The Marietta Chapter is a non-profit 501c(3) organization and we appreciate your tax-deductible donations. Our
members range in age from young teenagers to super senior citizens and come from all walks of life.
Our donors have asked "Where does the money go?"
As a prospective donor, you should know that about 90% of all revenue received by the Big Chicken Chorus remains
in the community. With the exception of our Director, all members of the Big Chicken Chorus are volunteers who
contribute generously to the financial well-being of the Big Chicken Chorus through annual dues, out-of-pocket
expenditures for uniforms, costumes, travel, and with in-kind donations in support of our business needs as well as
cash donations for the chapter to use for operating expenses.
We rely upon revenues from our annual shows and our Singing Valentines program to meet our major expenses
which include: Rehearsal and performance venue rental, insurance costs, office supplies, printing and mailing
expenses related to event promotions, expense of retaining non-chapter guest performers for our annual shows,
expense of technical lighting and sound technicians for our shows, the expenses of royalties and fees related to the
acquisition of the music we perform, marketing and publicity expenses, and fees and taxes related to the revenue we
In recent years we have made numerous gratis performances for organizations such as Georgia Special Olympics,
Boy Scouts of America, Hearts For Heroes, Marietta Kiwanis Club, Kennesaw State University, Tommy Nobis Center,
MUST Ministries, Honorary Commanders Association, Marietta ArtWalk, and Children's Hospital of Atlanta.
We have donated complimentary tickets to our shows to many area Senior Citizen and Assisted Living Centers.
We have performed fundraising performances for the Advocacy for Children of Bartow County, the RiteCare Center
for Speech and Language Disorders, and the Good Samaritan Center in Douglasville, GA.
We have also shared a portion of the profits from our annual shows with MUST Ministries, Marietta Mentoring For
Leadership, and Toys For Tots.
We want to do more for our audiences and the community in terms of supporting other local non-profit organizations,
providing financial support for the youth in the community through programs like the Harmony Explosion Camps and
Real Men Sing programs for middle and high school students, and presenting more entertaining shows while keeping
ticket prices easily within the range of our audiences.
If our music has touched your heart and improved the quality of your life, we hope that you will consider making
a donation to help us continue our mission.