The income from The Alpha Workshops’ design studio and educational programs covers 50% of the costs of our programs for people with HIV/AIDS, but we still rely on the generosity of friends, colleagues, and enlightened institutions to fund the balance of our operating costs (view our current list of supporters). Each donation makes a very real difference in people’s lives. The Alpha Workshops is 501(c)(3) non-profit and all gifts are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. There are many different ways to help: honorary gifts, Alpha’s Angels, sponsorships and benefit attendance, gifts in-kind, volunteering, and shopping for Alpha. For further details, and to make a donation, please contact Barbara Thomson at 212-594-7320 or Barbara@alphaworkshops.org.
$25 = one Basic Trainee’s weekly lunch stipend
$50 = one tool kit for a Basic Trainee
$100 = 200 yards of coated paper for our wallpapers
$250 = one field trip to a museum, historic house, or design show for 10 trainees
$500 = 10 gallons of paint
$1,000 = an artist’s monthly health insurance
$2,500 = one month’s rent for our Basic Training Classroom
$5,000 = materials and staffing costs for an off-site team on a renovation project
$10,000 = the salary of one entry-level part-time decorative artist in our studio
Alpha gladly accepts donations in the name of friends, family members, or loved ones no longer here. We also welcome gifts given in honor of joyous occasions, such as birthdays, weddings, and anniversaries.
“Alpha’s Angels” make regular monthly or quarterly contributions automatically from a checking account or a credit card, ongoing support that provides a predictable flow of income to Alpha.
The Alpha Workshops gratefully accepts donations of:
• Educational materials – paint, primers, paper, paintbrushes, metal leaf, plaster, design books
• Tickets to showhouses, museums and historic houses for educational site visits
• Office supplies
• Pro-bono services such as graphic design, catering, advertising, photography
• Items for Alpha’s raffles and/or auctions
Fully tax-deductible, in-kind donations receive acknowledgement on our website and in our annual report. Please contact Barbara Thomson at 212-594-7320 or Barbara@alphaworkshops.org before you send any donations. Due to space limitations, we may not be able to accept every item.
The Alpha Workshops gratefully works with volunteers who would like to help with graphic design, event staffing, mailings, and other office duties. If you are interested in volunteering at The Alpha Workshops, call 212-594-7320 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.