HOW CAN I HELP SUPPORT THE STUDIO?
Your donation is tax deductible! Give today to receive "I Heart SAS" sticker and our many thanks!
The Friends of Sharon Art Studio (FOSAS) is a public benefit 509(a)(2) non-profit 501©(3) organization. We accept cash, in-kind and donated items as needed for use at the Studio. Your donations are fully tax deductible to the extent of the law. Tax ID #94–3143513
Annually, the Sharon Art Studio serves over 3,000 children, teens, adults and seniors. You can be a part of the Sharon Art Studio and the invaluable role it plays in enriching the lives of Bay Area residents in delivering inspired arts and crafts classes for all. You could help the Studio increase the quality, breadth and diversity of its offerings by:
Becoming a member of Friends of Sharon Art Studio
Making a tax-deductible donation by mail to:
Friends of Sharon Art Studio
1032 Irving Street #520
San Francisco, CA 94122
You can make a donation to FOSAS using your credit card or PayPal account!
Just click the button below and you will be taken to a secure FOSAS PayPal page where you can make a donation. You will receive an email receipt from PayPal, and a donation receipt from FOSAS will be sent via US Post.
Spreading the word about the Studio, taking classes, attending events
Volunteering at the Studio to help with projects and special events
Suggesting ideas for the Studio’s programming and operations
Shopping at community partners or on AmazonSmile and selecting "Friends of Sharon Art Studio" as the non profit that you wish to make a donation to
In addition to making a cash or in-kind donation, there are a variety of other ways you can support FOSAS financially at no cost to you! You can donate to FOSAS just by shopping!
Shop at AmazonSmile and Amazon will make a donation to the non-profit of your choice at no extra cost to you! So now you can help support FOSAS by shopping!
AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you are familiar with (same products, prices, and service). Go to smile.amazon.com/ch/20-3131948 or click here to get started. Make sure to log in to Amazon at Smile.Amazon.com and select “Friends Of The Sharon Art Studio” as the non-profit that you wish to donate to!
Did you know that you can support the studio by donating items to Community Thrift Store?!
Check out this helpful information on how to choose the Friends of Sharon Art Studio as the community partner to donate to.
Here's how it works:
1. Please take a look at Community Thrift's current Welcome/Unacceptable Donatinos list before bringing your items to the store.
2. Donate your items to Community Thrift, and at the time of drop-off, choose the Friends of Sharon Art Studio as the charity partner to benefit from the sale of your donated items
3. When your items get purchased, your charity of choice gets paid!
4. Then, Community Thrift dispurses to charity partners on a quarterly basis.
It's that easy! Visit Community Thrift's list on items they are currently accepting today and the next time you decide on cleaning out your closet, perhaps choose Community Thrift as the organization to donate to!
The following local Community Partners will donate a percentage of your purchases when you mention the Friends of Sharon Art Studio:
Donate used clothing, furniture, electronics, and other items to Community Thrift at 623 Valencia St (across from the Police Station) and tell them that you want your donation to benefit FOSAS. A portion of the proceeds on all sales then comes back to FOSAS quarterly!
Do you shop at Lucky grocery store? If so, pick up a Lucky S.H.A.R.E.S. Card in the kitchen, or upstairs office of the Sharon Art Studio. Simply give it to the cashier every time you check out at Lucky and a portion of your purchases go to benefit FOSAS, at no cost to you.
You can benefit FOSAS with a portion of your credit card purchases at hundreds of local and online businesses at no cost to you. Visit www.escrip.com to learn more.
Cole Hardware Stores
For April, Cole Hardware Spare Change collection will benefit Friends of Sharon Art Youth Program Support. Please drop your spare change in the jar and help support the arts! www.colehardware.com
Studio Wish List
FOSAS can accept equipment and materials on behalf of the Studio and you can receive a tax deduction for your donation. Please speak to a studio staff member to see if you have something we need.
Finally, whether or not you can make a cash donation, you can support us by volunteering.
About the Studio: Sharon Art Studio is jointly operated by the San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department (SFRPD) and the Friends of Sharon Art Studio (FOSAS), a non-profit public benefit organization dedicated to advancing the Studio’s goal to promote art as way of exploring our selves and our place within the community. FOSAS believes that art education is an essential component to a healthy community and strives to ensure that quality, non-competitive art programs are affordable and accessible to all. While the facility is managed and maintained with city funds, FOSAS works in cooperation with SFRPD by augmenting and adding breadth to the Studio’s program, and through raising funds for equipment, supplies and free after school and mentoring programs for youth. Sharon Art Studio could not offer the variety of classes and free community programs without the support of our donors.
Contributions support our free programs, including quarterly scheduled free art days, community events, and our youth mentorship program. Additionally, donations fund our supplementary scholarship program which is available to everyone, studio equipment and supply purchases, equipment maintenance and repair, and a small administrative staff.