The 2020 Company of Fifers & Drummers Fundraising Drive is now open!
We hope this message finds you safe and well, and we recognize that 2020 has been a difficult time for everyone. Like the majority of our community, The Company of Fifers & Drummers has not had the benefit of our normal fundraising events. At the same time, our operating expenses remain. These conditions make our annual fund drive even more critical this year.
The Annual Fund is a once-a-year initiative to support the operating expenses of The Company of Fifers & Drummers. As you may know, The Company of Fifers & Drummers sustains itself and the Museum building by offering individual and corps memberships, however these memberships cover only a portion of the annual operating budget. The Company of Fifers & Drummers relies heavily on donations as part of its funding plan and supplements as much as possible by applying for grants. Our 2020 Annual Fund appeal goal is $6,000 and your tax-deductible donation will provide support for operating expenses including building upkeep and maintenance, utilities, web hosting fees, and insurance. Contributing to the fund allows continuous operation of The Company of Fifers & Drummers from year to year. If you are interested in more financial details you can read our Financial Disclosure.
If you are able, you can support us financially by making a donation of any amount through PayPal (recommended) or by sending a check payable to The Company of Fifers & Drummers, P.O. Box 496, Ivortyon, CT 06442.
Other Ways to Provide Support
If a direct financial contribution is not possible at this time, here are some other ways of supporting The Company of Fifers & Drummers:
- Please consider using Amazon Smile when you shop on Amazon and select The Company of Fifers & Drummers as your charity of choice.
At no additional cost to you, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the value of your purchase to the non-profit of your choice. For example, $0.05 would be donated for a $10.00 purchase. Read more about using Amazon Smile on our website at https://companyoffifeanddrum.org/news/amazon-smile. Just be sure to visit www.smile.amazon.com when shopping online and use your existing Amazon login credentials.
- If you are selling an item on eBay and wish to donate a portion of the proceeds to The Company of Fifers & Drummers then details can be found at https://www.charity.ebay.com/charity/The-Company-of-Fifers-%26-Drummers/2145159, just click on the “Sell for Charity” link.
- Link to The Company of Fifers & Drummers from your corps website.
- Like and share our posts on social media sites.
- We are always looking for people join or chair a committee, run for an office or host an event at the Museum building (fees apply – building use is on hold and not an option at this time).
Thank you all for your continued support.
In the Ancient Spirit,
The Company of Fifers & Drummers