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 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 eight
alumni who are donating automatically
every month through this program.
It's easy to set up a fundraiser for our organization on Instagram. There are no fees for you or the donors. All donations are tax deductible. Instagram collects the donations and sends them to Network for Good at the end of the month. Network for Good deposits the donations electronically into our checking account within 45 - 75 days.
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.
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, 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.
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 "Menu" on the left side of your Facebook page. It may be a block of nine dots.
2. Scroll down to "Fundraisers" under Community Resources and click on it.
3. Find "Raise Money for a Nonprofit" at the top of the page under Raise Money.
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 $1,066.00 in donations through Facebook so far in 2023 with more donations expected in November and December. We are grateful to everyone who sets up a fundraiser and to those who donate.
Music Lessons for
Young Musicians through
Long Beach Gives
September 21, 2023
We are excited to share with you that Arrowbear Music Associates was selected again as one of over 200 non-profits to participate in Long Beach Gives on September 21, 2023. What does that mean? It means that many more alumni and supporters of music education had the opportunity to donate to help young Long Beach musicians receive private music lessons during the school year. We raised $3,099.59 this year for private lessons through Long Beach Gives 2023.
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.
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 was to raise $5,000 to pay for private lessons for as many students as we can for the 2023-2024 school year. We are currently supporting private lessons for 19 middle school-age students – one at each of the Long Beach Unified Middle and K-8 schools. We added private lessons for 1-2 students at each of the Long Beach high schools in the Fall 2023.
Next year's event will be September 20, 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.
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 29, 2022.
We raised $1,121 for summer music camp scholarships
thanks to the generosity of our donors.
Giving Tuesday 2023 will take place on
Tuesday, November 28, 2023.
Donations are processed for free through a
Fundraiser on our Facebook group page.