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As a not for profit organization, the Tacoma TotemAires rely on several fundraisers and other avenues to support our group.
Our mission is simple: We are committed to musical excellence in the performance style of Barbershop a cappella songs, within the Evergreen District (Division II) of the Barbershop Harmony Society. And we are happy to serve Tacoma and the Greater Pierce County area.
Through our various public appearances, and visits to schools, retirement centers, and other community activities, we strive to spread joy through classic songs. However, this does come with costs involved for sheet music, uniform pieces, transportation, equipment, etc.
We also work with Harmony Explosion to encourage young singers to explore and enhance their talents, and regularly give monetary donations to the food bank within St. Leo's Church here in Tacoma.
Interested parties can help in a number of ways:
- Direct tax-deductible donations. Because we are a 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt Charitable Corporation, donations are tax deductible. We can supply a receipt for tax purposes.
- Bequests and legacies. The Tacoma Barbershop Harmony Chapter can be named as a recipient of bequests from estates, as provided for in a will. Executors should be advised to make such funds payable to the chapter through the treasurer.
- Corporate Matching. Some corporations have a provision to match the charitable work of their employees with a dollar match of its worth usually expressed in the value of time invested.
- Sponsorship. Corporations and Individuals who elect to support the arts will sometimes do it with an annual sponsorship on behalf of a favorite art form and its provider. Tacoma Barbershop Harmony would be grateful for such support in the form of a grant.
- A donation of time. We often seek volunteers to help us in our shows, cabarets, banquets and conventions. If you would be willing to help as an usher, ticket person, server, or in any role, please let us know.
- Participate in the Amazon Smile Program - by simply adding us as your preferred charity, and shopping via the Smile program at Amazon, we will receive a percentage of your total order, directly from Amazon as part of their charitable giving program. You can sign up here: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/91-6055802
To inquire about assisting our chorus financially, please: Contact Us.