As many know, Giving Tuesday is all about helping others—whether it be through the gift of time, voice, or donation. This year, the international day of giving falls on November 29, which is right around the corner! If you’re looking to give to the community this season, but not quite sure how, we made a quick and easy list of ways you can contribute to our beloved theater. Check out these five creative ways to give:
1. Shop with Amazon Smile.
Amazon Smile is an easy way for holiday shoppers to support a favorite charitable organization every time you shop—at no extra cost. Simply select “Weinberg Center for the Arts” when choosing your charitable organization, and Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to our theater.
2. Purchase a brick or a star on the Walk of Fame.
Be the giving star of Frederick! You can give and get if you choose to engrave a brick or star on the Weinberg Walk of Fame. Choose a commemorative brick to engrave with your name or the name of someone special, or even pick a star to have engraved with a sweet personalized message.
3. Name a seat in the theater.
Not seeing stars just yet? Those with a favorite seat are able to dedicate an elegant theater chair with an engraved plaque. The plaques can be used to honor a loved one, to celebrate a fond memory, or even recognize an important milestone. The possibilities are endless!
4. Add a donation on to your ticket purchase.
Whenever we see someone add an extra contribution on their ticket purchases, we can’t help but smile. Interested in seeing Simply Three or The Sicilian Tenors, but haven’t bought your tickets yet? With all the performances coming up this month, you can participate in giving back easily during the checkout process.
5. Ask your employer to join in on the giving.
Many employers will double your donation through what’s called a “matching gift program” – check with your employers to see if you can team up to increase the size and impact of your gift!
Community support is crucial — that’s why we are so appreciative of theater-lovers like you. When the end of November rolls around and you are looking for a way to participate in the giving, don’t hesitate to take a peek at this list for helpful ideas. Also, check back next week for an endearing story told by a longtime supporter who “gave creatively.”
See you at the theater!