Tell your friends about Free Arts of Arizona
The HeART Giving Program welcomes individual donors who would like to support Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona on an annual basis.* This helps us build a solid financial foundation and allows Free Arts to continue its therapeutic arts programs. These programs are provided at no cost to abused and homeless children in our community, to the child-welfare, or to social service facilities that house them.
Free Arts accepts gifts of cash, checks, credit cards and stock. Gift sizes range from $25,000+ to $5 with anything in between. If you would like to speak to someone at Free Arts about your personal gift, please contact the office, 602-258-8100. Free Arts is pleased to recognize our loyal donors with unique benefits and fun ways to see our programs in action.
Here’s what we can do with your investment:
• $5,000 – 25 children will experience our Weekly Mentor Program
• $2,500 – 5 kids will attend our Multicultural Arts Camp
• $1,000 – 6 youth can take part in our Professional Artist Series Workshops
• $500 – 15 volunteers will be screened and trained
• $100 – 2 mentors will be provided with art supplies
• $50 – 1 youth will attend a Free Arts Day
• Any Amount – ensures the future of the programs of Free Arts!
* The HeART Club is for annual donors, but we also have a multi-year giving society called the Handprint Club. The Handprint Club is a great way to plant the seeds of hope for these deserving youth for years to come! Please contact Katia Brown, Director of Development at firstname.lastname@example.org or call office 602-258-8100 ext. 14 to become a Handprint Club member today.
Double, or Even Triple Your Gift!
What are Matching Gifts?
Many donors are unaware that companies may provide their employees with a matching gift program as an added benefit. These programs vary, but generally work in one of two ways: It offers a dollar-for-dollar match when an employee makes a personal gift to a nonprofit organization, or; It makes a cash donation to the organization where an employee volunteers, matching the dollars with the hours.
Contact your employer to see if this is something you would qualify for and then follow up with Katia Brown, Director of Development at 602-258-8100 ext. 14 or email email@example.com.
You may want to continue helping abused and homeless children find happiness for many years to come, so please consider including Free Arts in your estate plans.
If you already have a will, you can include or update a bequest to Free Arts through a simple codicil, without executing a new will. A codicil is simply an amendment or addition to your will and is commonly used to add bequests to those already included in your will. Keep in mind that a codicil must meet all the requirements of the laws of your state for the execution of a valid will. Generally, it must be signed by you in the presence of witnesses who attest to the execution of the document. You should rely on your attorney to draft your will and any desired codicils.
Besides a straight bequest, you can also set up a trust that will benefit Free Arts during or after your lifetime, through a charitable remainder trust or charitable lead trust.
Another way to leave money is to name Free Arts as a beneficiary of an insurance policy or as the recipient of your IRA or retirement fund.
If you would like to make a bequest, please direct your funds to: Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona, tax ID 86-0739613.
IMPORTANT NOTE ON THE ESTATE TAX
Due to the fluid nature of the estate tax law, it is difficult to make definitive statements about the estate tax deduction available for charitable gifts made by will. Please check with your advisor to see how the current law affects your estate plan.
Every dollar that is given to Free Arts through a bequest or other testamentary gift is fully deductible for federal estate tax purposes when certain legal requirements are met.
For a conversation or questions, please contact Candace Langholff, Director of Finance & Operations, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 602-258-8100 ext. 18
You can help Free Arts by donating your professional services or materials. Examples of our needs include:
Equipment for special events (i.e., lighting, sound, staging, tables, chairs, etc.)
Truck usage for moving supplies to and from camp and special events
Advertising - radio, television, billboards, print ads
Design of promotional materials
Materials for Programs
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Healthy snacks and meals
Please contact Cherie Scott if you have goods or services to donate:
Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona
103 West Highland Avenue, Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85013
Phone: 602-258-8100 ext. 16
Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona invites you to attend our Every Child Matters Luncheon October 14, 2014.
Events planned by community groups are a vital source of funds for our organization. We are always grateful for the generous support of our friends in the community who share our commitment to making life better for the youth in our programs. If you're interested in hosting a fundraiser with Free Arts as the beneficiary, please review our ‘Steps for Organizing a Successful External Event’ before getting started or email Cherie Scott at email@example.com.
Ask Cherie how easy it is to raise $4,000 through ‘Casual for a Cause’ for your next office fundraising event!
