Ready to give your spare change?
Today, when you go to the grocery store, dine at a restaurant or make a purchase with a checking account, PayPal account, or credit/debit card, you can be giving to Music and Kids.
When you sign up to create a Donate Your Change RoundUp Giving account and direct your giving to us, 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. You enjoy the satisfaction of knowing you give a little every time you spend to support our mission and work.
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.
If each of our 1,000 Music and Kids supporters creates a Donate Your Change RoundUp Giving account and rounds up just $1 a day for one year, we’ll raise $365,000. One hundred percent of the revenue raised from rounding up through Donate Your Change will go to providing music lesson scholarships for youth between the ages of 10–18.
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Music & Kids is a non-profit 501c3, so it will be a tax deduction for you or your business!
Chuck Murphy and NapyNap, an acoustic duo, will be performing all over Antelope Valley at venues, festivals, and events to raise friends and funds for Music and Kids.
Music and Kids is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established to bridge the growing gap between government-funded educational programs in music and private funding.
Our goal is to enroll 1000 kids in the Antelope Valley of California and beyond in one-on-one, after school music lessons with qualified teachers. Through fundraising and sponsorships by local, regional, and national businesses and foundations, Music and Kids is bringing money into the economy of the Antelope Valley by providing funding for AV teachers to work with talented AV students allowing the students to develop their vocal and instrumental talents, as well as their knowledge of music theory and performance skills. Music and Kids is raising awareness of the need for and benefits of music education through promotional efforts in the community, as well as providing opportunities for people to come together through the love and joy of sharing music. Support from the community, including volunteerism and donations, is always needed to allow Music and Kids to serve more students as our program and our waiting list of student participants continue to grow.
We are so pleased to report that the first promotional event for Music and Kids was a great success! On March 10 and 11, the first Jr Star Search Competition took place at the Almond Blossom Festival in George Lane Park in Quartz Hill, CA.
We were thrilled to have 26 talented student performers ages 10-18 compete in a karaoke-style singing competition. The judges awarded golden tickets (instant win) to two competitors who delivered exceptional performances. A total of 10 students, including the 2 golden ticket winners, were selected as winners of Prize Level Scholarships, which means they will receive 6 months of weekly one-on-one music lessons fully funded by Music and Kids! The remaining 16 students received Standard Level Scholarships, which means they will receive 3 months of lessons through a waiting list process as the program receives more funding.
Our judges included Trevor Hibbert of Adelman Broadcasting, Walker Gibson (Education Director for Music and Kids) and our celebrity judge, Carnie Wilson of Wilson Phillips and Love Bites by Carnie®.
Click here to HELP us fund the 16 Standard Level Scholarships and MORE by donating to Music and Kids.
Music and Kids Launches, Joining Forces with Carnie Wilson, with Plans to Provide One-on-One After-School Music Education to Thousands of Middle and High School Students in the Antelope Valley of California and Beyond.
For Immediate Release, January 23, 2018, Los Angeles, CA
Music and Kids (www.musicandkids.org) is a newly-formed 501(c)(3) non-profit organization started by singer-songwriter and performing artist Chuck Murphy, who resides in Palmdale, California, in the heart of the Antelope Valley. At the 2017 Almond Blossom Festival, Chuck Murphy was presented with the Quartz Hill Chamber’s Person of the Year Award for his service to the community. Murphy’s tradition of service continues with the formation of Music and Kids and its contributions to the communities in the Antelope Valley and beyond.
The mission of Music and Kids is to bridge the growing gap between government-funded educational programs in music and private funding.
In keeping with their mission, the first initiative by the Music and Kids organization involves providing one-on-one, after-school music instruction to 1,000 middle and high school students starting in the Antelope Valley of California and expanding to Southern California. To get this started, the first promotion, the Jr. Star Search Competition, will be a karaoke-style singing competition at the Almond Blossom Festival, hosted by the Quartz Hill Chamber of Commerce, on March 10th and 11th, 2018 in George Lane Park, Lancaster, CA. The Jr. Star Search Competition will involve 50 student performers enrolled in grades 6-12 (ages 12-18) in schools located in the Antelope Valley and 10 six-month scholarships will be awarded at the event. Registrations will be accepted through February 9, 2018. The application can be found online at www.musicandkids.org.
Joining Music and Kids as a celebrity judge for the Jr. Star Search Competitio is Carnie Wilson of multi-platinum award winning Wilson Phillips and Love Bites by Carnie® (https://lovebitesbycarnie.com).
A second promotion is planned for the Coachella Valley region of California later in the spring of 2018.
Music and Kids will expand these efforts throughout Southern California and eventually nationwide in coming years. As the program expands, Music and Kids will visit schools all over the United States to raise awareness of the number of opportunities there are for performers as players of musical instruments or singers; or the support team as songwriters, recording engineers, and producers.
Music and Kids will be looking for the flowers in the field -- the students that are already standing out with their natural musical ability that may or may not be getting the ongoing education to develop their talent. Music and Kids will then help guide the students and parents with information and assist with scholarship funding when funds are available.
Music and Kids will join with communities to develop ongoing programs and events to continue the awareness for the need for music, music education, and the love a community can build through music.
The Almond Blossom Festival and the Jr. Star Search competition are free and open to the public, so Music and Kids relies on corporate and other community partners to provide volunteers to help defray costs and to contribute funding to the Music and Kids on-going one-on-one music program. Jr. Star Search sponsors will receive favorable publicity for supporting this novel event. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Music and Kids at (661) 435-3153 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We have a variety of packages and will gladly customize a sponsorship package to accommodate your needs and/or budget.
Music and Kids: http://www.musicandkids.org
Quartz Hill Chamber of Commerce: https://quartzhillchamber.com
Chuck Murphy: http://www.chuckmurphy.net
Chuck Murphy YouTube Video Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjCv8GDPb9bjfDbRgDOfw04cQABBbfB9u