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Monday, December 12, 2011
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End of the Year Update - December 2011

What a year!!! As 2011 comes to a close, it is a time to pause and reflect on all that we have accomplished and to look forward to an exciting 2012. Below you can learn how to Double Your Donation through the end of the year, discover what's next for Ear Candy's Instrument Drives®, save $15 on presale tickets to McDowell Mountain Music Festival 2012, and read about Ear Candy's massive impact in the community to date.

Once again, thank you for contributing to Ear Candy's impact, growth and success in 2011. We are grateful for your ongoing support, and so excited for another amazing year to come!!


Year End $5,000 Matching Grant - Double Your Donation

Our friends at the Kiita Foundation have offered to match Dollar-For-Dollar all financial donations between now and the end of the year up to $5,000! All of these funds will help support our Backstage Class® program providing low-income youth eye-opening music-based field trips like All Access Tours of fantastic Venues with Major Artists and interactive tours at Radio Stations. Please consider doubling your donation and help reach our goal of $10,000 by giving online HERE!

And please help spread the word to your friends and keep track of our progress on Facebook.



McDowell Mountain Music Festival - $15 Off Presale Discount Now Through 12/31

Ear Candy is incredibly excited to be a benefitting charity of the 9th Annual McDowell Mountain Music Festival. Each year, the festival brings together bands from a wide variety of genres and locations to rock Arizona. In fact Phoenix New Times named it Best Music Festival in Arizona! Last year the festival raised $15,000 to support Ear Candy's mission! This year McDowell Mountain Music Festival will take place from April 13th through the 15th at the Compound Grill in North Phoenix.

Now through December 31st, you can save $15 off tickets to McDowell Mountain Music Festival by using the discount code ECROCKS. Just follow this link MMMF 2012 Presale, choose your tickets, enter the ECROCKS discount code when prompted and you just saved $15 per ticket!!

All proceeds from this year's festival will benefit Ear Candy Charity and the Phoenix Children's Hospital, so you can feel extra good about indulging in great music and good times at this year's MMMF! To view the lineup and learn more about the Festival, click HERE.

Volunteers Needed!!

Starting on January 2nd, 2012, you can sign up to be a volunteer at this year's McDowell Mountain Music Festival. Not only will volunteering get you access to the festival on the day you volunteer, you will also get a free MMMF t-shirt and the sense of accomplishment that only comes with giving back to your community. Shifts are available throughout the day and range from 4 to 6 hours. Most shifts are late afternoon/ evening. To sign up as a Volunteer click HERE (Signup begins 1/2/2012).


Online Instrument Drives® - Coming in Early 2012

After three years of conducting Instrument Drives® in the Phoenix area, Ear Candy is making a revolutionary shift. In the early 2012 we are switching to ONLINE INSTRUMENT DRIVES®. This new system will allow us to place instruments quicker than ever before and greatly enhance our donor's experience. The mission remains the same, Providing Youth Access to Music Education, but the method we will use is more efficient and effective.

Click on the image below to read an overview of the Online Instrument Drive® system, an explanation of why we are making this change and how YOU can get involved to make this a success.


Ear Candy's Impact to Date

In 2011, Ear Candy impacted over 15,000 youth in the Phoenix area through Instrument Drives® and BackStage Class® field trips. Even more impressive is Ear Candy's total impact to date. Every donated instrument Ear Candy places in a classroom remains in that classroom year after year. That means the majority of the instruments Ear Candy has placed since 2008 are still enriching the lives of students!

With this Compounding Impact we have impacted well over 30,000 youth in the Phoenix area to date and are on pace to be over 40,000 by the end of the 2012 school year.


Thank You to The Fire Departments

Ear Candy Charity would like to take this opportunity to thank the Fire Departments of Avondale, Glendale, Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe. In partnership with these fire departments, Ear Candy was able to collect instruments valley wide. While we are transitioning to our new Online Instrument Drives® system, we will be forever grateful for the partnerships we have had with the heroic fire fighters in our community, and the impact they have had in the lives of thousands of youth!!

