GivingTuesday was started in 2012 as a day to encourage people to do good. Since then, it has become a day that inspires people to be generous by giving to organizations that are making a difference in our communities. The Berkeley Arts Council works to ensure a vibrant, vital arts environment in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. As a recipient of our monthly bulletin, you have followed us and seen us work for 12 years to support frequency, quality and variety of arts-related events, facilitate and promote activities that extend arts throughout the community, and build communication and interaction among arts organizations.
Last year was the first time we participated in GivingTuesday and we received a generous response. This year we are again asking for support. Over the past two years, but especially this year, income from class tuition, co-op and exhibit sales, and membership are down, leaving us unable to grow our programming as we had planned.
Let’s face it, most of us don’t like asking for help, but in order to expand our programs, especially in these challenging times, we do need additional support. Making a monetary donation is easy. Visit our Web site and scroll down to locate the Donate button on the right side of our main page. On your mobile device, select About the Berkeley Arts Council from the menu at the top of the screen and scroll down. Click or tap the button and follow the steps.
Thank you for taking the time to read this appeal and thank you for supporting the Berkeley Arts Council and the arts in Berkeley County and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia.
All the best,
Anna Howard, President
Berkeley Arts Council
Grassroots generosity and community action are powerful forces for good! You can support the Berkeley Arts Council any time by buying Berkeley Arts Council gift cards, purchasing classes and memberships as gifts, giving donations. Use AmazonSmile and name us as your charity. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook and like/share and participate in our activities.