We are in dire straits for our regular monthly expenses. With the Veterans Art Center being closed we have had little to no income since mid March but regular monthly expenses did not take a break. Our sales have been non-existent (even the coke machine) and no donations in the jug. Online donations are very low too.
I would like to request those of you who can, to help us out with online fundraising. One of the best in our experience is the FaceBook fundraisers and you can create one at https://www.facebook.com/fund/VeteransArtCenter/
By creating the fundraiser and sharing it with your friends the donation income is usually greater than if you just share one someone else created. If you take the time to create it your friends are more apt to consider donating because they trust you.
Additionally, we are offering our soap and other items in the online store. As with everything in the store, if you are a member make sure you are logged in to get the member savings. You can help with this too by sharing the link to the store. The store is directed to local shoppers and members but there is an option for shipping for out of town shoppers. If you are local you can select curbside pickup or delivery. We'll let you know when your order is ready to go out the door.
The DoTerra kit Spring Raffle that was to be drawn on April 8th is in limbo at the moment but as soon as all changes are approved by the State we will again have raffle tickets available and will let you know.
If you have any other ideas for funding resources during this time please let me know. In fact let me know anything you want :) Or ideas about how we should adjust our programs to continue to meet our mission while at a distance. The Veterans Art Center will not open for any in house services or classes until it has gone through deep cleaning, sorting and organizing.