Thank you for all you do, Happy Holidays, and most importantly stay safe doing the incredible work you do!

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Newsletter Archive

12/12/2011 -

Quarterly Update - Double Your Donation - MMMF 2012 Presale

9/7/2011 -

Ear Candy Charity - Quarterly Update

7/25/2011 -

Scottsdale Fire Collects Instruments

5/12/2011 -

Moody Blues support Ear Candy

4/18/2011 -

Durango Night @ Compound Grill

4/7/2011 -

Ear Candy Charity Quarterly Update - Q1 2011

4/5/2011 -

Moody Blues Pay It Forward With Ear Candy Charity - Press Release

3/17/2011 -

3rd Thursday LIVE @ The Sheraton Crescent Hotel

3/9/2011 -

Ear Candy Kicks Off West Valley Instrument Drive

2/17/2011 -

3rd Thursday LIVE @ The Sheraton Crescent Hotel

1/25/2011 -

3 Easy Ways to Help Ear Candy Charity - Seriously, Less than 3 Minutes Total for All 3

1/5/2011 -

X 103.9 Acoustic Live & Rare CD 2011

12/15/2010 -

3rd Thursday LIVE - Ear Candy Canes & Hot Cocoa - Calendar & Book Signing

12/8/2010 -

X 103.9 Acoustic Live & Rare - 3rd Thursday LIVE - Ear Candy Canes & Hot Cocoa @ Moses Anshell

12/2/2010 -

First Friday @ CityScape - Acoustic Live & Rare - TisBest Charity Cards - Doozy of a Deal

11/24/2010 -

First Friday @ CityScape - X 103.9 Acoustic Live & Rare - TisBest Charity Gift Cards

11/18/2010 -

3rd Thursday - Alexis Films - First Friday @ City Scape

11/10/2010 -

Social Distortion Auction - Center Bistro ReOpening - 3rd Thursdays LIVE - Alexis Films

11/3/2010 -

PV Instrument Delivery Highlights & Video - Community Garden in Harmony - Free T-Shirts

10/27/2010 -

Paradise Valley Instrument Drive - Horns & Halos - Community Garden In Harmony

10/20/2010 -

Fender Band Jam - Yelp Helps TODAY - 3rd Thursdays LIVE Tomorrow

10/13/2010 -

Roadie Meeting - 3rd Thursdays LIVE - Team Ear Candy

10/5/2010 -

Doctors Vs. Lawyers - Tempe Symphony - Horns and Halos

9/30/2010 -

OUR NEW HOME - Doctors Vs. Lawyers - Fender Band Jam - Community Garden

9/23/2010 -

Ear Candy's NEW HOME - Celebrity Theatre Tickets for Instument Donations

9/15/2010 -

Arts Education Week - Yo Gabba - Doctors Vs. Lawyers - Community Garden

9/9/2010 -

Doctors Vs. Lawyers - Rock Band - Global Giving - Instruments Needed

9/1/2010 -

Global Giving Challenege - Jonas Brothers - Hon Kachina - Instruments Delivered and Needed

8/23/2010 -

Instrument Delivery this Wednesday!

8/5/2010 -

Shocking Arts Education Stats Released - Roadie Updates

7/21/2010 -

Pawn Shop - Open Mic - 21 Questions

7/1/2010 -

AZ 49th in Educational Spending - MIM Workshops - Fall Instrument Drive Partners

6/23/2010 -

FREE Yogurtini - MIM - Summer Workshops - Mike Johnson

6/14/2010 -

Bookmans - Authority Zero - MIM - On The Issues

6/4/2010 -

Summer Workshops at Musical Instrument Museum from Ear Candy & AZ Rhythm

6/2/2010 -

MGMT - VOTE NOW - Summer Programs - Youthquake

5/19/2010 -

Fender Band Jam & Help Us Renovate Our Office!

