Music education is a valuable component of a comprehensive education, providing a range of benefits to students of all ages. However, not everyone has the resources to pursue their passion for music. That's where PAMDA comes in, offering affordable music lessons and group classes to students of all ages and backgrounds. As a charitable nonprofit organization, we rely on donations and grants to keep our doors open, and every contribution makes a difference.
Last week, we were the grateful recipient of a $3,250 donation from 100 Women Who Care. This generous gift will go a long way in helping us continue our mission.
100 Women Who Care is a group of women who come together to support local nonprofits. Each member makes a one-time commitment fee of $100 and then commits to donating $50 at four meetings per year. At each meeting, three different charities make a 5-minute presentation to the group, explaining what it does and how it will use the money. The group then votes on which organization will receive their collective donation, with the two runner-up charities each receiving $500. In this way, the group is able to make a significant impact on their community.
It was an honour to be selected to present at last week’s meeting, alongside our friends from the Penticton Public Library and the Ryga Festival Society - and a thrill to learn that PAMDA received the most votes for that evening’s collection.
Through this support, 100 Women Who Care is helping to ensure that we can continue to offer our group classes, and provide scholarships and bursaries to students who may not otherwise be able to afford music lessons.
We are incredibly grateful to 100 Women Who Care. We hope that their generosity will inspire others to support local nonprofits and make a difference in their communities.