Here Are Some Simple Ways to Give Back During the Holiday Season and Beyond...
Planning Some Shopping on Amazon?
Want a portion of nearly every purchase to go to Music and Kids at no cost to you? Of course, you do!
That's Amazon Smile in a nutshell. Just point your browser (or modify your bookmark) to smile.amazon.com, then choose a charity you want to support. Use this link to point your donations to Music and Kids: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/82
Then just shop like normal. So long as you're doing it via smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of all eligible purchases to your nonprofit. All prices and products are the same as they would be if you bought them at the usual Amazon address.
The only wrinkle is that the Amazon mobile app doesn't currently support this option. So if you shop a lot on your phone, do it in your mobile browser instead. Or, add stuff to your cart in the app, then use the browser to complete the purchase. Either way: easy and free!
Planning to Take Advantage of Giving Tuesday to Give Back?
This year, Facebook is partnering with PayPal to match donations up to $7 million USD to US nonprofits on Facebook. Starting at 5AM Pacific Time (8AM Eastern) on Giving Tuesday, November 27, 2018, Facebook will begin matching donations made to registered non-profits with #GivingTuesday campaigns. That means every dollar you donate becomes two dollars until the $7 million commitment runs out.
Of course, Music and Kids is a registered non-profit on Facebook.
Share Chuck's #GivingTuesday Facebook Donation Post
How To Add Music and Kids to Your "See First" List on Facebook...
Visit our Facebook page, give it a Like (if you haven't already), and set your following preference to "See First" to get all of the great news about Music and Kids at the top of your Facebook feed.
How To Create Your Own Music and Kids Donation Post for #GivingTuesday on Facebook...
Donate Your Change Lets You Donate Every Time You Shop
With the Roundup Program through Donate Your Change, you can give to Music and Kids everytime you make a purchase with a checking or PayPal account or credit/debit card. Simply sign up to create a Donate Your Change RoundUp Giving account and direct your giving to Music and Kids, and you’ll give automatically every time you spend.
We love the easy, organic, ongoing quality of DYC RoundUp Giving. We believe you’ll love how easy it is to give without giving up control. You give as much as you want. You set the limits. You change your setup features as often as you like to accommodate your giving.
For example, if you set your account to round up to the nearest dollar on every debit card transaction, a purchase of $19.72 will be rounded to $20 and Music and Kids will receive the 28 cents. If you have a lot of transactions in one day, you can set a limit to the amount of rounding done per day to whatever total amount per day is comfortable for you and your budget.
You enjoy the satisfaction of knowing you give a little every time you spend to support our mission and work.
Music and Kids is working to fund scholarships for students in Southern California so they can have weekly, one-on-one, afterschool music lessons with a paid, qualified instructor!
We have a goal of giving the 68 students currently on our waiting list the gift of a scholarship to our program for 2019. To do this, we need you to donate to Music and Kids this holiday season. Scholarships to fund weekly lessons for 68 students for a full year will cost approximately $140,000. A lofty goal, yes, but with help from all of you (donate, share with friends, encourage others to donate), we should be able to make it!
Learn more about how you can help Music and Kids provide music lessons for more kids in the Antelope Valley, Southern California, and beyond by clicking on the logo...