4/30/2010 -

Instrument Drive Launched - PHX Elementary School District

4/22/2010 -

Save $10 - MMMF Starts Tomorrow - New Video

4/13/2010 -

Lennon Bus - Zia Records - MMMF Auction - Office Upgrade

4/8/2010 -

Vote Now - Breakfast - Free Tickets - Garage Bands - Kids Being Awesome

4/5/2010 -

Making Guitars - Breakfast - Free Tickets - Emerging Artists

3/29/2010 -

John Lennon Tour Bus - Free MMMF Tickets - Breakfast - Awards

3/15/2010 -

Last Chance for New Position & Flogging Molly - Be More Awards - Advocates

3/5/2010 -

Yo Gabba Gabba Live! helps Ear Candy Expand Efforts to Minneapolis

2/22/2010 -

Program Visit Wed 2/24 - 4:30 PM - Know 99

2/16/2010 -

Ad Campaign Wins 6 Addys - Mixer Tonight - Get Involved

2/2/2010 -

Instrument Drives - New After School Programs - Tour De Ear Candy

12/30/2009 -

Eddie Vedder says now is the time!

12/22/2009 -

Over 3,200 Kids Impacted & Growing Rapidly!

12/17/2009 -

Ear Candy Kids On Stage - A Christmas Carol - Raise It Now - Team Positions Available

12/10/2009 -

NEW POSITIONS POSTED - Raise It Now - Radio - December Events

12/2/2009 -

Coyotes Game - Raise It Now - Kids at Hard Rock - Christmas Carol

11/25/2009 -

Wilson Elementary - Coyotes Game - EAS - Christmas Carol

11/18/2009 -

Hard Rock Event - Marathon - Coyotes Game - Meet the Board

11/11/2009 -

Marathon - Programs Update - Last 2 EAS Of The Year - Major Support

11/2/2009 -

Widespread Panic - Train Tracks - Local First - When in AZ

10/28/2009 -

Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers - Widespread Panic

10/22/2009 -

MyStudio/RCPM Winners Announced - Ear Candy Tip Of The Week - Thank Yous

10/14/2009 -

Hard Rock - Roger Clyne - Thank Yous - Tiki Lounge - Press

10/1/2009 -

Programs Launched - Fender Band Jam - Thank Yous - Roger Clyne Competition

9/23/2009 -

Roger Clyne - Best of PHX – Golf – NEW PROGRAMS!!!

9/15/2009 -

Best of Phoenix - Golf Tournament- Hard Rock - Yoga

9/8/2009 -

Nickelback - AZ Republic - Chick Corea - Best of Phoenix - When in AZ

9/1/2009 -

When in AZ Release - Nickelback - Chick Corea - Best of Phoenix- Thanks 944

8/25/2009 -

944 Event - Kids Rock Camps - Best of Phoenix - NSCC Golf Tournament

8/18/2009 -

Tom Morello Auction (Final Days!) - Emerging Artist Series - 944 - Firesky

8/13/2009 -

Ear Candy expresses heartfelt words on the passing of the great Les Paul

8/13/2009 -

Tom Morello Signed Guitar Auction - Kids Rock Camps - Press Event - Social Media

8/5/2009 -

Pyro Award - SOS/Ticket Giveaway! - Soundstyle Live - Social Media - Ear Candy Team

7/28/2009 -

Hard Rock Charity Pin - NSCC Golf Tournament Update - Social Media

7/22/2009 -

Fray Pictures - Social Media - Radio Phoenix - SOS - Ear Candy Team

7/13/2009 -

The Fray - KDKB - Hard Rock - SOS - Ear Candy Archives

7/7/2009 -

Inside Creative Minds - 311 & Ziggy Marley - The Fray - Rise Against Auctions!!!

