We would like to thank all the great supporters who have donated to BDPA this year. Your contributions have had a major impact on all of our programs. However, we still need your help.
Did you know that kids who participate in performing arts have higher grades in school than kids that don't? Those same kids have fewer problems with drugs and alcohol and go on to college and successful careers. Alums who are now in their 40s can attest to this fact with few exceptions. Participating in a drum corps or any other performing art builds character in kids and changes their lives in meaningful ways.
Staging a high-quality performing arts program is not cheap. Funding a non-profit youth organization and a world class drum and bugle corps is a very expensive enterprise. The cost of energy, fuel, gas and electricity will have a major financial impact on BDPA, especially this summer. Food and transportation costs continue to spiral higher. As our expenses go up our main sources of revenue, continue to struggle because of political and economic pressures.
More than ever we need your investment as a supporter. No contribution is too small. Every contribution sends a signal to potential foundation and corporate donors that people believe in what we do for youth – our community supports us.
You can give in many ways. You can give to BDPA at one of our many donor levels. You can designate your gift to a certain area of interest, or you can donate to an individual participant to help them share in the corps.
Among the challenges that our organization faces is the perception that the revenue stream for BDPA is constant and abundant. The reality is quite the opposite and the entire organization is reviewing program activities looking for ways to conserve and cut expenses.
Why should you want to help us? If you are as passionate about drum corps, winter guard, and the performing arts as we are, you will realize that planning for the future is critical. With your help, we will preserve the unique opportunities for young people provided by the pageantry arts.
We need you now! Invest in these kids today. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 925-689-2918. Play a part in BDPA by sending your contribution today. You can donate online or just send us a check.
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