Providing the children, youth, and adults of our community with deep, enriching, and meaningful access to the arts is no easy task. It takes the time, talent, and resources of many people to give just one child the opportunity to experience Dance, Music, Theatre, and the Visual Arts. Class tuition and ticket sales certainly go a long way to covering the cost of the performances and programs we provide at , but none of it would be possible without the generous support of individual donors, and the work of eager volunteers.
It is through donations from regular folks like you that we are able to offer class and camp scholarships to families who would not otherwise be able to have their children receive the arts education they so desperately need. It is through donations that we can cover the costs of props and costumes and keep programs like Once Upon a Time Family Theatre affordable for families to attend. It is through donations - and generous gifts of time and talent from volunteers - that we continue to make physical improvements to our school and serve our community better.
There are a lot of ways that you can support ! Every one of the options listed below would be a tremendous help to us as we strive to meet our mission. One way that you can help us the most is by becoming one of our Everyday Angels! With a monthly pledge of $5 or more, Everyday Angels provide a steady security and peace of mind that other methods never can. Become an Everyday Angel today, and start doing your part to make sure everyone has the opportunity to learn, perform, and experience the arts!
Ways To Contribute!
is a registered 501 ( c ) 3 in the State of Oregon. All donations of money or goods are tax-deductible.
Employee Donation Match
Many companies, both local and national, will match donations made by their employees to PMA dollar for dollar. We have a list of over 200 companies with donation-matching programs. There are many other companies with similar programs. Take a moment to look over the list and encourage family and friends employed by those companies to make a donation. Contact your company Human Resource department for further details. It is a wonderful way to double your donation.
Give us your unwanted car, and we all benefit. You get to declare the sale price of the vehicle as a tax-deductible donation and PMA can have a new home to continue providing quality arts opportunities to the community.
If you have a vehicle you no longer need, please give Jim of Hawthorn Auto Clinic a call at 503-234-2119 and we will make the necessary arrangements. We handle all paperwork and will arrange for pick up or delivery.
GoodSearch and GoodShop
Providing meaningful access to quality arts education and performance is so important to a community, and easy to accomplish now that we've partnered with Goodshop.com, an organization that has already donated over $11 million to over 100,000 non profits across the country. But we need your help!
If you use Goodshop to reach your favorite retailers, Goodshop will donate up to 20% of what you spend online. Buy whatever you like, but let those dollars work to help Portland Metro Arts. With Goodshop coupons, you will likely save money too on items such as:
And a lot more! Get started saving money and promoting the arts by signing up and choosing Portland Metro Arts as your cause!
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A unique fundraising opportunity. Take a few minutes to register at Escrip, then shop at your favorite stores using your store reward card, debit card or credit card. A portion of your purchase is then automatically donated to Portland Metro Performing Arts. Our Escrip ID number is 151278870. To sign up, log onto www.escrip.com or call our office and we will do it for you. We receive the contribution at no additional cost to you. How great is that?
Invest in the Arts
What if you could do something that benefited yourself and your community at the same time? Sounds great doesn’t it? Well, if you have money invested in standard savings, certificate of deposit, or most investments, you probably aren’t earning fantastic interest. Chances are it is less than 4%. However, if you are borrowing money, you will probably be paying a great deal of interest.
We are looking for people who can loan us $3,000 or more at 4% interest. That allows you to receive a significant return on a stable investment and allows us to payoff our start-up debt sooner. We have worked with a banker and an attorney to insure that the contract protects your investment. You will receive a schedule of regular payments clearly showing principal and interest paid.
Your investment will enable us to continue providing excellent arts opportunities in the community. It will also provide you an excellent return on your investment both financially and through the benefit to the community. Please consider this option as you review your financial planning. Contact our office for more details.
Here is a list of items we can use. Contact us if you can help.
- 8 1/2 x 11 copy paper
- Pencils, pens, paper clips, and pads
- Blank CD's and DVD's for recording
- Musical Instruments: violin, viola, cello recorder, marimba, guitar, xylophone, autoharp
Sponsor a Theatre Chair
Our goal, to create a state-of-the-art performance space for the entire community as well as our own programs, is a challenging task. You can help us by sponsoring a theatre chair. For a one hundred dollar donation, a name plaque will be placed one of our theatre seats. Celebrate loved ones with their very own chair and help us continue to bring a quality live performance experiences to the public. Contact us at 503-408-0604 or info@PDXMetroArts.org for details.
We have an annual Italian Dinner fundraiser that takes place between shows at our Dance Mosaic in November. Click Here for more information.
Between the public performances of our annual full-length ballet we throw a special fundraising event that allows attendees to meet and mingle with the characters from the ballet. Click Here for more information about this year's ballet and fundraiser.
If you have any good ideas for fund raisers, we would love to hear from you.