7/1/2009 -

30 Instruments Delivered - 8 Schools Impacted

6/24/2009 -

Clapton/Winwood FRIDAY - SOS - Beat the Heat

6/18/2009 -

Hard Rock Friday / Free Arts of Arizona

6/16/2009 -

Eric Clapton / Steve Winwood / Ear Candy

6/10/2009 -

Kings of Leon - YELP Rocks - Summer of Sound

6/4/2009 -

BLOG - Having Fun with The Edge 103.9

6/3/2009 -

The Edge 103.9 - Creativity Documentary - Clapton/Winwood - Yelp - SOS

5/27/2009 -

Ice Cream - Coffee - Road Trip - Sailing

5/21/2009 -

Starswim - Musical Instrument Day - AZ Music - Creativity Documentary

5/19/2009 -

BLOG - Buy a Musical Instrument Day

5/15/2009 -

BLOG - Class Sizes - Outsource the Solution

5/13/2009 -

School Solution - Emerging Artist Series Friday - Hoodstock Recap

5/5/2009 -

STOMP Tonight - Washington Elementary School District

4/29/2009 -

BLOG - Universal Langugae

4/28/2009 -

Hoodstock - N. Scottsdale Music Series - STOMP Next Week!!!

4/21/2009 -

Latest Drop Off - McDowell Mountain Music Festival - Scooter Fest

4/15/2009 -

Emerging Artist Series - Record Store Day - Loaded Week of Events

4/9/2009 -

What Does Ear Candy Do - Lots on the Horizon

4/3/2009 -

Meet Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers TODAY!!!

3/31/2009 -

Meet Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers by Donating an Instrument

3/27/2009 -

Phoenix Art Museum this SUNDAY - EAR CANDY on the Fringe!!!

3/23/2009 -

Save Music Programs by Eating a Sandwich!!!

3/17/2009 -

Teen Central Music Program - TWO GREAT EVENTS!!!!

3/12/2009 -

BLOG - McDowell Mountain Music Fest

3/12/2009 -

Tumbleweed Music Program - Friday the 13th!!!!

3/3/2009 -

March for Schools - Valley View Music Program - New Times Event

2/27/2009 -

BLOG - Measuring Impact?

2/26/2009 -

Ear Candy at US Airways Arena - Feature Your Business in front of OVER 5,000 People!!!!

2/23/2009 -

Pat McMahon Show Tues 2/24 - Events THIS WEEK - Various Press Coverage

2/19/2009 -

BLOG - Keeping it COOL!!!!

2/19/2009 -

Phoenix Magazine Proclaims Ear Candy COOL!!!!

2/13/2009 -

Roadrunners - Instruments Online - EarCandyCharity.ORG Launches

2/12/2009 -

BLOG - Music Education - Solution in Your Closet?!?!

1/30/2009 -

Instrument Drive - Final Numbers!!!!

1/15/2009 -

Beth & Bill Radio Show this TUESDAY - Instrument Drive Updates!!!

1/7/2009 -

PHX ART Musuem Event This Sunday - Instrument Drive Updates!!!

12/15/2008 -

TWO Ear Candy Events This Week!!!!

12/9/2008 -

Instrument Drive Launched - Partner Charity Announcement!!!

12/2/2008 -

FRIDAY - Celebrity Filled Charity Concert!!!!

11/21/2008 -

Ear Candy Instrument Drive Launch Concert 12/5

11/11/2008 -

VIP Appearance - Tuesday 11/11 - Be There!!!

11/5/2008 -

Instrument Drive - Donation Sites Needed

10/22/2008 -

New Times Partnership - Instrument Drive

10/8/2008 -

Ear Candy - TWO Events THIS WEEK!!!

9/18/2008 -

Humanity Rocks Concert - THIS SUNDAY 9/21!!!

9/11/2008 -

The Little Guy Needs YOUR Help!!!

9/4/2008 -

Y Fest This Weekend - Candy Saxaphone!!!

8/1/2008 -

2 New Events - Wet Highlights - 944 Magazine

7/23/2008 -

It's Hot Out...Cool Off at WET! - THIS SATURDAY!!!

7/3/2008 -

Ear Candy - Lots of Delicious Updates!!!!

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