it.

4.  Answer the questions and post your fundraiser. You're all set.

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Music Lessons for

Young Musicians through

Long Beach Gives

September 19, 2024

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We are excited to share with you that Arrowbear Music Associates is once again participating with over 200 non-profits in Long Beach Gives on September 19, 2024. 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 $60 each. We’ve decided to try to help meet this need.

This is the third year we've partnered 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 for the 2024-2025 school year. We are currently supporting private lessons for 16 middle school-age students and eight high school-age students. 

You can help by making a donation on September 19. You can help even more by becoming a matching donor. Donate an amount to this program and challenge others to match your donation. Contact Laura at arrowbearmusicassociates@gmail.com if you'd like to be a matching donor.

This year's event will be September 19, 2024,

but you can donate to this program at any time during the year.

Just let us know you'd like your donation to be

applied to this scholarship program.

LB Gives

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement that emphasizes opportunities to give back to communities and worthy causes. It was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. It has grown into a global movement that inspires millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

Arrowbear Music Associates participated

last year on November 28, 2023. 

We raised $95 for summer music camp scholarships

thanks to the generosity of our donors.

Giving Tuesday 2024 will take place on

Tuesday, December 3, 2024.

Donations are processed through Fundraisers

on both our Facebook and Instagram pages.

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December 3, 2024

 2021 Scholarship Recipients

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