Donate to the SPACE
You and I can make a difference in our community by supporting our local organizations, community clubs, shopping/dining local, supporting local businesses and volunteering. It doesn't have to be much...if we all do our small part, we can do great things in our community for everybody: our youth, our adults, and our seniors!
Donations from people like you are vital to the SPACE in its pursuit to make Springfield a healthier, stronger community for everybody.
Donate securely online at www.canadahelps.org under our charitable name listing: Sunrise Performing Arts.
What services does the SPACE offer?
Recreational & higher educational performing arts classes and workshops to preschool, youth, adults, seniors, individuals with mental & physical disabilities, and low-income families throughout our community, teacher mentorship and training, and youth summer camps.
What makes the SPACE a charity?
There are many different kinds of charities. Some of the more well known charities are medically and socially based. The SPACE is an educational charity specializing in performing arts. Just as other charities have very important roles in furthering medical and social aspects in our society, educational charities empower our society in many different ways.
How does Performing Arts make a difference in our community?
Performing arts not only keeps people of all abilities and ages active mentally and physically, it provides an outlet for emotional expression both for participants and spectators. There have been many studies showing the impact of performing arts showing how it:
- Improves academic performance in youth
- Lowered crime rates among youth
- Engaged seniors and people with a variety of disabilities (increasing socialization, expression and self-worth)
- Promotes healthy aging! Dr. Gene Cohen, director of George Washington University's Center on Aging, Health and Humanities reports that seniors involved in performing arts have better overall physical health and fewer doctors' visits. Also they reported that seniors have fewer falls and better scores on depression and loneliness scales. Cohen noted that arts participation had a positive impact on maintaining elders' independence and appeared to reduce "risk factors that drive the need for long-term care."
How will my donation be spent?
100% of your donation will go into the SPACE Main Operating Account where it could go towards our facility, programming, senior programs, youth summer camps, special needs programs, low-income assistance, remote outreach workshops and much more. • Visit the Canada Revenue Charity Database at: www.cra-arc.gc.ca/chrts-gvng/lstngs/menu-eng.html to see our detailed Accounting Summary.
Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes! We issue tax receipts for any donation given to the SPACE! We are a registered Canadian Charity (Registration number: 865734107RR0001) Donations are accepted online through www.canadahelps.org under Sunrise Performing Arts.