Weekly Mentor Program (16 week terms 3 times a year)
Professional Artist Series (2-6 week commitment)
Multicultural Arts Camp (3-5 day commitment every summer)
Office Volunteer (As little as a single day)
Internships (Typically 14 weeks)
Serve on a Committee (Typically 3 months)
Free Arts Day Volunteers
Host an Art Supply Drive
Host a 3rd Party Event
Host a Casual for a Cause Day
Are you interested in volunteering in one of these capacities? Sign up for a volunteer orientation, learn how to volunteer in our programs and make a difference in the lives of Arizona's youth! Or you may call the Free Arts office at 602-258-8100 for more information about volunteering or upcoming events.
Thank you for your interest in becoming a Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona volunteer!
Working with homeless, abused or at-risk youth can be extremely rewarding. Our volunteer process is accomplished in the 10 steps outlined below. These steps ensure volunteers and Free Arts youth have successful interactions, experience the arts in a new way, and learn something new about themselves and the community. Our volunteer application process may take up to two months to complete, so please schedule your volunteer orientation as soon as possible.
1. Attend a volunteer orientation to learn what opportunity is right for you! Click here to sign up now!
2. Complete your volunteer application and reference letters
4. Schedule a one-on-one interview
5. Complete a background check and fingerprint clearance card
6. Attend Volunteer 101 training
7. Want to Mentor? Attend a Weekly Mentor Program training
8. Find volunteer opportunities in My Free Arts and the Volunteer E-news
9. Volunteer with the kids and have some FUN!
10. Share your experiences with Free Arts, your friends, and the community
Should you have any questions before investing your time and energy with our youth, please feel free to contact Cherie Scott, Community Liaison/Volunteer Manager 602-258-8100 ext. 16 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attend an orientation to learn more about Free Arts programs and volunteer opportunities. Orientations are generally held on the first Monday evening and Wednesday morning of each month at the Free Arts office located at 103 West Highland Avenue, Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ 85013. Please click here to register for an upcoming orientation.
Recognizing the diverse volunteers of our organization, the “Free to" Awards honor Free Arts volunteers who have made a significant impact in a variety of focus areas. In addition to our Volunteer of the Year, we hope to shine the spotlight on additional volunteers who have made a significant impact in our community.
“We utilize volunteers in every aspect of our organization. Because of this, we want to recognize the diversity of our volunteers and the talents they bring. Each opportunity for involvement is truly appreciated”.
Mark Feldman, Free Arts of Arizona Board President
Job Description: Program Assistant
Free Arts of Arizonais a nonprofit organization that heals abused and homeless children through artistic expression. Free Arts specifically targets the healing effects of the arts to children ages 3 to 21 that live in 30+ partner child social service organizations with 100+ sites (residential treatment centers, foster care group homes and crisis shelters). Free Arts offers four programs to more than 8,000 children each year.
The Program Assistant will administratively support the program department by executing logistics of programming, maintaining program databases and overseeing the timely and accurate entry of evaluation data.
1. Execute logistics of programming including:
· Volunteer and facility communications
· Art supply preparation
· Event administration
· Scheduling and contracting
2. Maintain program database and evaluation spreadsheets
3. Organize and maintain the Art Room
· Order supplies
· Assist volunteers
4. Schedule and coordinate office volunteers
5. Other tasks as assigned
· Ideal candidate will have 1 year of practical work experience in a business setting with strong knowledge of general office/clerical procedures and practices
· Computer proficiency in windows-based applications including Microsoft Office, specifically Excel, and database programs, specifically Etapestry
· 1 year customer service experience
· Valid Arizona driver’s license, proof of auto insurance coverage, daily access to personal vehicle
Reports To: Program Manager
Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. workdays.
Benefits include: Vacation, Insurance.
Apply: Email resume to email@example.com
Internships are available in the areas of Programs, Fundraising (Grants and Special Events) and Operations/Nonprofit Management. Please see below for complete descriptions of each intern position.
To apply please submit a one page letter of interest, a current resume and one professional/academic reference letter. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and materials can be emailed to: Cherie Scott, Community Liaison/Volunteer Manager; firstname.lastname@example.org
All interns must pass a background check and Program interns must hold an Arizona Department of Public Safety Fingerprint Clearance Card. The cost for a background check is $12.32 and the Fingerprint Clearance Card is $65.00. (Cost subject to change.)
Projected Program Costs
Potential Youth Served