Dear Families of Mimico Children’s Choir,
The Choir needs your help.
It has always been the choir’s mandate to offer inclusive, affordable, high quality musical instruction to the children of our community.
Our member fees are less than half of what comparable children’s choirs charge, and we depend on government grants, corporate sponsorships, and individual donations to make up the difference.
This season, choir expenses are budgeted at $18,725 and revenues are currently forecasted at $14,000, with just $7500 coming from member fees. As a result, the choir is currently facing a projected deficit of $4725 for this season.
We are asking for your help raising the funds to balance our budget. There are several ways you can help us:
- Find out if your company matches donations to charitable organizations. If so, how can the choir participate?
- Find out if your company has a community grant/sponsorship program and if so, apply on the choir’s behalf.
- Ask your friends or family to donate to the choir. The holiday season is coming and a donation to your child’s choir would be a wonderful gift.
- Connect with local businesses and ask them if they would sponsor the choir. There are letters and materials we can give you to help provide businesses with the information they need. (Please see attached a sponsor letter you can adapt for potential businesses.)
As a registered non-profit charitable organization, we can offer charitable tax receipts for all donations over $25. We can also offer a variety of exposure and recognition opportunities to sponsors at concerts and on our web site.
It is essential that we balance the budget, and we need your help to do it. If each family generates just $200 in donations, we will be covered for the entire year.
Please contact us at mimicochildrenschoir if you have other suggestions, need materials or any further information to complete applications for funding.
We also ask that you help to promote our concerts (such as the upcoming Christmas in Mimico concert), and commit to purchasing/selling as many tickets as possible for yourselves, your family, neighbours and friends. (Tickets are available now via mimicochildrenschoir.com.)
We look forward to working together to keep our choir on solid financial ground.
Michelle Sale and Mary Bella
Mimico Children’s Choir
2016-2017 Season GOLD SPONSORS
Sponsorship Opportunities still available!