MLA Shop at Café Press
Through Café Press, MLA has a print-on-demand shop so that MLA members can buy products with the MLA logo while also supporting our organization. The shop includes a number of products, such as water bottles, coffee mugs, caps, flasks, t-shirts, car magnets, messenger bags, call number posters, and more. Look for limited-edition conference-themed materials as well in the time immediately before and after the annual meeting. Prices reflect the Café Press base price plus a modest mark-up, resulting in around 16% profit to MLA from each sale. Visit the shop.
The Music Library Association is now a participant in the AmazonSmile program. Funded through the philanthropic arm of Amazon.com, AmazonSmile allows non-profit organizations to receive donations from Amazon when people designate that organization as their selected beneficiary. MLA will get .5% of the price of eligible purchases made through AmazonSmile by users who have designated the Music Library Association as their chosen non-profit. Prices are the same as regular Amazon when shopping through AmazonSmile. The donations made to MLA are not tax deductible for the purchaser because the AmazoneSmile Foundation is the one making the contributions, taking the cut out of the purchase price rather than adding a donation amount on top of the regular price.
It’s simple to get started using AmazonSmile. You can either go directly to the MLA landing page at AmazonSmile to start your shopping and sign in with your regular Amazon account or go to the main AmazonSmile landing page log in, search for the Music Library Association, and select us as your designated beneficiary. Thereafter, you’ll need to start your Amazon shopping at smile.amazon.com for us to get the donation, but once you sign in, you don’t need to reiterate that you intend to support MLA. When signed in to Smile with a beneficiary designated, you’ll see some text towards the top left of your screen: "Supporting: The Music Library Association." You can find more on the program on the About AmazonSmile page. Please direct any questions about the program to the Development Officer, Susannah Cleveland.