For the North Star Boys’ Choir, the inflation now and previous lockdowns made our very existence uncertain. Like so many organizations, we almost had to shut down entirely. But to paraphrase a famous forgetful fish, we were determined to "just keep singing, singing, singing." This year we have even more boys in the choir, and we have a Christmas season packed with concerts and other events. But we're not out of the woods yet.
In normal years, it takes a lot to keep an organization like this going year-round. With inflation affecting bus expenses, rental space, admissions, meals and lodging, the choir took an unusually large hit. So this week, we are asking for your support. A generous friend of the choir has agreed to double-match donations up to $2500 as part of the Give to the Max event this week (for a bonus of up to $5000). So if you're going to donate, donate this week! (See below for three ways to easily donate online.)
The choir has a policy of never turning away a boy because of an inability to pay. To give you an idea of what that means, here are some of the most common costs:
Will you help the choir by making a donation this week for Give to the Max (and take advantage of the double-matching)? If you have the means, you might even consider an amount to cover one of the above costs for a boy.
If you want to donate online, here are a few options:
One last thought: The choir's mission is to grow young boys into good men through musical excellence, respectful behavior, and hard work. When you support the choir, you’re not just helping this year’s group of boys; you're building and sustaining a legacy so future boys can experience the North Star Boys’ Choir for many years to come.
Thank you for your support and generosity, especially as we keep working hard to rebuild this year and accelerate into next year with an even greater ability to have a positive, lasting effect on even more boys.