HOW YOU CAN HELP!
Donate? Sponsor a child?
There are many ways that you can help. Financially, things are tighter for us than you can imagine, so please don’t underestimate this point. We are a nonprofit so your donations are tax deductible. Our base rate for a child is $120 per month (with one-year agreement) and we have many families who come to us unable to pay this amount. So why not sponsor a child? Contact us and let us know that you’d like to do so and we can provide detail.
Volunteer your time?
Sure, why not. We can’t guarantee that we could find something for you to do, but it’s worth a try. If you want to help, but can’t donate right now, sure, ask us if there’s any way you could help.
Refer people you know to sign up for classes or contribute?
Sign up for classes, or refer people you know to join our classes. One child per paying-family brings in between $800 and $1200 per year. One new student, therefore, can make a huge difference. All existing TUCMAIRI Dojo students and families should seek to “grow their dojo” by spreading the word and bringing in new paying members.
Voluntarily increase what you pay?
Of course! Sure, you can! Remember that our base rates are less than other martial arts schools in the area, sometimes by as much as half, but please try to avoid feeling “entitled” to our cheaper rates. It’s a double-edged sword. Charging so little helps the community, but also makes it hard for us to get by. If you could afford the higher rates of the school across town, however, but pay ours instead (because of the quality of our instruction), sure, why not increase what you pay voluntarily?
Absolutely. Please, if you work for a company that supports community causes, or if you know someone who does, we ARE a 501.c.3 nonprofit. All donations are tax deductible.