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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 & 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 seven

alumni who are donating automatically

every month through this program. 

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Amazon discontinued the AmazonSmile program on February 20, 2023. Purchases made on AmazonSmile through February 20 still counted toward donations to our organization.

We recently received a donation of $396.56 for AmazonSmile

purchases made in October through December 2022.

AmazonSmile will send another donation for purchases

made from January 1 to February 20, 2023.

We have received $4,938.56 to date in donations since we 

registered for the AmazonSmile program in 2015.

Many thanks to the 243 alumni and friends who

registered and made purchases on AmazonSmile over the years.

You made a difference.


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

Online Bil Pay

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, 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.

Match Grant

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. 



  • Facebook

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 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. 

We have received $2,237.50 in donations through Facebook so far in 2022 with more donations expected in November and December. Thank you to alumni who have participated.

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Music Lessons for

Young Musicians through

Long Beach Gives

September 22, 2022

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 22. 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. We raised $2,307.32 this year for private lessons.

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. We are currently providing private lessons for one student at each of the district’s Middle and K-8 Schools. Nineteen young musicians are participating for the Fall Semester 2022.

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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

this year on November 29, 2022. 

We raised $1,121 for summer music camp scholarships

thanks to the generosity of our donors.


November 29, 2022

 2021 Scholarship Recipients

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